We are getting a little closer, Star Wars fans! Pretty soon, we will find out how a rag-tag group of Rebels retrieved the plans to the first Death Star when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters next month. This film is the first of the standalone films not based within the Episodic Skywalker saga, and serves as an important testing ground for the legendary franchise to see how far George Lucas’ world can be expanded.
Empire Magazine has unveiled some brand new covers featuring our main heroes. Felicity Jones leads the charge as Jyn Erso, while her co-stars Diego Luna (Captain Cassian Andor), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), Donnie Yen (Chirrut Imwe), Jiang Wen (Baze Malbus) and Alan Tudyk (K-2SO) form the team. You can check out each of these badass character covers by clicking “next”.
From LucasFilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.