With a little more than a month to go before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters near you on December 16th, we’ve all had time to dissect and over analyze every trailer that’s been released. With almost no information out there besides the basic plot and character names, a lot about the movie is still a mystery. So, to fill in some time, I decided to make some predictions about what will happen in the first spinoff film in the Star Wars universe.

  1. We Get Definitive Answers to What Obi Wan Kenobi Did in Exile

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
” If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine. Uh, a little help here?”

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThe movie takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, so I am guessing we get definitive answers as to what Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi was up to between those films. Was he always in exile in Tatooine? Did he hop around planets hiding from the Empire because they found out Order 66 wasn’t carried out to completion? Who knows? And being that Princess Leia NEEDED to find Obi Wan in Episode IV, I won’t be surprised if a search for Obi Wan gets a passing mention or is a subplot.

2. Emperor Palpetine Makes a Cameo 

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
“Am I coming in clear? What’s that hissing noise? Do you hear it too? God, Skype is glitchy today, Darth.”

The main plot of Rogue One is about a team of rebels stealing the Death Star plans, so I won’t be shocked if Emperor Palpatine himself pops up to check on “the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!”

3. Jyn Erso Dies a Noble Death

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
“I’m coming to join you in that big moisture farm in the sky, Porkins!”

War is not without casualties and this movie will probably be no exception. Since nobody mentions Jyn (Felicity Jones) or the other rebels by name in A New Hope, I wouldn’t be shocked to see some, if not all of them bite the dust. Jyn is the main protagonist and her dad is the one who designed the Death Star, so I expect her death (if she does indeed die) to be meaningful and noble, like transmitting the plans to Princess Leia as she dies, just in the nick of time.

4. Darth Vader Kicks Some Butt

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
“There better not be sand on this Star Destroyer. I HATE sand.”

I definitely expect a return to form for Darth Vader. I expect Lord Vader to have a menacing presence. Not only will rebels be afraid of him, so will members of the Empire. People will forget all about that embarrassing moment from Episode III that sucked all the intimidation from him. He will truly be the most evil and heartless person in the galaxy.

5. The Very End of Rogue One Will Be the Very Beginning of A New Hope

As the film draws to a close when the rebels get the Death Star plans from Jyn and the Rebel spies, I expect we will see a familiar ship being chased by the Star Destroyer.

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThen, we see R2-D2 and C-3PO getting rattled by the shots fired by the Empire…

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We see Vader enter the ship…

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryNext we see R2 go to a familiar hand…

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

And finally, we hear Princess Leia, in a British accent that disappeared in Empire Strikes Back, say the iconic line, “Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”

5 Predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryCut to black.  End credits. Boom!

THAT is how I picture the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Those are my predictions for the upcoming movieThink I’m on to something, or should I go kiss a Wookie? Let me know your predictions of what will happen in the comments below.


  1. This will finish the beginning to Star wars new Hope movie from 1977 with rogue one movie and feel complete to both the 1977 and this rogue one movie and with the rest of the movies of star wars movies

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