Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards revealed one of the Easter eggs that is in the film. Don’t worry, they aren’t spoilers, it’s just something to keep an eye out for.
“There’s some Easter Eggs. In Saw’s [Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker] cave, there are some cave paintings. One of them is of the creatures that were in my first film, called Monsters, and then there’s a Godzilla. I didn’t ask for it, I just came in one day and saw it.”
Edwards directed both of those films. He went on to talk about working with visual effects supervisor John Knoll on the film, saying:
“John Knoll is our visual effect supervisor on Rogue One. He was a massive hero of mine – my background was in visual effects. I sat for ten years in my bedroom, trying to make computer graphics, and I’d put on the making of Star Wars to keep me motivated. You’d hear John Knoll talking to George and things like this. Sometimes, accidentally, I’d end up in this situation where I’d hear that voice and think, ‘oh there’s that guy from Making of Star Wars.’ Then I realize that I’m that other guy now, talking about what a ship should look like, what a shot should be.”
The film was recently 100% completed and is now ready to go! When talking about what it’s like for him to watch the final cut of the film, he said:
“It is the curse of filmmaking, I think. You never get to watch your film the way the audience watches it. With the Original trilogy, George went back and made the special edition. You think, ‘Why? It was perfect!’ But as a filmmaker he felt like ‘no no no, there were these things that weren’t quite right, I do them.’ As a filmmaker, you always feel that way, or I do, at least, about the work I’ve done. You always see little things you want to tinker with.”