Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have now brought online a sizzle reel for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which premiered at Star Wars Celebration Europe over the weekend and goes behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of the highly-anticipated film. Check it out below along with a new poster!
Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. “’Rogue One’ takes place before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the ‘Star Wars’ universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know,” producer Kathleen Kennedy previously stated.
Rogue One 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).
Directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on December 16, 2016.