RUMOR: Set Photos Emerge from ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’

By August 8, 2015
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At the Lucasfilm Hall H panel in San Diego this year, Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy said that the upcoming spin-off film Star Wars: Rogue One would begin active production within a couple of weeks. Now, we may have the very first images from the set of the upcoming film hitting theaters in 2017.

Originating from the UK’s Mirror, the images appear to show a group of actors in Stormtrooper costumes that appear to be from the same era as the original trilogy. That makes sense, since the film is supposed to depict the theft of the Death Star plans and take place prior to the events of the original Star Wars film. See the photos below.

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The A New Hope-era Stormtrooper costumes are hard to miss.

Some large blue screens and physical set pieces look like they'll bring the Star Wars universe to life.

Some large blue screens and physical set pieces look like they’ll bring the Star Wars universe to life.

Here we can see weapons that look similar to those used by Rebel Troopers in the opening minutes of A New Hope.

Here we can see weapons that look similar to those used by Rebel Troopers in the opening minutes of A New Hope.

Both the first photo and this one show the Stormtroopers near what looks like an Imperial Shuttle, a vehicle type seen in the original trilogy.

Both the first photo and this one show the Stormtroopers near what looks like an Imperial Shuttle, a vehicle type seen in the original trilogy.

Similar contraptions to these were seen on the set of The Force Awakens.

Similar contraptions to these were seen on the set of The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Rogue One will be the first release of the Anthology series of films that tell tales in other times and places around the Star Wars galaxy, outside of the purview of the main episodic film series. Disney and Lucasfilm have the intention of releasing new Anthology films in-between main series releases, with at least four projects in the series known to be in development. In addition to Rogue One, it was recently confirmed that The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be directing one focusing on the earlier years of Han Solo, the character made famous in the original trilogy by actor Harrison Ford. The other two films are said to focus on existing Star Wars characters, but their subjects have yet to be confirmed. Common names thrown around include Boba Fett, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Star Wars: Rogue One will be released in theaters on December 16th, 2016 — approximately one year after the release of The Force Awakens this December. For more on the film as it develops further, keep your senses tuned to GeekNation!

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  • David Johnson

    Wasn’t a huge Star Wars fan, liked the first one. I’m hoping with the people involved with this project they recreate the story telling of the first movie again.

  • Dennis Hardison

    I’m pretty sure that Luke Skywalker wouldn’t want the REAL history of Rogue Squadron tarnished by a Disney flick. #TrEU #giveusmorelegends

  • JTReader

    Hey! This doesn’t look like Toprawa or Danuta to me!

  • Eric Schroeder

    I’m definitely not a fan of the odd direction that Disney has taken the Star Wars Franchise thus far, so my excitement for this film is diminished and is even further tarnished by the fact that they cut off the EU without giving any finality to it. It just cut it off.

  • Makky ‘MAK’ Hall

    Ignoring all the hate, this looks awesome to me

  • Karl William Raymond Stack

    Nice to see the real Stormtroopers back. Now if only we could have the real canon back.

  • Wild Horse Fantasy

    Far as I’m concerned, Kyle Katarn stole the Death Star plans. I know because I helped him do it!

  • Lynne Phillips

    A movie a year? Let the burnout begin. Bad business decisions.