It’s here! The first clue to the new ‘Star Wars’ spin-off has descended upon us, and it’s got us more and more excited for its release. Ladies and gentleman, check out the first photo of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One!’
We want more! Here’s the very first picture from the eagerly-anticipated Star Wars spinoff movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, featuring its stellar cast. The photo debuted at Disney’s D23 Expo on Aug. 15. Needless to say, we are anxious for new glimpses of the film. Bring on 2016!
In the photo, we see the movie’s main star, Felicity Jones, taking center stage. Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen are also featured in the cast picture. Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk will have roles in the film as well.
The plot of the movie, which is a separate production from the new Star Wars film that will be released this Christmas, follows a group of rebels fighters that team up to steal plans to the Death Star. Sounds exciting!
But don’t get too excited just yet. Star Wars: Rogue One is only in its early principal photography stages, with Godzilla director Gareth Edwards at the helm, and isn’t expected to be released until Dec. 16, 2016. Boo!
“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,” the film’s Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “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.”
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: New Teaser Reveals The First Order’s Army
Meanwhile, the other Star Wars movie we can’t wait for, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leaked a new international trailer on Aug. 10, and we got our first glimpse of the villainous group known as The First Order.
J.J. Abrams has kept details about The First Order under wraps, and we still don’t know why they’ve changed their name from the Imperial Army, but we’re sure there’s a reasonable explanation to it all!
However, what we do know is Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) are all characters that are a part of the First Order. Uh-oh!
But what do you think of this photo of Star Wars: Rogue One? Which movie do you think will be better, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Jon Boon