The first extended footage of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted Thursday morning, teasing the tale of how the rebel alliance acquired the plans to the original Death Star from Episode IV. Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), is recruited to lead a band of rebels steal that information. As you may know already, it’s not the easiest task…
The film takes place just before the events of A New Hope and one could assume there will be ties to the current canon of the trilogy, perhaps insight into Rey’s lineage. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters). Joining Jones in the cast are Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Casino Royale), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dodgeball), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, The Dark Knight Rises) and Diego Luna (Elysium, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights).
There’s much speculation that the origin story version of Han Solo could also make an appearance, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters December 16th, 2016.
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