Rogue One, the inaugural Star Wars anthology movie, has begun principal photography and Lucasfilm released a first look photo of the cast during D23.
Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is directing the story that follows resistance fighters who have united to steal the plans to the Empire's 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,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “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. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) leads the ensemble. Alexandre Desplat is the composer, but John Williams' familiar themes are bound to be referenced.
Rogue One is due in cinemas December 2016.