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First Star Wars Spin Off movie to be titled ‘Rogue One’

March 12th, 2015 by Marc Comments


According to the good folks over at, the first Star Wars spin off movie has a title – Rogue One.  

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the title at a shareholder meeting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco this morning.  Rogue One will be directed by the man behind Monsters and last summers Godzilla movie Gareth Edwards, from a script by Cinderella and About a Boy scribe Chris Weitz.  No news on casting yet, with Felicity Jones remaining the only cast member confirmed so far.  The film begins shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.

As well as this Iger has also confirmed that Looper director Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars Episode VII with a release date set for May 26th 2017 (coincidentally 40 years and a day since the release of A New Hope)

We’re loving the idea of Felicity Jones as an X-Wing pilot…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….