The Star Wars Anthology Film “Rogue One” will be a prequel to Episode IV: A New Hope and will follow the brave band of people who steal the Death Star plans that we assume we see Princess Leia slipping in to R2-D2.
Felicity Jones has been confirmed to be playing a Rebel soldier in the movie.
The news was revealed at a panel with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm SVP of development Kiri Hart and “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards.
“It comes down to a group of individuals that don’t have magic powers, that have to bring hope to the galaxy,” said Gareth.
The films are being referred to as “anthology films” vs “spinoffs”.
Rogue One is due in theaters on December 16, 2016.