As a standalone film set right smack dab in the middle of the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One is in a unique position to include references to both the prequel and original trilogies. Director Gareth Edwards has even noted that he wanted to throw in a ton of Easter eggs into the film, but decided to limit himself so as to not overdo it. Still, even with this self-imposed limit, Edwards managed to include quite a few cool details and more than a few winks and nods to Star Wars past and present (and even a tip of the cap to some other sci-fi classics). While this list doesn’t include every single Easter egg in Rogue One, we’ve chosen to highlight some of the ones that really stood out, as well as a few that you may have never even noticed.
If you haven’t seen Rogue One yet, you should probably proceed at your own risk because this list goes into full Spoiler territory.
The Blue Milk
Perhaps the most delightful visual in an otherwise dark scene is the shot of blue milk in the Erso’s kitchen. Apparently, blue milk is a popular beverage on farms in the Star Wars universe, as Luke Skywalker is shown knocking back a glass on his aunt and uncle’s moisture farm in A New Hope. According to Wookiepedia, blue milk comes from Banthas, but we don’t remember seeing any on the planet of Lah’mu …