Over at the official site, the entirely awesome Lucas Seastrom chats with Pablo Hidalgo about the real-world influences which brought Rogue One to the screen.

What inspires the storytellers at Lucasfilm in their creation of new Star Wars stories? The answers can be as varied as the many people who contribute to our favorite galactic mythology. Going back to George Lucas and his original vision for the saga, Star Wars has been informed by a passion for movies and an interest in history.

For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it was a deep dive into the history and lore of World War Two.