Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is an exciting film project Lucasfillm is developing with director Gareth Edwards. The only official story detail we have for the movie is that it will focus on a band of resistance fighters who “unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.”
As far as casting goes, so far the actors involved include Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Sam Clafin, and Riz Ahmed.
Via JoBlo.com. It offers a little more information on the plot, setting, theme, aliens, droids, vehicles, and more. The details are minor, and there is nothing majorly spoilery here, but I will throw out a SPOILER warning for those of you who are super sensitive about that stuff.
Here’s what they reveal:
Definitely set during the “Dark Time” of the Empire (between Episodes III and IV)
Being coined as “darker and grittier” than any other Star Wars film to date
The film seems to be aiming to be much like an old school war film; Think Hamburger Hill meets Star Wars
All the Jedi are said to be in hiding; expect this story to leave them in the background
Stormtroopers have same armor as they do in the original films (i.e. episodes IV – VI)
Lots of alien life forms, Mon Calamari among them
New droids and aliens will be introduced. Kind of a no-brainer, but just so you know it’s not just a bunch of rebels
At-Ats, X-Wings, Y-wings, At-Sts are said to be present.
Implied that some of the film will take place on Yavin-4; a lot of armies in the jungle and various battlefield locations
Looks like a new droid will be part of the band of rebels attempting to steal the Death Star plans
Felicity Jones is seen dressed as a rebel soldier ready for battle; expect her to get her hands dirty in this one
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set to hit theaters on December 16th, 2016.