"Rogue One: a Star Wars Story" is the first standalone Star Wars film. Notably, it is the only Star Wars movie that will not be part of the Anakin Skywalker story and family. The same reason why the movie has its title, "Rogue One."

Gareth Edwards has this thought when he has been asked multiple times about the movie's title. The title can also apply to the star of "Rogue One: a Star Wars Story", Jyn Erso. The latest Star Wars hero has a Rogue streak, being the leader of the rebel team in a mission to steal the plans of the Death Star.

As seen in the official trailer and official poster, Darth Vader will be making an appearance in the movie, although, it is said that he will only have a small role.

"Rogue One: a Star Wars Story" has big potential in providing Star Wars avid fans with the same excitement but different kind of Star Wars experience.

As the actress Felicity Jones put it, the movie is the "boots-on-the-ground" viewpoint and perception of the Star Wars universe.

Can't wait for the movie? Get to know the stars of the "Rogue One: a Star Wars Story" below.

Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, leads a rebel group in acquiring plans of the "Death Star". Her past is her drive and hope for a better future in the "Rogue One: a Star Wars Story".


Director Orson Krennic,played by Ben Mendelsohn, is a talented and intelligent general with an obsession.

Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) is determined in winning against the Empire.

Droid K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk, is a rebooted Empire Droid fighting on the Rebel side.

Chirrut Îmwe (played by Donnie Yen) is a fighter monk with confidence and belief in the Force. Actor Donnie Yen is famous for his lead role in the movie "Ip Man".

Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) is a Rebel Alliance Intelligence Officer in the "Rogue One: a Star Wars Story".

Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) is a former pilot of the Imperial who has seen the light.

Baze Malbusplayed by Jiang Wen, is a ferocious soldier and loyal friend.

"Rogue One: a Star Wars Story" release date in theaters is on December 16, 2016. 

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