'Rogue One' Easter Eggs: Keep An Eye Out For 'Godzilla' And 'Monsters' References

We're just two weeks away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, even less if you already have tickets to the earliest 7pm showing on Thursday, December 15. Soon enough we'll know how this first Star Wars spin-off unfolds and what secrets about the movie haven't yet been spoiled. In the meantime, director Gareth Edwards has revealed two cool Rogue One easter eggs that have absolutely nothing to do with Star Wars.

Find out about the Rogue One easter eggs after the jump.

Director Gareth Edwards recently appeared on The Star Wars Show to talk about Rogue One, and that's where he's divulged some exclusive new information a couple of surprising easter eggs that fans might be able to spot in the movie:

The Gareth Edwards interview portion of this installment of The Star Wars Show begins at the 3:40 mark, but if you don't feel like watching any of it, here's the two Rogue One easter eggs that he felt comfortable talking about:

In Saw's 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 some MUTOs and Godzilla. I didn't ask for it, they just did it as a joke. I came in one day and spotted it in the middle of a take.

If you haven't been keeping up with your Star Wars news, Edwards is talking about Saw Gerrera, the Rebel played by Forest Whitaker whose character has roots in The Clone Wars animated series. If you're interested, you can find out more about how that character ended up in Rogue One over here.

As for those easter eggs, it remains to be seen if audiences will actually be able to spot them. Even though the set designers put them in the background of Saw Gerrera's cave as a little joke, there's no guarantee that any of the shots that make the final cut of the movie will actually catch them on camera. It would be even cooler if there were any land formations on the tropical planet Scarif that resembled Godzilla's spiky back as shown in the shot from the 2014 movie at the top of the article.

We'll just have to keep looking around in the background during Saw's cave scenes when the movie arrives in just 14 long days, and there might be even more easter eggs and references to spot when all is said and done.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.