STAR WARS NEWS: Disney Premieres Details of Rogue One | FanboysInc

STAR WARS NEWS: Disney Premieres Details of Rogue One

By Muuka Muyumba

Disney and Lucasfilm announced today at D23 fan celebration that Rogue One has begun principal photography with Godzilla director Gareth Edwards at the helm.

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The story centers around a group of resistance fighters who have united to steal the plans to the Death Star. Over at StarWars.com, a cast photo and announcement were made touting the stellar international cast for the film. Oscar-nominated actor Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) headlines a film that includes a dream roster of character actors including Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Donnie Yen (Blade II), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Mad Mikkelsen (Hannibal), and Alan Tudyk (Firefly). Another featured player, Oscar-winner Forrest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), rounds out the cast of the first Star Wars Anthology film.

Rogue One hits theaters on December 6, 2016.