Star Wars phenomenon was never dead but it will go into overdrive this December when “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” fills up cinema halls everywhere. J.J. Abrams installment in the franchise continues the story with known characters including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Hans Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and more while introducing new characters to the mix.
Disney, which now owns Lucasfilm which owns all of George Lucas’ babies including “Indiana Jones”, will also be releasing a set of Star Wars Anthology films in the years between the main SW movies. Films in the series will be one-off and loosely link the various chapters.
First up in the series is 2016’s “Rogue One”. Set between “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope” the story involves the heist of the original Death Star’s blueprints by bounty hunters hired by the Rebel Alliance. Sounds very exciting. Hopefully director Gareth Edwards is able to piece together an excellent end product with “Rogue One”. He’s got an incredible cast with Hong Kong Kung Fu superstar Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Felicity Jones.
Will Darth Vader make an appearance? Will James Earl Jones return to voice him? Guess we’ll have to wait until 2016 to find out or at least until a trailer is released alongside “The Force Awakens”.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Cast & Crew Information:
|Producers||:||Kathleen Kennedy, Tony To|
|Writers||:||John Knoll (story), Gary Whitta (story), George Lucas (characters), Chris Weitz (screenplay)|
|Cast||:||Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed|
|Website||:||Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One official website|
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Release Date:
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Hong Kong Release Date||:||28 January 2017|
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Japan Release Date||:||28 January 2017|
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Malaysia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Philippines Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Singapore Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One UK Release Date||:||16 December 2016|
|Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One US Release Date||:||16 December 2016|
“Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” Synopsis:
A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in ‘Star Wars’ anthology film, Rogue One.