ALL THE THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED IN "ROGUE ONE"

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened this past Thursday at the Bijou by the Bay and will play for the next several weeks. If you haven't seen it yet and plan to (and you really should), stop reading now! There's a few spoliers round these parts...

If you didn't know already, Rogue One fills in where the Star Wars prequels left off and Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope begins. And not only is it a wonderful, exciting film that breathes new life into the franchise, it ties in with some things we learn watching New Hope and the other two films that follow it (timeline-wise) in really clever ways. iO9 has a rundown of ALL the cameos, references, and connections that link the two films. Be sure you read it after you see Rogue One, though! Who knows, you may even spot some that iO9 overlooked!