Indeed, the possibility of getting to see Star Wars films that aren’t somehow related to the main story or timeline of the Skywalker family has been one of the main reasons fans are excited for Rogue One. This is especially true since some fans thought The Force Awakens suffered from too much set up for Episode VIII and Episode IX, rather than being able to deliver a complete story by itself. Here, there’s the chance to see some of the greatest myths and legends of the Star Wars universe brought to life onscreen for the first time.
In addition to Rogue One and the Young Han Solo movie, many fans have speculated that Disney and Lucasfilm could make a film about Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan during the time in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, or the long-awaited Boba Fett spinoff. Whether or not any of these happen likely all depends on how well the critical, fan, and particularly the box office reception to Rogue One is this month, though, which promises the start of yet another new era in the Star Wars franchise.