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What Does Star Wars Rogue One Mean?

Star Wars: What Exactly Does "Rogue One" Mean Anyway?

If you've been curious about the new Star Wars film called Rogue One, we've got an exciting new piece to the puzzle. The movie, which takes place between Episodes III and IV in the greater Star Wars universe, focuses on a special rebel mission carried out by badass heroine Jyn Erso. As for where Erso fits into Star Wars history, we're not sure. Is she going to be Rey's mother? Could she become Captain Phasma? Erso's origin and impact aren't the only two things that make this film so intriguing. In fact, the title itself seems like a cryptic choice.

What does Rogue One actually mean? This week, Empire conducted an interview with Gareth Edwards, the film's director, and he shed some light on the origin of the title phrase. "I'd been thinking about it," he said. "What does it mean? 'Rogue One' is a military call sign to some extent . . . but this is the first film that's gone off-piste and is not part of the saga — or the Anakin story — so it's the 'rogue' one, you know?"

So, basically, it's possible Jyn Erso is the "rogue one," but the film itself is kind of a rogue Star Wars movie. We'll take it.

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