It was visual effects ace John Knoll who first pitched the idea for the standalone Star Wars hit Rogue One to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. “I wanted a really strong, smart, and active female character as the lead of this movie,” Knoll, chief creative officer of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic effects house, told Yahoo Movies.
An X-wing fighter parked at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Legions of stormtroopers massing on the Walk of Fame. And stars, lots of stars. All that can only mean one thing: the world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.