'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Star Wars: Rogue One. Left to Right: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. Lucasfilm 2016/ Jonathan Olley

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will not be using too much CGI, cast member Mads Mikkelsen revealed in a recent interview. Meanwhile, Diego Luna revealed that story in the film will be told through the eyes of the protagonist Jyn Erso.

In an interview with Games Radar, Mikkelsen (Galen Erso) said that CGI was not used extensively in the upcoming movie. The main focus instead is on storytelling and character development.

Visual effects are the main part of any Sci-Fi movie or a space opera. However, It should be noted that J.J. Abrams also preferred practical effects over CGI while directing “The Force Awakens.” This doesn’t mean the upcoming film doesn’t have a lot of action scenes. On the contrary, the trailers prove there are visual effects in scenes that will satisfy the average “Star Wars” fan.

Another point to note is the timeline of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The film is a prequel to the original trilogy, and the story is expected to connect to “A New Hope,” which was released in 1977. Since computer graphics weren’t used at that time, Director Gareth Edwards may have chosen to try and match the tone of his film to that of the original trilogy.

Meanwhile, Luna (Captain Cassian Andor) revealed in a recent interview that the upcoming movie has a lot of references, small tributes and characters of that timeline, Star Wars News Net reports. He also revealed that the story will be told from Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) eyes.

What sets “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” apart from the other films in the franchise, according to Luna, is that it is about characters who are very similar to us. None of the heroes in film have Force powers. They are just ordinary people who have a strong conviction to change their reality.