Trailer TIme: Star Wars Anthology – Rogue One (2016) *PLOT DETAILS FOR THE FIRST STAR WARS SPIN-OFF*

Capping the biggest weekend of Star Wars news and trailers in over a decade was the release of the teaser trailer for the first-ever non-episodic Star Wars film. Gareth Edwards, director of Star Wars: Rogue One, confirmed the rumor that the movie will be a heist film centered around the mission that stole the plans for the first Death Star. This isn’t an official release, so try to get a look in case it gets taken down, but it’ll get you excited for more than just Episode VII to come.

“A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One.”

Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones has already been cast as the lead, and will play one of the resistance fighters. I’d expect more casting announcements to follow shortly. The spin-off films will officially be referred to as “Anthology” films to differenciate them from the regular “Episode” installments. Star Wars: Rogue One is set to open Christmas 2016.

Fantastic Star Wars Episode VII Promo Art Featuring Kylo Ren and the New Stormtroopers

Alongside the slew of astoundingly fantastic things that have been stunning Star Wars fans into a kind of stupidly giddy delirium this week are this promotional posters featuring the new Stormtrooper design and Kylo Ren (cross lightsaber guy).  I think it’s interesting he has no “Darth” title.  Is he our new Vader (since he may be keeping the old Vader’s head as brick-a-brack)?  I think it’s more likely he’s a “phantom menace” (sorry, sorry) and the real evil is yet to come and we’re being distracted by an awesome character design.  Drink these in and decide which is your computer wallpaper until the next time Disney issues a press release.

 

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