Lucasfilm recently announced who the cast and crew will be behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an upcoming live-action Star Wars standalone movie and first in the new Star Wars Anthology Series. The cast will include Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, and Jonathan Aris.
Rogue One is being directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and will follow the core group of rebels who work together to steal the plans to the Death Star, which later plays a major part in helping Luke Skywalker destroy the dreaded Death Star. The film, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, is currently scheduled to release on December 16th, 2016.
“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’” (read more)
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