In the lead up to the new “Rogue One” trailer this Thursday, it looks like we can expect to see some cool new articles about the film from Entertainment Weekly throughout the week, and today they revealed some new information about the holy planet Jedha from Director Gareth Edwards himself.
Here are some of the new details Gareth Edwards told Entertainment Weekly about the new planet, and the importance it has to both the Force and the Empire:
“The Force is basically in Star Wars like a religion, and they’re losing their faith in the period that we start the movie.”
“We were trying to find a physical location we could go to that would speak to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing. It got embodied in this place we called Jedha.”
“It’s a place where people who believe in the Force would go on a pilgrimage. It was essentially taken over by the Empire. It’s an occupied territory… for reasons we probably can’t reveal.”
“There’s something very important in Jedha that serves both the Jedi and the Empire. It felt very much like something we could relate to in the real world.”
“Within Jedha, even though there’s the oppressive foot of the Empire hanging over them, there’s a resistance that won’t give up and our characters have to go and meet people there to try and secure a person from this group.”
Ever since Gareth Edwards revealed at Celebration Europe that Jedha would be this holy planted for those who believe in the Force, I couldn’t wait to learn more about it and see how it plays into the story of “Rogue One,” and this new info just makes me for excited and fascinated to see Jedha in the movie.
Be sure to head on over to Entertainment Weekly to check out the full article.