5 Death Star Facts from Star Wars: Catalyst, the Prequel Novel to Rogue One

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5 Death Star Facts from <i>Star Wars: Catalyst</i>, the Prequel Novel to <i>Rogue One</i>

It’s no secret that Rogue One follows a band of rebels tasked with stealing the plans to the Death Star. But what many people don’t know is how it was created in the first place.

Pitched as a prequel to the Rogue One film, James Luceno’s novel Star Wars: Catalyst finally answers questions fans have been asking for almost 40 years. The book explores the Death Star’s inception, following key players in the superweapon’s creation.

Check out our list of fascinating Death Star facts in the gallery, but be prepared for major spoilers from the novel.