The rebel alliance is the focus in a brand-new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story IMAX poster, which can be seen below.
The Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm release, directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters), tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded 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.
Rogue One opens in theaters on December 16th, and stars Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning Milk and 2013’s Elysium. Also starring in the film are Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” Mississippi Grind); Hong Kong action star and martial artist, Donnie Yen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep); Forest Whitaker (The Butler, The Last King of Scotland); Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale); Alan Tudyk (Trumbo), who plays a performance-capture character in Rogue One; and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of three Star Wars standalone movies that have been confirmed thus far. The second will center on a young Han Solo, set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018, starring Alden Ehrenreich as the beloved smuggler and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Boba Fett is reportedly the focus of the third spin-off film, which is expected to arrive in theaters in 2020.