After seeing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Alexandra Petri and Ben Domenech discuss their questions on and initial reactions to the movie, the characters, and what this movie means for future Star Wars films. Spoilers included! 

Tony Gilroy was a writer brought in to work on Rogue One once it was in post-production. “There were enough reshoots that they actually had to fire the original composer,” Domenech said. “Gilroy was mostly concentrated on fixing the third act and man, did he fix the third act.”

Most of all, this movie allows the Star Wars franchise to go into different genres. “You have permission to play around in the Star Wars universe and you don’t have to worry so much about proving to us that it’s a Star Wars movie with all these cameos,” Petri said. “Just trust the universe and have a good time, and people will come with you.”