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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

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Rated: 7.33 (based on 2319 votes)
Status: Released
Production Companies : Lucasfilm,Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,Allison Shearmur Productions,Black Hangar Studios
Production Countries : United States of America

A Rebellion Built on Hope

Spoken Languages: English
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If the excitement and buzz preceding the release of Rogue One is anything to go by, the Star Wars movie is going to be a tentpole. There's slightly less than one month to go before Disney officially airs its new film Rogue One, better known as 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara and Kate Mara auditioned for the female lead role of Jyn Erso, which went to Felicity Jones

New TV spot and novel sparking more interest in Rogue One

Movie enthusiasts have been excited ever since they learned that Disney was working on a new Star Wars installment. However, this excitement has never come close to anything that has been witnessed the past one week. Why is this so? It simply because the film's production company Lucasfilm has released a sizzling new TV spot and a book explaining 'Star Wars: Rogue One' details known as Catalyst.

This film is set before the events of 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope' (1977) and five years after 'Star Wars Rebels' (2014). Also is the first installment in the 'Star Wars: Anthology' series

Catalyst

The catalyst is just as its name suggests, it's a catalyst to the anticipation of Rogue One release. The catalyst is a prequel novel to Rogue One. For movie lovers who have been patient enough to go through its pages, Catalyst is packed with a lot of information pertaining to the new Star Wars film's plot. Catalyst mainly explores the working relationship between film characters Galen Erso and Orson Krennic. Erso is Jyn Erso ,Felicity Jones's father. He is a Pacific scientist who has crucial knowledge and expertise needed for building the Death Star, that is the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. Krennic on his part is a director for the Imperial military's weapon research department who is seeking to bring the construction of Death Star weapon into completion.

In the story, Krennic imprisons Jyn's father and mother and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) helps to free them. Gerrera is a former guerilla fighter who believes in using all possible violence against the Empire. The novel Catalyst also gives a hint that Gerrera could have played a part in raising Jyn up and training to be the fearless rebel leader she has become in her adulthood. It remains to see how true all these details are when the live action film finally hits the theaters December.

Latest TV spot

In addition to the several trailers and spots it has aired before, Lucasfilm has released another sensational TV spot yet again. The newest spot shows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) asking her group of rebels whether they are ready to fight. As if they had been waiting to take a cue from her words, the entire group suddenly begins to suits up in readiness for battle against the Empire. It is a thrilling sight to watch especially for viewers who live and breathe for power packed action movies.

The new spot also reemphasizes the fact that Rogue One is a space opera war drama. It shows battle scenes on Jedha and Scarif.

PG 13 rating

Another key detailed to be glimpsed from the latest TV spot is that Rogue One will have a program rating of PG 13. Rogue is the third film in the Star Wars franchise to ever have such a rating. The other two films are 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

The reason cited for the PG 13 rating is that the movie has recurring scenes of sci-fi violence and fight. Director Gareth Edwards had intended for Rogue One to have a darker tone and outstanding aesthetics from the start. Even though the tone and aesthetics of the movie were downed a bit in the process of reshoots, it still largely remains a dark movie. It is arguably the most adventurous and daring shooting trip Lucasfilm has ever made to its Star Wars galaxy or universe as it is also referred to.

Filming of 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' reportedly started on July 1, 2015 at Pinewood Studios, London and Filmed with digital Arri Alexa 65 cameras using Ultra Panavision 70 lenses

'Star Wars: Rogue One' plot

'Stars Wars: Rogue One' is the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise. It is also the first film in the franchise where human characters will go into live action against screen foes as opposed to Droid or humanoid character going to war on their behalf. Another interesting thing about the upcoming movie is that it sees the return of the Darth Vader character. Vader is an integral character who featured in the first three Star Wars films and influenced their plot to a large extent. He is a former Jedi Knight who later became Lord Sith and served the Galactic Empire.

'Star Wars: Rogue One'  cast Left to Right: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley

In terms of plot, 'Star Wars: Rogue' is simply a story of Jyn Erso, a woman who has fallen victim to her parents being imprisoned by the Galactic Empire, organizing and leading a rebellion against this very empire. Erso leads the Rebel Alliance on a mission to steal plans for the Death Star, this is the Empire's biggest weapon of destruction.

'Star Wars: Rogue One' cast

Felicity Jones leads the pack in this upcoming space opera drama. She stars as the lead figures who gathers all other similar minded individuals to stage a rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Jones works closely with Diego Luna who acts as her Rebel Alliance's chief intelligence officer. Jones and Luna work parallel to Animal Kingdom actor Ben Mendelsohn. Mendelsohn is the Imperial weapons officer who is eager to see Death Star come to completion.

