The “Starbucks barista messed up my name” story is a classic. Most of us have had the experience of looking at the scrawl on your cup and thinking, “Really?” But most of us haven’t turned Starbucks flub into Star Wars canon.
But Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards took a Starbucks mishap and turned it into movie canon.
In an interview with CNN, Edwards spilled a lot of tidbits about the making of Rogue One. When it came time to name the film’s planets, he left a lot of that to Gary Whitta, who helped write the film’s story. Then Whitta asked him to name the film’s final planet, and Edwards hit a wall. While mulling over other options, he headed to Starbucks to think. Then inspiration struck, in the form of his name… kind of:
Classic. In that moment, the film’s beach world Imperial base received its appropriately rigid and strange name. And Edwards left a rather personal stamp on his Star Wars legacy.