Felicity Jones in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Felicity Jones in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Facebook/Star Wars

Valene Kane’s revelation of the location where she filmed scenes for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has led to a possibly confirmation of an important scene in the movie. The actress plays the role of the protagonist’s mother Lyra Erso, and her back story is expected to play an important role in setting up the plot.

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In an interview with BelfastLive, Kane (Lyra Erso) revealed that she filmed some of her scenes in Iceland. Star Wars News Net points out that one specific scene filmed in that country involved Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), Death Troopers, a young Director Orson Krennic and a young girl who is peculated to be Jyn Erso.

Kane’s statement suggests that Lyra Erso will also be a part of this scene. The scene is expected to be a flashback sequence that reveals the reason why Galen agrees to work for the Empire on the Death Star.

Possible details about this scene can be gathered from the “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” prequel novel “Catalyst.” The book looks at some of the events that took place long before the completion of the first Death Star.

War is raging across the galaxy between the Republic and the Separatists, according to the synopsis. Each side is busy building increasingly powerful weapons to win the war. Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) is the member of the top secret Death Star project. The brilliant scientist Galen Erso is the key to completing this deadly weapon.

The Separatists kidnap Galen and his family, and it is the scientist’s friend Krennic who rescues him. The indebted scientist is later ready to continue his work on energy-focused research for the Empire, not knowing that it will be used as a weapon in the Death Star.

The flashback scene in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is expected to be this rescue of Galen’s family by Krennic. It is the scientist’s daughter who is later chosen to lead a team of Rebels to steal the plans for the Death Star, in order to find a way to destroy it.