Riz Ahmed Says ‘Rogue One’ Has No Political Message

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed recently denied the idea that the film might try and take aim at the recent U.S Presidential Election.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed says that the film has no political message.

.Viewers have been attributing the inner workings of the Star Wars galaxy to that of the real world ever since George Lucas’s world was introduced to audiences in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope, so it’s no surprise that to this day, fans are still trying to tie the stories being told within the Star Wars world to those happening in the real world.

However, Rogue One star Riz Ahmed has recently denied there is any such thing in the most recent addition to Lucasfilm’s cinematic output. During a recent interview Ahmed commented on the social media tag #DumpStarWars, which started on the idea that Rogue One might try and take aim at the recent U.S Presidential Election. On the subject, Ahmed had the following to say:

“It is absolutely to be expected that people will project their anxieties and concerns … onto art. It’s also the role of art to reflect the times we live in. But this film wasn’t made to speak to this particular moment. This is a film that was written years ago, that was filmed over a year-and-a-half ago. Our hope is that this film isn’t just resonant now, but in 10 years from now. I don’t think the creators of this film are to be as petty and small-minded as to use something as big and all-embracing as ‘Star Wars’ to score kind of mean political points. I actually think that in this time that is so divided, a film like ‘Star Wars’ brings everyone together.”

So, you can rest assured that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will still be a suitable escape from the real world this holiday season rather than a reflection of it. It seems the internet might have blown the whole thing a little bit out of proportion, which maybe shouldn’t come as much of a surprise these days.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in cinemas everywhere.

Source: The Wrap

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