Tonight I got to meet a couple of folks who wrote what’s considered the ‘bible’ of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It was a lot of fun, for an event aimed at kids. A few questions were asked, the best one coming from a kid, who asked what a Deathtrooper was. Pablo Hidalgo gave a great answer about how they were recruited from normal stormtroopers, but possibly ‘enhanced’.
A follow-up question by an older fan was why were they only with Krennic in the movie, and Pablo answered that Krennic was a ‘show boat’ guy, and had to show off to everyone, since he wasn’t in Tarkin or Vader’s league.
There was one last thing that Pablo said that made me tear up.
He said that it’s a story that they’ll tell someday, but he acknowledged that Luke named his squadron in Empire after learning about how the Alliance really acquired the plans to the Death Star.
Rogue Squadron. *tear*
And since Pablo Hidalgo is part of the Star Wars Story Group, I’m taking him at his word.