After a decade-long slumber, the Star Wars franchise awakened last year to the tune of $2.068 billion. Now, just one year after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans are only days away from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters. The first of several planned Star Wars anthology films, Rogue One tells the story of the rebel operation arguably most integral to the defeat of the Empire — the theft of the Death Star’s blueprints.
Rogue One features an ensemble cast led by Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso. Jyn has some pretty large shoes to fill, as the Star Wars franchise has given us some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. Outside of the early positive reactions to Rogue One, there is reason to suspect Jyn will become yet another classic Star Wars character. After all, her story is not all that different than Luke Skywalker’s and, in fact, is essential to the latter’s journey in the original trilogy.
In anticipation of Rogue One‘s release in theaters, Regal Cinemas and Screen Rant recently partnered to develop a video exploring the legacy of the film’s central character, Jyn Erso. You can watch the entire video, titled “The Legacy of Jyn Erso,” above.