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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Wed 30 November 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…' the story of a battle in space began. It has been almost 40 years since the release of the first Star Wars film but any new addition to the legendary sci-fi series is still one of the most exciting events of the year. 

Four Star Wars films from the franchise are listed in IMDb’s Top Rated Movies EVER so it’s no surprise the expectations are high for Rogue One. 

Another space adventure packed with Stormtroopers, U-Wings, the ominous empire and rebel underdog heroes is on its way to UK cinemas on 15Th December this year – a whole day before the US get it!

Set as prelude to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Rogue One follows rebellion solider Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she teams up with rebel fighters (Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna) who all have the same goal: to defeat the empire. 

Their mission is to steal the plans to the Death Star: a battle station and a planet-destroying superweapon which is in the hands of Darth Vader and one of the most iconic Star Wars locations to date.

Completing the already phenomenal cast, is the source of excitement for many fans, James Earl Jones returns as the iconic voice of Jedi turned Sith lord, Darth Vader.

Director of Monsters and the recent Godzilla re-make, Gareth Edwards, leads at the helm as director. Edwards, as a self-confessed super-fan, is known for his work in the visual effects arena and digital artistry.

In the latest trailer, we’re shown familiar landscapes and a fighting spirit as the rebel forces set out on their epic adventure. The faint, nostalgic theme tune at the end of the trailer creates such a great buzz of excitement, we’re already packing our sleeping bags ready to queue up for the premiere.

May the force be with you!