"The comics will definitely expand on what was seen in both Rogue One the film and the novelization. Lucasfilm and Gareth Edwards had a bunch of ideas for extra scenes and character moments that didn’t make it into the film," said Houser. "I’m having a lot of fun playing around with those. Adaptations across different forms of media have always been a great opportunity to explore other facets of the story, and we’re excited to have new material in the Rogue One comic."
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While the episodic Star Wars films have "always been a very clear black-and-white conflict" according to the writer, Rogue One is a "messy and very relatable struggle" she hopes to capitalize on in this adaptation.
Houser says she is excited to explore the dynamic of Bodhi, Jyn, and Cassian particularly.
"I love the characters who stole the movie as much as everyone else - Chirrut, Baze and K-2SO, I would say - but I find something really compelling about the trio of Bodhi, Jyn, and Cassian," Houser told EW. "You have the new convert, the lapsed believer, and the life-long devout thrown together to work for a common goal. That’s a dynamic I’m excited to explore further."