“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” won’t get a sequel no matter how well the “Star Wars” spinoff performs at the box office, according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine (via slashfilm), Kennedy makes the confirmed that the studio does not intend to make a sequel to the film, which Kennedy jokingly refers to as “Rogue Two.”
Lucasfilm Chief Creative Officer and former Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll states that “Rogue One” was always intended to be a self-contained film, even though it is actually a prequel to “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
Director Gareth Edwards also added that if you were to have a sequel, “that sequel will be directed by George Lucas,” a reference to that first original “Star Wars” film that launched the franchise.
Hardcore “Star Wars” fans have speculated that the film would end poorly for the team led by Felicity Jones’ character, the daughter of a scientist working on the creation of the Empire’s Death Star.
After tickets went on sale online for “Rogue One” Sunday night, reports started coming in that Fandango was so overwhelmed that it crashed.
Not true, TheWrap has learned. In fact, there were so many requests for tickets that Fandango experienced its biggest first day of sales this year, and set up a kind of online waiting room to process all the orders.
While Fandango didn’t crash, it did suffer intermittent slowdowns, as did other online ticketing sites. Fandango sold hundreds of thousands of tickets within minutes of offering them.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters Dec. 16.