Fans at Star Wars Celebration this past weekend in Anaheim, Calif., got the first look at the first upcoming Star Wars Anthology movie, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, as well as a glimpse into the second season of Star Wars Rebels.
Edwards was on hand to talk about the film and revealed it will be about a team of rebel soldiers who steal the plans to the Death Star. Some concept art was shown, as well as a short clip showing TIE Fighters cruising over a planet’s surface that pans to reveals the massive Death Star in orbit overhead. The film will star Oscar nominee Felicity Jones as a rebel soldier involved in the dangerous mission.
Crewmembers announced as working on Rogue One include director of photography Greig Fraser (Foxcatcher, Zero Dark Thirty), special effects supervisor Neil Corbould (Gravity, Gladiator), casting director Jina Jay (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, War Horse), and sound designer Chris Scarabosio (There Will be Blood, Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith).
Star Wars veterans transitioning from The Force Awakens to Rogue One include co-production designers Doug Chiang (Star Wars Episodes I & II) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director for the Harry Potter series, Edge of Tomorrow), stunt coordinator Rob Inch (World War Z, Captain America: The First Avenger), creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan (Prometheus) and co-costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor for the Harry Potter series, Saving Private Ryan), and Glyn Dillon (costume concept artist for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending).
Rogue One hits theaters Dec. 16, 2016.
Meanwhile, the second season of Star Wars Rebels got a teaser trailer featuring several familiar faces. Among the classic characters set to make a major impact on the Ghost’s crew are Darth Vader and Star Wars: The Clone Wars regulars Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.
Take a look:
No word on when the second season of the show will air on Disney XD, but reports are that it will feature something like twice the number of episodes as the 13-episode first season.