Woah, check out the cast of (new title alert!) A Star Wars Story: Rogue One straight from D23.
The cast is:
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Diego Luna (Milk, Killing Them Softly)
Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” Mississippi Grind), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II)
Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep)
Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)
Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” Casino Royale)
Alan Tudyk (“Firefly”) who plays a performance-capture character in the film
And Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions).
Kathleen Kennedy has talked about the movie and said: “Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe.
“It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”
Holy hell! Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn is very cool… but they have Hannibal and Wash in there too!? Geek overload, folks!
Rogue One is set for release on December 16, 2016.