Star Wars Celebration continues this afternoon, and this time the focus is on the spinoffs. For the fans watching it live around the world, or who have been in the convention hall waiting the latest details on the next thread of the “Star Wars” universe, their patience has been rewarded.
Today, Gareth Edwards hit the stage to share details on the first spinoff film, “Star Wars: Rogue One,” which is slated to star Felicity Jones, who will play a rebel fighter. The plot details have been confirmed: as long rumored, it revolves around a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. And that’s not all. Even though the film isn’t slated to open until the end of 2016, the first teaser has arrived. While it’s mostly mood and setting, you have to admit, if you’re a “Star Wars” fan, it’ll get your hair up. “It’s set after ‘Episode III,’ before ‘IV’ — and a little more towards ‘IV,’ ” Edwards shared about where his film fits in the universe.
So check it out below, along with the logo. We’ll put in higher-def versions if/when they arrive.
Posted by Star Wars: In Character on Sunday, April 19, 2015
A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One #RogueOne.
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 19, 2015
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