The Rogue One bonanza continues with a new set of images from Gareth Edward’s upcoming “Star Wars Story”, which follows a team of Rebel resistance fighters united on a mission to steal the Death Star plans. Aside from an official image, a logline and a set-piece heavy, plot short first trailer, we’ve been pretty in the dark about Rogue One (unless you happened to catch those leaked images) until this week when the floodgates of official info broke.
The film stars Felicity Jones the young outlaw Jyn Erso, with Mads Mikklesen as her father, Galen Erso, an Oppenheimer type figure with doomsday knowledge that is sought by the Empire and the Alliance. When Mon Mothma teams Jyn with Diego Luna‘s reliable Captain Cassian Andor, the two unite a team to help them pull off the ultimate heist. Rogue One also stars Alan Tudyk as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen (Devils on the Doorstep) as his best friend Baze Malbus, along with Forest Whitaker as The Clone Wars character Saw Gerrera, an extremist freedom fighter, and Ben Mendelsohn as the nefarious Director Orson Krennic.
Thanks to EW, who has been dropping Rogue One bombs the last few days, we’ve got a new set of images including a look at Chirrut Imwe’s blaster and a behind the scenes image revealing how they used helicopters to film some of the beach sequences. Rogue One is set to hit theaters on December 16th. Check out the latest images below: