There has been a lot of speculation since "Star Wars Episode 4: New Hope" on how the rebellion got the Death Star plans and the full story will finally be shown to the world when it hits theaters in December.
'Star Wars: Rogue One' will be coming out on December 16th
The "Star Wars: Rogue One" premise is about a group of brave soldiers from the Rebellion who embark on a journey to steal the plans for the Death Star by infiltrating the Empire and returning the plans to the Rebellion. It is set in the time period between "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope." The main protagonist of the film is Jyn Erso portrayed by actress Felicity Jones who previously played Jane Hawking in "The Theory of Everything" and Felicia in "The Amazing Spiderman 2."
Now Jyn Erso is a new character created for the film and hasn't been in the franchise yet, but based on the trailers that have been released for the film, I like her. I have been a fan ever since I first watched the original trilogy in 1998 and also watched the prequel trilogy as well as "The Force Awakens." This particular event which they are basing the movie on has always been one of the things about the universe that went unanswered for many years, even in the expanded universe.
Will the film have a darker tone?
Judging from the story trailer that was released in October, this will have a darker tone than the other movies with the exception of "The Empire Strikes Back." Some new revelations about the story were made in the trailer as well, most notably that Jyn Erso's father played a role in developing and building the Death Star. I think this will be the basis for how the rebellion gets the plans, which involves Jyn coming face to face with her father and having to fight him for the layout of the Death Star.
It has been teased that Darth Vader will be in the movie, though it's not clear how big his role will be. I'm hoping that the Emperor will also be in the movie overseeing the completion of the Death Star and also lend a hand in trying to stop the Rebels from taking the plans with them back to the rebellion. Overall, I'm intrigued by what they've shown so far and am eagerly awaiting my chance to see the movie. "Star Wars: Rogue One" opens in theaters on December 16th, 2016. #RogueOne #StarWars