While I remain a bit hesitant to see a classic universe transmogrified into a Marvel-like franchise, look how much good came out of the various guises of Star Trek. Not all of it was good — oh no — but so much of it was. And I’ve always been more of a Star Wars fan, so I say let’s go far, far away. Besides, I believe we’ve already seen the very worst that the Star Wars universe has to offer.
Oh, also this little tidbit, courtesy of StarWars.com:
The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.
Yeah, that John Knoll.