I’ve been hearing whispers of a separate cinematic Star Wars venture outside of the new trilogy and wheels have been circling trying to develop said new venture. Now the new project is underway, but I cannot call this a “project” anymore since Disney and their new
b**** acquisition, Lucasfilm, have officially called this an Anthology. The first installment of this Star Wars Anthology is titled Star Wars: Rogue One. It is directed by Gareth Edwards, notable from last summer’s Godzilla reboot, written by Chris Weitz, and stars Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones with Ben Mendelsohn rumored to co-star. The plot and setting have officially been released to the public:
as long rumored, it will revolve around a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. It’s set after Episode III, before IV — and a little more towards IV,
Makes a lot of sense, if you ask me. There is a long period of unexplored time between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which happens to be the period of time when the Death Star was under construction, so a film, or an anthology of films, could be made to shed light on what happened between both trilogies. The television program Star Wars Rebels already touches on this time period, but Star Wars: Rogue One promises to be more extensive. Even though it’s still early in development, a teaser has been unofficially released, but I’ll wait to post that when it becomes official. Star Wars: Rogue One arrives in theaters on December 16, 2016.