Here's Our First Look at Star Wars: Rogue One

By Tom Pritchard on at

We've already heard an awful lot about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, but we haven't heard much about Rogue One, the first of many standalone Star Wars movies. But Disney's D23 Expo has put an end to that, and now we have a look at the cast and the film's logo.

Interestingly the logo is referring to the film as 'A Star Wars Story', rather than the previously announced 'anthology'. Strange for such a quick turnaround, but it's not like it really matters in the long run.

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy also confirmed some plot points about the movie, stating that the film is set before A New Hope and "will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe."

We all pretty much knew that the film would be set pre-Episode IV, but it's nice to get some clarification. It probably explains that epic spoiler tweeted out by a member of our government too.

Disney also officially announced the film's cast, including Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, and Alan Tudyk.

That's not all the Star Wars news coming out of D23, though. Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow will be directing Episode IX (which explains why he isn't doing Jurassic World 2), and we got to see a new poster for The Force Awakens.

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The Force Awakens hits cinemas on December 18th this year and Rogue One hits cinemas on 16th December 2016. [Star Wars via IGN]