Details and teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One emerge
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We now know that Star Wars: Rogue One will be part of what is going to be known as the Star Wars Anthology and the first confirmed details on the film have been revealed during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this evening.
Rogue One will, as some had suggested, be based on the mission to steal the Death Star plans that plants the seeds for the events in Episode IV. Set between the prequel and original trilogies, the film will overlap with the events of Star Wars: Rebels and we now know that Felicity Jones, who was recently cast, will play a rebel soldier.
As part of the panel at Anaheim, the first teaser for the film was revealed - we'll post it as soon as we can get access to a decent version of it - and it features Alec Guiness' Obi-Wan Kenobi dialogue on top of a pan across the forests of what we assume is Yavin. We then see a TIE fighter fly past towards what appears to be a large moon... That's no moon... You get the drift.
The panel featured contributions from Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy. Josh Trank, director of the second Anthology spin-off, was supposed to be in attendance but had to pull out due to illness.
Star Wars: Rogue One is due in cinemas on 16th December 2016.