Star Wars: Rogue One Prequel Sheds Light on Erso, Krennic

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is getting a prequel novel that sheds light on the tenuous relationship between Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) and Imperial officer Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn).

According to USA Today, Rogue One: Catalyst is written by James Luceno and will be released on November 15. It will lead up to the Rogue One film, with Felicity Jones’ character Jyn Erso also receiving an introduction as a little girl in the book, helping fans better understand her actions in the movie.

Pablo Hidalgo, a creative executive in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Story Group, told USA Today that the book will answer questions about the Death Star, its architects, where the idea first came from, and the important role both Erso and Krennic play in its construction.

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