Last week, during NBC's Olympic coverage, Lucasfilm debuted a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Star Wars spin-off that is set to hit theaters nationwide December 16. With just under four months left until this new story set in a galaxy far, far away hits theaters, it remains to be seen how much more footage will be unveiled, but today we have the latest Empire Magazine cover. This image features four of the spin-off's human stars, plus the latest lovable droid in the Star Wars Universe.
This Empire cover features a closer look at Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Baze Malbus (Wiang Jen) and Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen). The cover also features another look at the droid K-2SO, voiced and performed through motion capture by Alan Tudyk. This cover image also puts into perspective just how much this droid towers over his human companions.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
The cast also incudes Mads Mikkelsen as Jyn's father, Galen, Ben Mendelsohn as the villainous Director Orson Krennic and Forest Whitaker as Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Saw Gerrera. It was also recently confirmed that Jimmy Smits will reprise his prequel trilogy role as Bail Organa, although, unfortunately, no details have been revealed about how he fits into the story. LucasFilm will release Rogue One on December 16, where it will go up against New Line's Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith and Edward Norton.
We reported earlier this month that Rogue One reshoots recently wrapped, with director Gareth Edwards working from a revised script by Tony Gilroy (Bourne trilogy), who also served as second unit director and is "supervising" the edit, alongside Gareth Edwards. While there were rumors that Tony Gilroy was completely taking over as the director during the reshoots, sources claim that he has been collaborating with Gareth Edwards, who is still very much involved in the film. While we wait for more details, take a look at the new Empire Magazine cover below, featuring the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.