Star Wars fans have always figured that the Death Star was always the result of the production of the Empire or at least the result of Emperor Palpatine's efforts. However, thanks to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we know that Director Krennic was actually the one who was the key figure behind the construction of the Death Star.
Speaking in an interview with GQ, Star Wars actor Mendelsohn opens up a bit more about Rogue One, saying that his character was the main reason why the Death Star ever came into fruition.
"Middle manager as principal villain, it's an interesting idea," Mendelsohn said, describing his character, "I have peddled the line and I will continue to peddle the line that he is the man that built the Death Star, even though there's a very strong argument that Mads Mikkelsen's character might have, but, you know, fuck it, right? You get the chance to claim you built the Death Star, I'm taking it. I'm running with it."
If you think about it, the construction of the Death Star was thanks to the minds of people like Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelson), however, Krennic was the one who pushed for the weapon the most in middle management. He was the one who pitched the construction of the Death Star after learning that Erso was capable of building the weapon, he was the one who saw to it that the engineer built the Death Star.
Rogue One was nothing but a success when it premiered back in 2016 and now the movie is getting its own Disney+ prequel series starring lead star Diego Luna who’ll be reprising his role as Captain Cassian Andor. The series doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.