The Star Wars universe is getting another story with "Rogue One" in December, but eager fans don't have to wait till then to learn more about it.
Disney has dropped a new featurette, and it answers some of the questions Star Wars enthusiasts may have about the upcoming film. Not only does it give a simple explanation of what the film covers -- "that text you see at the beginning of 'A New Hope,' that is essentially our movie," says director Gareth Edwards -- it introduces the team of rebels we'll see plot to destroy the Death Star. Jyn (Felicity Jones), being one of the key players, gets a spotlight.
As you can imagine, filming a Star Wars movie was a dream come true for the cast and crew. In fact, "it's like the world's greatest toy set," according to Edwards, who also describes it as "the greatest job in the world." Maybe the greatest in the galaxy far, far away too?The film also stars Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters on Dec. 16.
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance. Read More