by: S. Scott Stanikmas
The world went a little nuts when director Gareth Edwards took the stage at Star Wars Celebration this past weekend to talk about the upcoming film Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. Along with plot points, Edwards confirmed Felicity Jones as the only cast member. But things are changing.
It’s being rumored that Riz Ahmed, who was amazing alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, is in the cast of the first Star Wars Anthology film.
The Wrap is also reporting that Sam Claflin (from the last two Hunger Games flicks, Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part One) is a “frontrunner for one of the ensemble roles.” The website is also reporting that the rumored casting of Ben Mendelsohn is in the bag and a sure thing.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will be a different film from all the other ones we’ve seen in a galaxy far, far away. Edwards has said that his film, which centers around the mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, will be more of a war movie than a sci-fi flick. It won’t focus on Jedi knights and lightsabers, instead it will tell the story of “a group of individuals who don’t have magical powers that have to somehow bring hope to the galaxy.”
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set to storm theaters December 16, 2016.