Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has brought fans back to their beloved galaxy far, far away, Disney and LucasFilm are exploring different eras of this universe, starting with the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The plot is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, centering on a team of Rebel soldiers who embark on a mission to steal plans for the first Death Star. There is still much we don't know about this adventure, including the identities of any of the main characters, but today we have a new report from Making Star Wars that could shed some light on the story. While these details have yet to be confirmed, there may be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
Back in September, Rogue One star Mads Mikkelsen signed an autograph for a fan, revealing that his name is Galen in this new adventure. Many fans have speculated that he could be Galen Marek from the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game. This character was the secret apprentice to Darth Vader, who went on to become instrumental in the formation of the Rebel Alliance, after uniting several of the Empire's enemies. While we still don't know for sure if Mads Mikkelsen is playing Galen Marek or not, these new details seem to hint it's possible.Read More
Many believed that we'd get a teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened over three weekends ago. But that didn't happen, and we aren't any further along in knowing much more about this first Star Wars spinoff. We did get a cast photo last year, during the big D23 expo, and we know the story. But who are the characters behind this Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope prequel?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will follow a group of Rebel soldiers on a mission to steal the plans for the first Death Star. It takes place between the events seen in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, but we have no idea if it will intersect with the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels, which is also placed firmly in this time. It will be the first non-saga Star Wars movie, and if the latest rumor is correct, the main character, played by Felicity Jones, won't be a Solo or a Skywalker.Read More
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff, is starting to take shape, with a growing cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, and Forest Whitaker already set to star. The story has been confirmed to center on a band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans, but there is still very little we know about what roles these actors are playing. Today on Meet the Movie Press, El Mayimbe dropped a new rumor that reveals Felicity Jones is playing the daughter of Boba Fett.
El Mayimbe himself even stated that this piece of information is a rumor which has not been confirmed, so it could turn out to be completely false. Then again, Boba Fett has long been rumored to have some sort of presence in this spinoff, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn that one of the big stars is playing the bounty hunter's daughter. Since Felicity Jones was the first actress confirmed for Rogue One, many assumed that her character would be the leader of this team that tries to steal the Death Star plans, which still may be the case, even if she is Boba Fett's daughter.Read More
http://movieweb.com/star-wars-spinoff-movie-cast-felicity-jones/Way back in early February, it hit the trades that Felicity Jones will be taking the female lead in the once Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off movie. Now, Disney and LucasFilm have finally confirmed that casting news with an official press release. They have also announced that the official title is Rogue One, and as previously reported by the studios, it will hit theaters in December 2016.
The news was announced by Bob Iger, who hosted a shareholder meeting this morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm. The Disney chairman and CEO called this the first stand-alone movie in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One is confirmed to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).Read More
This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga.
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.Read More