According to Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars’ first anthology film, “Star Wars: Rogue One,” is expected to begin filming in three weeks!
“Star Wars: Rogue One” will be about the Rebel Alliance stealing the Death Star plans from the Empire. It will also be filmed in the experimental 6K resolution.
“Rogue One” will be followed by a second Anthology movie that centers on a young Han Solo!
Here’s the official synopsis:
Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) are on board to produce and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will co-produce. The film starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.