The filmmakers behind Rogue One took the stage at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim today. Here are the best secrets they shared about the upcoming Star Wars “anthology film”:
1. Rogue One is set after episode 3 and before episode 4.
2. During this time the Jedi are all but extinct. A rogue band of resistance fighters unite to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy.
3. Star Wars Rebels also takes place during this timeline. As the stories evolve they will be able to nod to each other.
4. Felicity Jones is a huge Star Wars fan: she dropped everything to join the team. She is playing a rebel soldier in the film.
5. Gareth Edwards kept the project secret for six months. His mom and dad didn’t even know.
6. Shooting will start this summer in the UK and around the world.