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Rogue One details revealed at Celebration

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Celebration Anaheim attendees were treated to a special teaser of upcoming spin-off Star Wars: Rogue One this weekend.Speaking at Celebration Kathleen Kennedy and director Gareth Edwards revealed new information about the upcoming spin-off, which has only one cast member confirmed so far - Felicity Jones, who will allegedly play a Rebel soldier.

Those attending the panel were also treated to a special teaser trailer which has leaked online, which confirms the setting as being pre-A New Hope, with a plot revolving around Rebel Alliance forces retrieving the plans for the first dreaded Death Star. The teaser trailer is at this stage more of a concept reveal, as the film has not yet started shooting, but is certain to whet the appetites of eager fans.

Edwards also stated to fans that "the absence of the Jedi is omnipresent in the film. It hangs over the whole movie", and further elaborated that the difference between the good guys and the bad guys may not be so clear cut.

The spin-off movies will be known as 'Anthology' films and will be stand alone features that form part of the official canon but do not rely on the core characters of the main Star Wars saga.

Rogue One is currently scheduled for release on 16 December 2016.

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Mara

Ooooh.... Hopefully that means we'll get a bunch of Bothans, then.

 

And seems that the "Rogue" does not refer to Rogue squadron, lol.

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Mara

Some more details revealed... nothing spoilery, but interesting nonetheless, to give us an idea of what we could expect:

  • Definitely set during the "Dark Time" of the Empire (between Episodes III and IV)
  • Being coined as "darker and grittier" than any other Star Wars film to date
  • The film seems to be aiming to be much like an old school war film; Think Hamburger Hill meets Star Wars
  • All the Jedi are said to be in hiding; expect this story to leave them in the background
  • Stormtroopers have same armor as they do in the original films (i.e. episodes IV - VI)
  • Lots of alien life forms, Mon Calamari among them
  • New droids and aliens will be introduced. Kind of a no-brainer, but just so you know it's not just a bunch of rebels
  • At-Ats, X-Wings, Y-wings, At-Sts are said to be present.
  • Implied that some of the film will take place on Yavin-4; a lot of armies in the jungle and various battlefield locations
  • Looks like a new droid will be part of the band of rebels attempting to steal the Death Star plans
  • Felicity  Jones is seen dressed as a rebel soldier ready for battle; expect her to get her hands dirty in this one

 

 

 

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Andy

My one wish is that they bring Kyle Katarn back into canon. It won't happen, but it'd be nice. 

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Mara

My friend wants the same for Dash Rendar. :p

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