The first of the Star Wars stand alone films, Rogue One hit theaters this weekend to astonishing reviews with some calling Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the best Star Wars film since Empire Strikes Back. While we're not going to give you any spoilers in our review of Rogue One, we are going to share with you 5 Rogue One characters we love, and why we love them.
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters everywhere.
5 Rogue One Characters We Love
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) – Jyn is everything you hope your daughter becomes. Strong, determined, and brave, Jyn becomes one of the most important figures of the war. Her determination to avenge her father's name leads the Alliance to the single most important bit of information to defeat the Empire. And while others may feel defeated, Jyn reminds everyone, ‘Rebellions Are Built On Hope.'
Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) – Cassian is what you wish for in a son. Committed and steady, a practical by-the-book intelligence officer, Cassian's heart is a heart of gold. Faithful to the Alliance, Cassian overcomes his doubts with Jyn and her father for the greater good. As we fall in love with the character, Cassian boasts one of the most heartwarming quotes we can't stop thinking about, ‘Your father would've been proud of you, Jyn.'
Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) – What can we say. Galen Eros may just be the perfect father figure, and many will say Galen Erso was the most important person in the universe. Yes, Galen Erso is the man who single-handedly brings the Death Star online, but he didn’t exactly do it on purpose. Throughout the film, Galen shows where his true purpose lies, with his family. He often reminds Jyn, “Jyn, whatever I do, I do it to protect you. So you understand?”
Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) – This spiritual warrior-monk is strong with the force. Part of the rebel group who joins Jyn Erso on her quest to steal the Death Star plans from the Galactic Empire, Chirrut is a strong believer in the Force, even though he’s not a Jedi. His famous quote throughout the film reminds you of the hope the Alliance is built upon, ‘I'm one with the Force, and the Force is with me.'
Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) – A resistance fighter who fought against the Confederacy of Independent Systems on Onderon during the Clone Wars, his tactics against the Empire led him to be seen as an extremist, one whose notoriety was recognized by the Empire. Saw found Jyn and raised her until she was a young adult, and though he is an extremist he has a warm place in his heart for Jyn, and her mission.
Now, you have the opportunity to meet Jyn Erso in this exclusive featurette.
Who are your favorite Rogue One characters? Share your thoughts below, and let us know why you love the characters you choose.