On the other hand, it is pretty cool that the new Star Wars will be a self-contained flick. Especially since that means we won’t have to wait years to have all our questions answered — everything will be right there in the film.
It doesn’t hurt that the movie’s star, Felicity Jones, is also totally on-board with the idea.
According to The Toronto Sun, Felicity Jones is totally fine with Rogue One being a one-off.
We’re also privately hoping that Rogue One opens the doors for other one-off Star Wars stories down the road. After all, building a trilogy around less well-known characters can be a hard sell for a studio. But if you’re talking about a single movie budget, that’s a lot easier to take a risk one.
BTW, Lucasfilm/Disney execs, if you’re listening: We want a Mara Jade film!
At the end of the day, we’re all just excited to see more of one of our favorite cinematic universes — whether it’s as part of a trilogy or not.