Gary Whitta (born July 21, 1972) was the screenwriter for the first draft Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,[2] for which he also coined the title.[3] In 2015, Chris Weitz was brought on to complete the screenplay.[4]

Previously, Whitta served as editor-in-chief of both the UK and US versions of PC Gamer Magazine. Several years prior to the announcement that he would write one of the Star Wars spin-off films, Whitta made a number of posts to the NeoGAF message boards, in which he criticized the prequel trilogy and the 2011 Blu-ray changes to the original trilogy.[5]

He had a cameo appearance in Rogue One as Gray Leader, which was cut from the film.[6]

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  1. TwitterLogo Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) on Twitter "Writing an episode of @StarWars Rebels while my daughter sits in my office in Rebels pajamas, watching Rebels. #StarWarsRebels"
  2. SWCustom-2011 Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta Onboard for Star Wars Stand-Alone Film on (backup link)
  3. TwitterLogo Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) on Twitter "Well I can now say that I named a @starwars movie! That's pretty cool. #RogueOne" (screenshot)
  4. SWCustom-2011 Rogue One is the First Star Wars Stand-Alone Film, Rian Johnson to Write and Director Star Wars: Episode VIII on
  5. Bricken, Rob (May 23, 2014). Why Screenwriter Gary Whitta's Rant Proves He's Perfect For Star Wars. Retrieved on October 6, 2014.
  6. Alex Welch (2016-12-23). Star Wars: Rogue One Cut Pilot Cameo Revealed (News article). Screenrant. Retrieved on December 2, 2017.

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