Also on Rogue One set are Maks Mikkelsen who acts as Jyn's father and Saw Gerrera who features as her aid in various scenes. Other casts are Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Valene Kane, Nick Kellington, Alistair Petrie, Eunice Olumide, Warwick Davis, Fares Fares, Liam Johnson, Ram Bergman, and Jonathan Aris.

It is also being said that Jimmy Smits and Genevieve O'Reilly will be taking back their roles as Bail Organa and Mon Mothma respectively. It is also said that James Earl Jones will be making a return to his old Darth Vader role and that Spencer Wilding may be among those playing the physical Darth Vader character.

There is rumors that Darth Vader will appear in the film

'Star Wars: Rogue One' crew

Gareth Edwards has again played the role he was born to play, creating engaging movies out of scripts and storylines. This time round, he has worked with a script provided by John Knoll. Here is the moviemaker's entire team:

Director: Gareth Edwards

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, and Alison Shearmur

Screenplay: Tony Gilroy and Chris Weitz

Scriptwriting: John Knoll and Gary Whitta

Cinematography: Greig Fraiser

Editor: Jabez Olssen

Music: Michael Giacchino

The upcoming film has been produced by George Lucas -Lucasfilm- and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' will be released in the UK on December 15, 2017 and in the United States on December 16, 2017

