Gary Whitta (born July 21, 1972) was the screenwriter for the first draft of 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.svg Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) on Twitter: "Writing an episode of @StarWars Rebels while my daughter sits in my office in Rebels pajamas, watching Rebels. #StarWarsRebels" (backup link)
  2. Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta Onboard for Star Wars Stand-Alone Film on (backup link)
  3. TwitterLogo.svg Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) on Twitter: "Well I can now say that I named a @starwars movie! That's pretty cool. #RogueOne" (screenshot)
  4. Rogue One is the First Star Wars Stand-Alone Film, Rian Johnson to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode VIII on (backup link)
  5. Bricken, Rob (May 23, 2014). Why Screenwriter Gary Whitta's Rant Proves He's Perfect For Star Wars. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved on October 6, 2014.
  6. Alex Welch (2016-12-23). Star Wars: Rogue One Cut Pilot Cameo Revealed. Screenrant. Archived from the original on January 25, 2020. Retrieved on December 2, 2017.

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