Rogue One tickets on sale; Episode IV Death Star staff’s sniping hints of space battles?

There’s no doubt that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will make us look at many elements of the 1977 “original,” aka Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, in new ways. That’s what prequels should do. Ahem.

Lucasfilm creative and story development executive Pablo Hidalgo’s Twitter feed is always enlightening for fans of the Saga, and he recently recommended a particular scene from A New Hope featuring bickering Imperial flag officers that he says will be “worth a rewatch” as we await Rogue One’s Dec. 16 release:

What could the cryptic Death Star conference room clue mean? Perhaps it alludes to this key detail from the Episode IV opening crawl text (a device Rogue One is reputed to be eschewing):

“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.”

Recent Rogue One trailers have featured, in addition to the imposing Death Star, what appears to be a Rebel X-Wing assault on another Imperial installation. This could be pointing to that.

Only time, and tickets, will tell …

BONUS: In the new, breathy teaser above, there’s a glimpse of an Imperial officer who looks an awful lot like Grand Moff Tarkin …

Meanwhile, there’s apparent print media confirmation of the rumored return of another familiar face from Episodes II and III appearing in Rogue One:

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