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Movie Cast

Felicity Jones as Jyn ErsoFelicity Jones as Jyn ErsoFelicity Jones as Jyn Erso
Diego Luna as Captain Cassian AndorDiego Luna as Captain Cassian AndorDiego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor
Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson KrennicBen Mendelsohn as Director Orson KrennicBen Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic
Donnie Yen as Chirrut ImweDonnie Yen as Chirrut ImweDonnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe
Mads Mikkelsen as Galen ErsoMads Mikkelsen as Galen ErsoMads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso
Alan Tudyk as K-2SOAlan Tudyk as K-2SOAlan Tudyk as K-2SO
Riz Ahmed as Bodhi RookRiz Ahmed as Bodhi RookRiz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook
Jiang Wen as Baze MalbusJiang Wen as Baze MalbusJiang Wen as Baze Malbus
Forest Whitaker as Saw GerreraForest Whitaker as Saw GerreraForest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
Jimmy Smits as Bail OrganaJimmy Smits as Bail OrganaJimmy Smits as Bail Organa
Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon MothmaGenevieve O'Reilly as Mon MothmaGenevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma
Anthony Daniels as C-3POAnthony Daniels as C-3POAnthony Daniels as C-3PO
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (voice)James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (voice)James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (voice)
Spencer Wilding as Darth VaderSpencer Wilding as Darth VaderSpencer Wilding as Darth Vader
Guy Henry as Grand Moff TarkinGuy Henry as Grand Moff TarkinGuy Henry as Grand Moff Tarkin
Angus MacInnes as Gold Leader Dutch VanderAngus MacInnes as Gold Leader Dutch VanderAngus MacInnes as Gold Leader Dutch Vander
Drewe Henley as Red Leader Garven DreisDrewe Henley as Red Leader Garven DreisDrewe Henley as Red Leader Garven Dreis
David Ankrum as Wedge AntillesDavid Ankrum as Wedge AntillesDavid Ankrum as Wedge Antilles
Ian McElhinney as General DodonnaIan McElhinney as General DodonnaIan McElhinney as General Dodonna
Michael Smiley as Dr. EvazanMichael Smiley as Dr. EvazanMichael Smiley as Dr. Evazan
Warwick Davis as BistanWarwick Davis as BistanWarwick Davis as Bistan
Alistair Petrie as General DravenAlistair Petrie as General DravenAlistair Petrie as General Draven
Valene Kane as Lyra ErsoValene Kane as Lyra ErsoValene Kane as Lyra Erso
Jonathan Aris as Senator JebelJonathan Aris as Senator JebelJonathan Aris as Senator Jebel
Fares Fares as Senator VasparFares Fares as Senator VasparFares Fares as Senator Vaspar
Paul Kasey as Admiral RaddusPaul Kasey as Admiral RaddusPaul Kasey as Admiral Raddus
Ben Daniels as General MerrickBen Daniels as General MerrickBen Daniels as General Merrick
Tony Pitts as Captain PterroTony Pitts as Captain PterroTony Pitts as Captain Pterro
Simon Farnaby as Blue SquadronSimon Farnaby as Blue SquadronSimon Farnaby as Blue Squadron
Geraldine James as Blue SquadronGeraldine James as Blue SquadronGeraldine James as Blue Squadron
Ariyon Bakare as Blue SquadronAriyon Bakare as Blue SquadronAriyon Bakare as Blue Squadron
Jordan Stephens as Corporal ToncJordan Stephens as Corporal ToncJordan Stephens as Corporal Tonc
Ian Whyte as MoroffIan Whyte as MoroffIan Whyte as Moroff
Rian Johnson as Death Star TechnicianRian Johnson as Death Star TechnicianRian Johnson as Death Star Technician
Verona Blue as StormtrooperVerona Blue as StormtrooperVerona Blue as Stormtrooper
Steve Blum as StormtrooperSteve Blum as StormtrooperSteve Blum as Stormtrooper
David Boat as StormtrooperDavid Boat as StormtrooperDavid Boat as Stormtrooper
Eugene Byrd as StormtrooperEugene Byrd as StormtrooperEugene Byrd as Stormtrooper
David Cowgill as StormtrooperDavid Cowgill as StormtrooperDavid Cowgill as Stormtrooper
Terri Douglas as StormtrooperTerri Douglas as StormtrooperTerri Douglas as Stormtrooper
Robin Atkin Downes as StormtrooperRobin Atkin Downes as StormtrooperRobin Atkin Downes as Stormtrooper
Dave Filoni as StormtrooperDave Filoni as StormtrooperDave Filoni as Stormtrooper
Michael Giacchino as StormtrooperMichael Giacchino as StormtrooperMichael Giacchino as Stormtrooper
Tony Gilroy as StormtrooperTony Gilroy as StormtrooperTony Gilroy as Stormtrooper
Tom Kane as StormtroooperTom Kane as StormtroooperTom Kane as Stormtroooper
Vanessa Marshall as StormtroooperVanessa Marshall as StormtroooperVanessa Marshall as Stormtroooper
Tom Kane as StormtrooperTom Kane as StormtrooperTom Kane as Stormtrooper
Vanessa Lengies as StormtrooperVanessa Lengies as StormtrooperVanessa Lengies as Stormtrooper
Yuri Lowenthal as StormtrooperYuri Lowenthal as StormtrooperYuri Lowenthal as Stormtrooper
Jorge Leon Martinez as X-Wing PilotJorge Leon Martinez as X-Wing PilotJorge Leon Martinez as X-Wing Pilot
Russell Balogh as X-Wing PilotRussell Balogh as X-Wing PilotRussell Balogh as X-Wing Pilot
Ned Dennehy as PrisonerNed Dennehy as PrisonerNed Dennehy as Prisoner
Vanessa Marshall as StormtrooperVanessa Marshall as StormtrooperVanessa Marshall as Stormtrooper
Angus Cook as MechanicAngus Cook as MechanicAngus Cook as Mechanic
Emeson Nwolie as PersonnelEmeson Nwolie as PersonnelEmeson Nwolie as Personnel
Duncan Pow as Sergeant MelshiDuncan Pow as Sergeant MelshiDuncan Pow as Sergeant Melshi
Babou Ceesay as Lieutenant SeflaBabou Ceesay as Lieutenant SeflaBabou Ceesay as Lieutenant Sefla
Katie Sheridan as StormtrooperKatie Sheridan as StormtrooperKatie Sheridan as Stormtrooper
David Sobolov as StormtrooperDavid Sobolov as StormtrooperDavid Sobolov as Stormtrooper
Julian Stone as StormtrooperJulian Stone as StormtrooperJulian Stone as Stormtrooper
Fred Tatasciore as StormtrooperFred Tatasciore as StormtrooperFred Tatasciore as Stormtrooper
James Arnold Taylor as StormtrooperJames Arnold Taylor as StormtrooperJames Arnold Taylor as Stormtrooper
Samuel Witwer as StormtrooperSamuel Witwer as StormtrooperSamuel Witwer as Stormtrooper
Matthew Wood as StormtrooperMatthew Wood as StormtrooperMatthew Wood as Stormtrooper

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Movie Crew

Characters - George LucasCharacters - George LucasCharacters - George Lucas
Screenplay - Chris WeitzScreenplay - Chris WeitzScreenplay - Chris Weitz
Director - Gareth Edwards
Line Producer - Finni JohannssonLine Producer - Finni JohannssonLine Producer - Finni Johannsson
Original Music Composer - Michael GiacchinoOriginal Music Composer - Michael GiacchinoOriginal Music Composer - Michael Giacchino
Screenplay - Tony GilroyScreenplay - Tony GilroyScreenplay - Tony Gilroy
Producer - Kathleen KennedyProducer - Kathleen KennedyProducer - Kathleen Kennedy
Casting - Jina JayCasting - Jina JayCasting - Jina Jay
Supervising Sound Editor - Matthew WoodSupervising Sound Editor - Matthew WoodSupervising Sound Editor - Matthew Wood

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