Entertainment Weekly is running a special edition with exclusive coverage and news on Star Wars Rogue One, the first of a planned set of spin off films that whilst not included in the ‘Episodic’ saga will be canon stories in the new Star Wars universe. Firstly several new images from the film have been released today:
Yesterday it was confirmed that Darth Vader will indeed make an appearance in Rogue One and his presence will be throughout the story. President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy says of Vader’s use :
“He will be in the movie sparingly but at a key strategic moment, he will loom large”
Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards added:
“Within the Rebellion, it’s not commonly spoken about. Within the Empire, there is the culture of knowing of the existence of Darth Vader. There’s definitely an underlying feeling that there is a power , a dark power, available to the Empire and that if you overstep your mark, you will suffer the consequences.”
Rogue One will tale the famous story of how a band of Rebel Fighters fought to steal the plans for the Empire’s most powerful weapon ever built, the dreaded Death Star!
Rogue One will be released in cinemas on December 16th 2016.