It’s just a little over two months until the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Star Wars film to be set outside the main saga about the Skywalker family. It’s a big galaxy, but the narrow focus of the films have never really much more than hinted at the wider canvas against which these events are playing out. The latest trailer for Rogue One reveals more of the worlds and those fighting for freedom besides Luke, Leia, Hand and the rest – from the smashed remains of a Jedi statue to a family torn apart because the Empire needs someone to build them a superweapon.
Here is the official Lucasfilm synopsis for the film –
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn and Genevieve O’Reilly.