Official Rogue One Synopsis Revealed


The official Rogue One Synopsis has been revealed, and although most Star Wars fans already knew the premise of the film, it’s nice to have it officially printed. has released the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ahead of Thursday night’s big trailer reveal during NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. As I mentioned, most Star Wars fans already have a generally good idea as to what is happening with the film:

The Empire has a super-weapon they want to use to subjugate entire planets and systems. A fledgling alliance of planets band together, to form a group of rag-tag rebels, in order to steal the plans to that super-weapon, the Death Star.

Well, now, we’ve got the official Rogue One synopsis:

"From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016"

The cast of Rogue One includes:

  • Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso.
  • Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor.
  • Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook.

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  • Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic.

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  • Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe.
  • Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus.
  • Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, a veteran of the Clone Wars.

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  • Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso, Jyn’s father.
  • Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, a Rebel-owned Imperial enforcer droid.
  • Genevieve O’Reilly, reprising her role as Mon Mothma from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
  • James Earl Jones, reprising his role as the voice of Darth Vader for Rogue One.

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We want to hear from you: What do you think about the official Rogue One synopsis? Let us know in the comments below, and on social media. And hey, don’t forget: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters worldwide on December 16. What will you become?