There were hints yesterday that we’d be getting our first look at ‘Rogue One : A Star Wars Story‘ today, and here it is, in all it’s Star Warsy goodness! This is the first of a series of Anthology films, designed to fill the gaps in between the scheduling of the main Star Wars Episodes.
Rogue One is set between the rise of Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith, and Luke joining the rebellion in A New Hope, and centres around a group rebel resistance fighters and their daring raid to steal the plans for the Empire’s shiny new Death Star…
The film is directed by Godzilla and Monsters Gareth Edwards, and written by Gary Whitta (writer of The Book of Eli, those excellent Telltale Walking Dead games, and ex-PC Gamer editor!), & Chris Weitz (Antz, About a Boy TV series). They put together an extremely impressive cast, with the main lead seemingly from this trailer being Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, a young rogue who joins the rebellion. Other cast includes the brilliant Forest Whitaker, the great Mads Mikkelsen, Firefly’s beloved Alan Tudyk, to name but a few!
‘Rogue One : A Star Wars Story‘ hits the cinema on the 16th of December 2016, and so far is looking pretty good if the footage above is anything to go by!