Thursday, March 12, 2015

BREAKING: 'Star Wars: Rogue One' Begins Filming This Summer, Starring Felicity Jones

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By: Dominic Jones

Disney CEO Bob Iger made a huge announcement during the Disney Shareholders meeting about the first Star Wars Stand Alone film directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz.  The film is titled Star Wars: Rogue One and will star Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything).  The film is slated for a December 16th, 2016 release and will begin shooting this summer.

Star Wars.com has added more information about the film,
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.

Also confirmed at the conference, the director and release date for Episode VIII!

Source: StarWars.com
  

Update: The original writer for the film, Gary Whitta, claims to have came up with the name "Rogue One".



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