One thing we’ve never had a definitive answer to while pouring over Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailers and Easter eggs is what, exactly, “Rogue One” means. Maybe it’s a reference to the Rogue Squadron founded by by Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles? Does the Battle of Yavin figure into things? EMPIRE posed the question about the title’s meaning to the film’s director, Gareth Edwards, although it should be noted the previous scriptwriter Gary Whitta may have named it.
The full interview will be in issues of EMPIRE on newsstands tomorrow, but they’ve already printed his vague explanation of the multiple choice meaning behind “Rogue One”: