New Details On “Star Wars: Rogue One”

A few more details about Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars: Rogue One” have emerged via a source for JoBlo. As previously reported, the anthology film follows a rogue band of resistance fighters uniting to steal the plans for the original Death Star.

The new report adds a few tidbits and seemingly confirms some others such as this being quite unlike the other “Star Wars” films to date:

“Definitely set during the ‘Dark Time’ of the Empire (between Episodes III and IV).

Being coined as ‘darker and grittier’ than any other Star Wars film to date.

The film seems to be aiming to be much like an old school war film; Think Hamburger Hill meets Star Wars.

All the Jedi are said to be in hiding; expect this story to leave them in the background.

Stormtroopers have same armor as they do in the original films (i.e. episodes IV – VI)

Lots of alien life forms, Mon Calamari among them.

New droids and aliens will be introduced. Kind of a no-brainer, but just so you know it’s not just a bunch of rebels.

At-Ats, X-Wings, Y-wings, At-Sts are said to be present.

Implied that some of the film will take place on Yavin-4; a lot of armies in the jungle and various battlefield locations.

Looks like a new droid will be part of the band of rebels attempting to steal the Death Star plans.

Felicity Jones is seen dressed as a rebel soldier ready for battle; expect her to get her hands dirty in this one.

“Star Wars: Rogue One “is set to hit cinemas on December 16th 2016.