Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

(Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has now been in theaters for nearly a full 24 hours, which means that at least some of you reading this have already seen it. If not, be forewarned that this Newswire gives away the ending of the film. Thanks.)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is being billed as a sort of intergalactic Dirty Dozen, but there’s one real star of the ensemble, and that’s Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso. And she’s being paid accordingly, following the lead of Shameless star Emmy Rossum in demanding a higher rate that of her male co-stars. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Jones was paid a seven-figure salary for the film, and co-stars like Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn were paid ”significantly less, not cracking mid-six figures.” (Their faces are smaller on the poster, to be fair.)

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That’s not the most interesting bit of wonky industry data to be gleaned from THR’s report, though. The story goes on to mention that Jones has one sequel option in her contract, which is odd, because…

…no really, we’re going to give away the ending…

…don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Jyn and the rest of the Rogue One crew all die at the end of the film in the fallout of a Death Star superlaser beam. So where could Jyn Erso rise again? THR speculates that she could show up in a still hypothetical-but-highly probable young Luke Skywalker spinoff, but we think that, considering she’s imprisoned in an Imperial labor camp at the beginning of Rogue One, she would fit in quite well with the smugglers and scoundrels in the already-announced young Han Solo movie. Of course, as those who have seen Rogue One already know, that sequel option could be exercised at any point—even after she’s dead.

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