The following contains spoilers for the upcoming new canon novel by author James Luceno, Star Wars Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.
In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Star Wars story group creative executive Pablo Hidalgo revealed key details about the history between Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelson) and Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). Hidalgo cited the Manhatten Project and the experiments conducted at Los Alamos laboratories in New Mexico, as well as the treacherous relationships between executives at Apple and Facebook as influences for the dynamic between Erso and Krennic as the two worked together to construct the technological terror known as the Death Star. To put it simply, Krennic is Steve Jobs and Erso is Steve Wozniak.
Head on over to USA Today to read the interview with Hidalgo as well an excerpt from the new novel that leads directly into the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Star Wars Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel hits shelves on November 15. Just a month before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.
SOURCE: USA TODAY