IT was announced at the Star Wars Celebration today that the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One spin-off movie will take place before Episode IV.
A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One #RogueOne.
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 19, 2015
Felicity Jones will play a rebel fighter in the movie.
For those attending the event, they got a quick teaser for the film which opens in December 2016.
Since “Rogue One” takes place in the aftermath of the destruction of the Jedi order, Edwards said “The absence of the Jedi is omnipresent.” Instead of characters relying on the power of an unpredictable Force to save them, the film will center around “real,” grounded human issues. “It’s about the fact that God’s not coming to save us… we have to do this ourselves,” Gareth Edwards said. “It comes down to a group of individuals that don’t have magic powers… that have to bring hope to the galaxy.”
We are still coming down off of the high from the latest Star Wars trailer, but this short description has me excited about Star Wars films for the next 20 years!