Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Cover


Entertainment Weekly has featured the first standalone Star Wars film — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — on it’s cover…

This week, Entertainment Weekly, is featuring an inside look at Disney/Lucasfilm’s very first standalone Star Wars film —  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film is said to explore how the fledgling Rebellion came into possession of the information that showed them the crack in the armor of the Death Star.

According to EW:

"“It’s a battlefield heist that fans have been imagining for nearly 40 years, described in the opening crawl of 1977’s original Star Wars, with little details scattered throughout.”"

The film’s director, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla 2014), is said to have loads is store for Star Wars fans, including both new and returning characters. EW has confirmed that the galaxy’s most feared villain himself, Darth Vader will be in the film. For months now, rumors have been circulating that the Sith Lord was in Rogue One, but now that we have confirmation, Rogue One seems a bit more exciting.

Here’s what you can expect to see, if you pick up a copy of Entertainment Weekly, with Rogue One on the Cover:

  • The background of our cover showcases new Imperial weaponry being used against the nascent Rebellion: taller, slimmer walkers known as AT-ACTs hauling cargo, and flatter, fang-like interceptors known as TIE Strikers.
  • New information about Jyn Erso (The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones), the outlaw who has clashed with both the Rebellion and the Empire, and now has a chance to clear her ledger of past wrongs by leading a mission for the good guys. It’s also personal – her father, played by Mads Mikkelsen, is a scientist whose knowledge is sought by both sides.
  • Full details of the squad of characters uniting to take on the Empire, played by the most multicultural cast to appear in a Star Wars film yet: Diego Luna, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Alan Tudyk – as a performance-capture droid. (One of these has been seen before by Star Wars fans.)
  • A look at the skullduggery inside the Imperial ranks, as seen through the eyes of a new villain: Ben Mendelsohn’s ambitious officer, who’s eager to earn the favor of the Emperor – and avoid the wrath of his black-masked enforcer.
  • Candid revelations from the filmmakers about what the current reshoots are adding to the story as the film nears its December release.
  • Finally, confirmation of what fans have hoped ever since the project was announced: Vader is back. We have a run-down of the Sith lord’s first day on set, and what his return means for the larger Star Wars storytelling universe.

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