While all that most people get out of mangled Starbucks orders is a chance to complain on Twitter, Gareth Edwards found himself with a key part of the Rogue One mythology. The director was looking for a way to stick his own name into the vast and often garbled Star Wars mythos, with the target being the planet at the center of the film’s third act. But, as Edwards told CNN, his creative juices weren’t exactly flowing. “I go over to get a coffee from Starbucks. I’m thinking, ‘What could be the name? It could be this. Maybe we could use that?’ Then at the very end, she gives me the drink and they must have asked my name and I must have said, ‘It’s Gareth,’ but they heard ‘Scarif.’ They wrote Scarif on the cup and I was like, ‘That sounds like Star Wars,’” he explained. And so a great Star Wars story was born. Boy is it gonna look good in that fancy opening scrawl.
Rogue One. Photo: Disney