Following Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first of the Anthology film series is set to launch on December 2016. This is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. From watching its official trailer, we now know it’s about a rebellion as main actress Felicity Jones’ line says – “I rebel.” But here are now other Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spoilers and rumors you need to know today.
Rogue One’s official synopsis goes like this: “Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.”
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is recruited to help retrieve the stolen plans. But, speculations say that she might join the Empire or become a double agent instead. Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Diego Luna and Donnie Yen are part of the squad as well. Mads Mikkelsen also has a role to play as Erso’s father but isn’t clear yet whether he’s on the good or the bad side. Forest Whitaker plays as a “one-legged bounty hunter affiliate” while Ben Mendelsohn definitely will act as the main villain – Imperial Leader Grand Moff Tarkin.
Rogue One takes us back in time between Episodes III (Revenge of the Sith) and IV (A New Hope). Since we know that this is the time of Darth Vader’s reign, rumors say that he might have an appearance in the movie as another villain again as well. Even a cameo of a young Han Solo and Boba Fett may happen!