Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hasn’t even been released yet but that’s not stopping
Although Rogue One will be set within the Star Wars universe, its story will be separate from the story taking place within the trilogy and it will feature characters that are different from the ones we see in the three new films.
“Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz),”
Filming will start this summer and the goal is to have the final film released in December 2016.
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The Force Awakens is set to be released next year and will feature past Star Wars favorites Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and will be directed by the aforementioned J.J. Abrams. Details of the film’s story have been kept under very tight wraps, although it obviously takes place after the fall of the Empire in Episode VI and will involve older versions of the originalStar Wars trilogy’s heroes.