The production crew of “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” is stepping up preparation of sets for the movie. One of the screenwriters, Gary Whitta, spoke about how he was able to become a part of the movie, and more details about the movie have surfaced online.
In an interview with Blastr, Whitta admitted that he wasn’t expecting to get the job, given his experience as a writer. "I know there’s probably a hundred writers who are better placed, but the 10-year-old kid in me would kill me if I didn’t at least try to throw my hat in the ring for one of these films," he said.
Whitta’s agent managed to get him a meeting with the producers, and the writer explained how passionate he was about "Star Wars." This apparently appealed to the producers and he was offered a writing position.
The writer at that time didn’t know that the job was for “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” and he thought it was for a video game or a novelization. “I’m still pinching myself that I got to work on it. It’s just been an amazing experience,” he said.
Whitta was not able to reveal anything about the movie, but details of the movie have surfaced online. Darth Vader will be coming back in the movie, BirthMoviesDeath reports. A source familiar with the developments of the movie is said to have confirmed that the villain will be controlling the action from behind the scenes and will be “pulling the strings” of some of the characters.
Darth Vader is said to appear in some form of holo projection in the movie. There is no confirmation about Grand Moff Tarkin, who was also an important character in the timeline that the movie is in.
According to a report by MakingStarWars, the Map Room set of the J.J. Abrams movie is currently being “redressed” for a production set in “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.” The electric panels in the set have been changed and the room now supposedly looks “dirtier” and “lived in,” in order to get a similar look as the original 1977 movie.