Star Wars: Rogue One Teaser Trailer Debuts At Celebration Along With Details

Jay Cochran - April 19, 2015
While an official teaser trailer has yet to hit the net, here is a recording from the audience at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim which gives us a pretty good look at it.

At the panel it was revealed that this movie will be set between the events of Episode III and IV, leaning more towards IV. There will be no Jedi in this film and it will tell the story of a rogue band of resistance fighters uniting for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.

The filmmakers have tapped folks who have worked on other war type movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Zero Dark Thirty, Blackhawk Down.



Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) are on board to produce and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will co-produce. The film starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.



Image courtesy of StarWars.com


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