Are you ready for more STAR WARS? Judging from the response to the first teaser trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, audiences are – even though a few of them need to understand that this is the first big screen STAR WARS film to take place outside of the numeric “Saga” timeline, a story that takes place in the days leading up to the very first STAR WARS film, 1977’s A NEW HOPE. There’s countless tales yet to be told, and this is exciting – a film that will take audiences back to that familiar time, a time when The Empire was just gearing-up to test the very first Death Star. It’s the story of the Rebels who stole the plans for the space station – the very plans that Princess Leia places within R2-D2 at the beginning of the movie that started it all. While the film won’t be out until December, the toys will hit this Fall, and this weekend comes the “product packaging reveal” – a look at what all the various licensees will be marketing their products in later this year. Imperial Walkers? TIE Fighters? An imposing new Stormtrooper? I’m in…
The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Kathleen Kennedy.
Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16, 2016.
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