Today at Star Wars Celebration, Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm’s vice president of development Kiri Hart, and director Gareth Edwards took to the celebration stage to discuss new details on the film, and debuted the official synopsis for Edward’s upcoming anthology film Star Wars: Rogue One. The film stars Felicity Jones as a rebel soldier and will take place between episodes III and IV, though Edwards noted it leans “maybe a little bit towards IV”. The film will follow a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy.
Star Wars: Rogue One takes place in a time when the Jedi are all but extinct and the absence of the Jedi is palpable. It comes down to a group of heroes without magical powers to save the galaxy. Rogue One is set to hit theaters in December 2016.
Here’s the official tweet via Star Wars:
For more on Star Wars: Rogue One, check out the links below:
- STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE: Gareth Edwards Spills Details for First “Anthology” Film
- STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Teaser Trailer Description; Concept Art Unveiled
And for more from Star Wars Celebration, peruse these links:
- New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Features Familiar Faces
- STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Costumes, Props, and Klyo Ren’s Lightsaber in High Resolution
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS: 17 Things We Learned from the Celebration Panel
- First STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Poster
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Images: Check out over 40 Screengrabs from the New Trailer
- New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Images Reveal the Lead Cast