Just before we rang in the new year, production on the first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story wrapped. Now the long wait begins for the first footage. A rumor surfaced earlier this month that the first official trailer will debut in theaters with Captain America: Civil War, but even if that's true, we still have a few months before we get our first look at this anticipated adventure. Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly spotted a number of photos featuring the official costumes from this spinoff, which have surfaced from the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
Unfortunately, these photos don't reveal much about the actual story itself. Rogue One is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, centering on a group of Rebels who hatch a mission to steal the original Death Star plans. There have been rumors that the iconic villain Darth Vader will have a big role in this story, and there is also speculation that this spinoff will introduce the young Han Solo, before he stars in the second spinoff, Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo.
The cast includes Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn (who is reportedly playing the villain), Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris and Wen Jiang, although little is known about their characters. A rumor recently surfaced that Felicity Jones is playing a Rebel pilot named Lyra Erso, but that has not been confirmed. Mads Mikkelsen's character is rumored to be named Galen, but the studio hasn't released any official details about these roles yet.
What we do know for sure is that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is directing from a script by Chris Weitz (Cinderella) and Gary Whitta (After Earth). After Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters in December, Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on May 26, 2017, followed by Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo on May 25, 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019 and Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett in 2020. Disney and LucasFilm haven't confirmed any plans beyond those movies, but a report from November claimed that the studios plan on churning out one new Star Wars movie a year, indefinitely.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on December 16, with its only direct competition being Warner Bros. Chicken Soup For the Soul. It remains to be seen if this spinoff can break the massive $247.9 million opening weekend record set last month by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While we wait for more on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, take a look at these costume photos below.
Final Rogue 1 Costume unveiled this morning pic.twitter.com/nde7jvBl1P— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) January 27, 2016
Some cool Rogue One costume pics! pic.twitter.com/t4O9GvVKie— Nickth'raw'nuruodo (@Thrawnkill) January 26, 2016
Star Wars Rogue One Costumes 3 pic.twitter.com/HRp0wBCijv— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) January 26, 2016