USA Today has posted their Holiday film preview article of 10 must-see movies which obviously contains an entry for Rogue One. In the piece, director Gareth Edwards offers up the following comments on lead character Jyn Erso and an interesting little tidbit at the end of the quote:
Everybody in the motley crew has reasons to take on the Empire, but Jones’ Jyn Erso for sure is a reluctant hero, Edwards says. “Events take place that just shatter her life and send her off to basically be raised as a soldier in the midst of a war. She ends up not the person she was supposed to be.” Her journey is also a very Star Wars-y one: to redeem the sins of the father. “Even though we’re not telling the story of Luke Skywalker, it was important to me that we capture the same themes and emotion,” Edwards says. “But the film doesn’t unfold how you think. It’s not the same path as Star Wars.”
Be sure to check out what USA Today had posted earlier this week about Director Orson Krennic and working with Darth Vader on screen if you missed it initially.