While The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and the currently untitled Episode IX look to deliver on the spectacle in a whole new trilogy, Star Wars' anthology films aim to give us smaller-scale, more intimate stories from the Star Wars universe.
Released in late 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story decided to show us exactly how the Rebel Alliance managed to steal the Death Star plans prior to A New Hope, as well as throw its own unique flavor into the mix.
Meanwhile, the sophomore entry in the anthology series, Solo: A Star Wars Story, has just recently hit theaters worldwide. This film details one of the greatest adventures of infamous smuggler Han Solo, showing how he got his start as a criminal, picked up some of his famous trademarks, and even how he managed to make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
With both films now available to the world and more on the way, let's compare Rogue One and Solo beat-by-beat (and with spoilers) to find out which better represents what the upcoming anthology films should aspire to be.
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