Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in the ‘Star Wars’ Anthology film, Rogue One. Rogue One is the first of a number of planned Star Wars spinoffs. Rogue One will take place between the events of ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘A New Hope’. Other planned ‘Star Wars’ spinoffs include a Han Solo movie directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (‘The LEGO Movie’) and a Boba Fett film.

  • Release Date: December 16, 2016
  • Director: Gareth Edwards
  • Written By: Chris Weitz, Gary Whitta


  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed
‘Rogue One’ Creator Already Has Another Spinoff Idea
Veteran Industrial Light & Magic visual effects supervisor John Knoll did pretty well suggesting his fun little heist movie idea to Lucasfilm. Rogue One was the buzziest blockbuster of last year and while it has its flaws, it’s still a whole lot of fun watching a Star Wars movie that has nothing to do with anyone named Skywalker. It expanded the Star Wars universe and paved the way for more spinoffs, and since we all know Star Wars isn’t ending with the final episode of the new trilogy, Knoll has another idea marinating already. You know, in case anyone’s interested.
'Star Wars Rebels' Season 4 Will Match 'Rogue One' Designs
Even as Star Wars Rebels won’t directly recreate the events of Rogue One from General Syndulla’s perspective, the final season will veer close enough that the two share similar imagery. In fact, the fourth and final Rebels year will even adjust some of its overall designs and color scheme to get closer in line with the Rebel Alliance on Yavin.
'Star Wars Rebels' Season 4 Won't Revisit 'Rogue One'
Star Wars Rebels fans were elated to find their beloved characters and ships ported to live-action for Rogue One; not only for the animated series’ validation, but also a chance to revisit the film from another perspective. Sadly, even as Rebels will close out the series with Season 4, bosses confirm we won’t be going Rogue again.
'Star Wars Rebels' Boss Confirms 'General' Hera in Season 4
We’re still reeling from the announcement that Star Wars Rebels Season 4 will end the series, but equally excited to catch up with the films. Case in point, creator Dave Filoni promises Hera will become the General Syndulla overheard in Rogue One, as well answering a few mysteries of her place in the films and beyond.
Watch the Canonical Trailer for ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’
When is a video game more than just a video game? When the story it tells is woven into the legends and events of one of the biggest blockbuster movie franchises of all time. This weekend, Electronic Arts debuted the first footage from its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to the bestselling 2015 Star Wars video game, with the promise that this game would tell canonical stories not previously seen in the Star Wars universe. It’s all part of an ambitious effort by Lucasfilm to weave these Star Wars stories across a variety of media, including the films, television shows, video games, and books.
'Star Wars' Reveals 'Rogue One' Ghost, Ahsoka Concept Art
Star Wars Celebration has only just begun, and won’t bring us details on The Last Jedi or Star Wars Rebels until the weekend, but fans of the animated branch are in for an early treat. See the fully-rendered Ghost adapted for Rogue One, and check out early concept art of The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka Tano and Cad Bane!
'Rogue One' Began as 'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Pitch
The dream of a live-action Star Wars TV series gets a little bit further with each successful film, but some of the prior small-screen efforts bore surprising fruit. As it turns out, the concept for Rogue One initially began with the post-Revenge of the Sith TV series, as revealed by ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll.
Alan Tudyk Explains K-2SO’s Backstory for ‘Rogue One’
A lot of thought went into building the background of Rogue One — despite the fact that it itself is derived from one line of backstory that came from another, previous movie. The movie introduced audiences to entirely new planets, characters, and spaceships, as well as a friendly new droid that quickly became a fan-favorite due to his dry, sarcastic humor. Alan Tudyk, who voices K-2SO, and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel recently revealed what went into building the droid’s backstory.
We Might See Vader’s Castle in Another ‘Star Wars’ Movie
Rogue One audiences were somewhat surprised at the theater when the movie returned us to planet Mustafar for one scene between Sith Lord Darth Vader and Director Orson Krennic. Vader floats inside his bacta tank, soaking up nutrients while contemplating the Rebels’ demise from the security of his Barad-dûr-like fortress of evil. It’s a fun image, and one that we might see again. But probably minus Vader.

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