“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the next major film to be set in the vast universe of Disney’s shiny new Star Wars franchise. Being the first of Disney’s “Anthology” films — meaning those that are not part of the core trilogy kicked off by J.J. Abrams — Rogue One will be a standalone film taking place before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
The movie will feature a cast of entirely new characters, giving fans an unprecedented look into the veins that reside outside the main Skywalker artery. Directed by Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is expected to be tonally and thematically distinct from the previous Star Wars films, telling a dire tale set during one of the most turbulent periods in the canon.
The film’s release date (December 16) is still months away, but there have been quite a few leaks and ongoing developments regarding Rogue One’s production. For Star Wars junkies everywhere, we’ve put together this guide of all the major news, rumors, and information you need to know about the film. We’ll also be updating the piece periodically as we learn new information. Oh, and please be aware this post contains major spoilers. If you wish to remain blissfully ignorant about the film, this is your last chance to turn back.
That said, if you’re the type who just has to know what’s happening, you’ve come to the right place…”