Rogue Two in Empire Strikes Back?

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So, the rogue assault team from Rogue One, consisting of all of our main characters, is called "Rogue One".

In the The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke is missing on Hoth, a team of speeders goes out to find him. The one that finds Luke and Han is "Rogue Two."

Is this the reason for the title Rogue One?

Best Answer

The title has multiple meanings

From an interview with CinemaBlend:

Edwards told Empire [magazine] that the main idea for the title (which occurred to him last month) was to distinguish how this Star Wars movie is the first of the franchise to not be connected to the main saga. He explained:

I'd been thinking about it. What does it mean? 'Rogue One' is a military call sign to some extent, but this is the first film that's gone off-piste and is not part of the saga -- or the Anakin story -- so it's the 'rogue' one, you know?

However, Rogue One wasn't just given that title to highlights its differences from the previous Star Wars movies. Gareth Edwards also noted how the title refers to main protagonist Jyn Erso and her "rogue streak," specifically how despite her drive to do the right thing, her guerrilla tactics end up causing a lot of destruction. He continued:

It's kind of describing her as well in a similar way. It has [all] these split, multiple meanings that made it feel like the right choice.

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Is there a rogue 2?

There are no plans for a Rogue One sequel, as confirmed by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And, even if there were \u2014 spoiler alert \u2014 any Rogue One sequel would likely be a prequel or character spinoff seeing as how everyone dies in the end.

Why is there no Rogue One in The Empire Strikes Back?

"I still like my idea (not canonized) that there is no Rogue One callsign in EMPIRE (or the OT in general) because the Rebellion retired it after the Battle of Scarif out of respect for those who died on that mission," Whitta shared on Twitter. "It goes straight from Rogue Leader to Rogue Two."

Who is rogue 3 in Empire Strikes Back?

Wedge appears in The Empire Strikes Back as a member of the newly formed Rogue Squadron. He flies a snowspeeder under the callsign "Rogue Three" against the Empire's AT-AT ground assault with Wes Janson as his harpoon gunner.

Who was rogue 4?

Derek "Hobbie" Klivian flew as Rogue Four during the Battle of Hoth. Rogue Four was the callsign used by certain fighter pilots of Rogue Squadron.

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