If you're a fan of the Star Wars series, then you already know that the galaxy far, far away is considerably bigger than the main saga of movies. The Star Wars universe has grown exponentially more expansive since George Lucas first brought us A New Hope back in 1977, and the world of Jedi, Sith, and scoundrels in space ships is now arguably larger than any other fictional universe in existence. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the latest adventure in that ever-expanding galaxy, and it's jam-packed with references and Easter eggs. With that in mind, a brand new video has officially hit the web chronicling the best of the bunch. Check it out below.
Those are some seriously deep cuts, and you need to be a real Star Wars fan to pick up on all of them. The above video is lengthy, but it's completely worth it if you want to see all of the more obscure Easter eggs that were hidden in Rogue One. Everything from the relevance of Saw Gerrera, to Kyber crystal references, to whether or not a Hammerhead ship escaped from the battle above Scarif is touched upon, and it's an absolute treat for fans of the Star Wars franchise
Everyone has his or her favorite Easter egg from Rogue One, but mine is a small moment that relates back to a scene on the Death Star during the events of A New Hope. In the above video, Leland Chee, Pablo Hidalgo, and Matt Martin explicitly state that one of the empty chairs in the meeting scene on the Death Star almost certainly belonged to Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). Fans of the Star Wars franchise have assumed that for quite some time, but hearing it said from people specifically associated with the franchise is so undeniably cool.
Rogue One is a unique entry in the Star Wars mythos because of the way it balances old and new. It's a story primarily composed of new (and delightfully compelling characters), but its overall narrative is nestled quite comfortably within an existing Star Wars story. That's the best thing about the Star Wars universe; it has such a well-established history, lore, and mythology, so it can branch off in new directions while always feeling familiar and comfortable to fans. With a Han Solo spin-off movie slated to hit theaters in 2018, we have a distinct feeling that this trend will only continue as time goes on.
What are your favorite Easter eggs from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. The latest Star Wars movie is still in theaters, so make sure to check it out if you haven't already.