As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story closes in on $1 billion worldwide, it’s clear that the first of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Anthology movies is a rousing success. Adored by critics and fans alike, it pretty much guarantees that these spinoffs are going to be with us for a very long time to come, which is certainly a good thing. More than that though, it’s also shown us that the franchise has been forever changed.
From creative decisions to casting and the use of new technology, Rogue One has shaken up the foundation of the franchise in new and exciting ways, and the impact of its success and the choices made here will be forever felt. Star Wars will never be the same again, that’s for sure, and in this article, we’ll take a look at the biggest ways that Gareth Edwards’ prequel changed the series and what these changes mean for the future of the ever-expanding Galaxy.
Of course, spoilers will follow, so if you happen to be one of the 4 people who still hasn’t seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yet, you may want to avert your eyes now. For everyone else, though, enjoy!