It’s here! The first teaser trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY has arrived and it’s as awesome as I was hoping it would be.
Gareth Edwards will direct the stand alone film that will take place between Episode III and Episode IV and will feature the Death Star and all Jedi will be absent from this story. The synopsis goes like this. “A rogue band of resistance fighters unite to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy!” The storyline is by John Knoll. Filming begins later this summer with a release date set for December 16, 2016.
The cast includes Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning Milk and the critically acclaimed Killing Them Softly; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let the Bullets Fly and Devils on the Doorstep; Forest Whitaker, recently featured in the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels’ The Butler and winner of an Academy Award for his leading role in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland; Mads Mikkelsen, who starred in The Hunt and was the memorable villain from 2006’s Casino Royale; Alan Tudyk, who plays a performance-capture character in Rogue One, stars in the soon-to-be-released Con Man series and Trumbo, which releases this November; and Riz Ahmed, who was recently featured in Nightcrawler and starred in the BAFTA-winning film Four Lions.