Star Wars: 18 Movies That Inspired Rogue One

Josh Hartnett in Black Hawk Down

Gareth Edwards has always been effusive in his praise for Star Wars and its creator, George Lucas. In Edward’s mind, Lucas had mastered bringing together a pastiche of his favorite films and genres, and with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the British director would get the opportunity to do the same. Edwards has spoken heavily about his influences for the story about the grand heist of the Death Star plans.

The director himself explained the need for genre-marriage. In a recent interview, Edwards said, “Star Wars is a melting pot of different genres. It’s funny because we’re the first spin-off, people ask the equivalent movie comparison in the real world? I always felt like there isn’t just one. For it to be …

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