At the recent Disney D23 Expo, Lucasfilm announced the beginning of production on the newest addition to the Star Wars cinematic Disney adventures, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story“. While this new story seems to takes a slightly different approach to the new Star Wars universe the casting seems to be done entirely, with one of the first images from the series being released.
In “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” the film’s director Gareth Edwards, tells the story of the brave and disposable alliance sympathizers who helped steal the top secret Imperial files for the Death Star. The movies cast includes Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker among a few others.
Rogue One would seem to be a more gritty story from the ground up where the Rebellion against the Empire is concerned. This story has never been more than a passing mention of those responsible for securing the plans with which young Luke Skywalker would ultimately be able to destroy the supposed ultimate power in the universe.
This Star Wars story will obviously take place before the events of ‘A New Hope’ and is scheduled for release on December 16, 2016.