Rogue One Announcements from SWCA!

Big news from Anaheim again!

During a panel with Gareth Edwards, Kathleen Kennedy, and Lucasfilm Story Group Leader Kiri Hart, we got some more details about Rogue One along with a little footage made by ILM (though this wasn’t released to the public online).

The movie will take place during the Rise of the Empire time period (between episode III and IV). Felicity Jones will be playing a rebel soldier and it will tell the story of how the rebel alliance got the Death Star plans. In addition they announced they will be referring to all the stand-alone films as “Anthology Films”

So besides the obvious implications what does this tell us? Well it means Han Solo could be in, but I doubt it unless it is just a cameo. Boba Fett could be part of it, but I doubt that too. We may see Princess Leia when she was still a senator for Alderaan, since she is the person who ends up in possession of the plans. I’m willing to bet on seeing Bail Organa too and perhaps Biggs and Wedge will show up as well. I get the feeling that Grand Moff Tarkin will be part of this story also. Just a hunch…

Not super exciting really but great to learn more info about the first “Anthology” film.

EDIT: I just realized that this would be a great opportunity to see some of the characters from Star Wars: Rebels in live action on the big scree, which would be awesome!




2016 Stand-alone Formal Announcement!

Another big piece of news from the Disney shareholders conference today as reported by

The 2016 stand-alone film will be titled, Star Wars: Rogue One.

Also the announcement confirms that Felicity Jones will be the star, it will start filming this summer, and will release on December 16th 2016. As we knew Gareth Edwards is directing, and it is being written by Chris Weitz.

With the name of Rogue One we can only assume it must be about Rogue Squadron, the X-wing fighter group that Luke joined during the attack on the Death Star. This leaves us with many questions still. What time period is it: rebellion, post RotJ, or even post Episode VII? Is Felicity Rogue One? What about the rumors that Han and Boba Fett might be in it?

So many questions still, sigh.

Another big announcement about Episode VIII was made today, check out my post on it here.