Walt Disney and Lucasfilm just released our first official look at the cast of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. The studio has also confirmed that Rogue One has already begun principal photography. The impressive ensemble cast consists of Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen (IP Man), Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen of Hannibal fame, Alan Tudyk (as a motion capture character), and Riz Ahmed. Be sure to click on the image below to see it in glorious high res.
Speaking on the project, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said “Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” She adds “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know”. Kennedy also showered praise on director Gareth Edwards saying “Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.