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Barista misspells a director’s name, and a new Star Wars planet was born

Thanks, local barista

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm/Disney

It’s always interesting to hear how names of characters, planets and objects came to be, and the origin behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s new planet, Scarif, is no different.

Scarif, the planet where the first Death Star was constructed and an important military base for the Imperial army, received its name because of a goofy, unfortunate event. Director Gareth Edwards told a panel during South by Southwest (SXSW) that it was all thanks to a coffee cup sporting a misspelled name.

“I must have said, ‘It’s Gareth,’ and they wrote ‘Scarif,’” Edwards said, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Scarif’s name isn’t the only aspect of the movie that has a close relationship to the director. Edwards hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session yesterday — following his talk at SXSW — where he confirmed he had a cameo in the film. Although the director wouldn’t say too much about it, he did admit the character he played on screen for a brief moment was “probably the savior of the entire rebellion.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on Digital HD on March 24 and Blu-ray starting April 4.

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