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.
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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