Added: Apr 7, 2016
Synopsis: Lucasfilm Rogue One, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. “Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards
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My 2 cents: This has the potential to be BIGGER than anyone thinks
- This is the second spin off film since Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and the first live action film spin-off since Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, a television film released in 1985.
- The 10th live action Star Wars movie (if excluding the Holiday Special). Not forgetting two Ewok TV movies.
- Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Kate Mara auditioned for the female lead role of Jyn Erso which went to Felicity Jones.
- The film is set before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and 5 years after Star Wars Rebels.
- Joel Edgerton, Dominic West, Mark Strong, Taylor Kitsch, Joel Kinnaman, Sam Worthington, Charlie Hunnam, and Gerard Butler were rumored for roles in this film.
- Filming of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One reportedly started on July 1st 2015 at Pinewood Studios, London.
- It’s rumored that bounty hunter Cad Bane, made famous from the Clone Wars television series, will make his feature film debut.
- Hayden Christensen could possibly appear as Darth Vader and James Earl Jones voicing Darth Vader. This film is set after Revenge of The Sith also before A New Hope, so Darth Vader will appear due to the story of the film.
- It is rumored that Peter Cushing would reprise his role as Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, even though Cushing died in 1994. He would be resurrected via CGI and archive footage from his films.
- The first installment in the Star Wars: Anthology Series.
- As of this film, 11 actors have appeared in both Star Wars and James Bond films; Christopher Lee (appeared in Attck of the Clones (2002) as Count Dooku and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) as Scaramanga); Shane Rimmer (appeared in A New Hope (1977) as InCom Engineer, You Only Live Twice (1967) as Hawaii Radio Operator, Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Tom, Live and Let Die (1973) as Hamilton, and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as Carter); Jeremy Bulloch (appeared in Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) as Boba Fett, and The Spy Who Loved Me as HMS Ranger Crewman and For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Octopussy (1983) as Smithers); John Hollis (appeared in Empire Strikes Back (1980) as Lando’s Aide and For Your Eyes Only (1981) as Bald Man in wheelchair (unofficially Blofeld)); Julian Glover (appeared in Empire Strikes Back (1980) as General Veers and For Your Eyes Only (1981) as Kristatos); Bruce Boa(appeared in The Empire Strikes Back as General Rieekan and Octopussy as U.S. General); Richard LeParmentier (appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope as General Motti and in Octopussy as U.S. Aide); Dermot Crowley (appeared in Return of the Jedi as General Madine and in Octopussy as Kamp); Max Von Sydow (appeared in The Force Awakens (2015) as Lor San Tekka and the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983) as Blofeld); Mads Mikkelsen (appears in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) as a currently unknown character, and starred in Casino Royale (2006) as Le Chiffre); and Daniel Craig (appeared in The Force Awakens (2015) in a cameo, and Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) as James Bond himself). Of them, 5 (Christopher Lee, John Hollis, Julian Glover, Max Von Sydow, Mads Mikkelsen) have played villains; 3 (Jeremy Bulloch, John Hollis, Julian Glover) were in For Your Eyes Only and 3 (Bruce Boa, Richard LeParmentier and Dermot Crowley) were in Octopussy. Further more, numerous stuntmen and extras appeared on screen in various parts in both franchises, but did not receive an on-screen acting credit.
- Though existing in the same timeframe as Star Wars: Rebels (2014), it was revealed that characters from the series will not crossover to the movie. Both Dave Filoni and Gareth Edwards felt that both things should exist on their own rather than build off each other.
- This will mark the first time in which John Williams will not compose a live-action theatrical Star Wars film.
- Alan Tudyk is supposedly playing a motion capture character, rumored to be a droid.
- The first live action Star Wars spin-off movie to appear in U.S. theaters. Both Ewok TV movies were released theatrically in Europe and other territories.
- The idea for the film came from ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. He received a story credit and served as an executive producer of the film.
- The character name Jyn Erso is thought to be a reference to Jan Ors, a character in the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces. In the first mission of the game, Ors and Kyle Katarn recover the plans to the Death Star.
- At least two of the astromechs seen in the background on the Resistance base on D’Qar in The Force Awaken can also be spotted rolling around the Rebel base on Yavin IV in Rogue One, namely R4-M9 and R5-X3.