JoBlo has updated some new details on the upcoming Star Was Anthology: Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards. Some are only confirming what we’ve heard before but there are some new little tidbits here and there.
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 stars Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Sam Clafin, and Riz Ahmed. The film is set to hit theaters on December 16, 2016.