New Poster And Featurette Set The Stage For Rogue One

If you believe all the rumours, getting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the screen has been a bumpy ride. But in spite of all the challenges, nearly everyone involved could take some solace in the fact that their childhood dreams were becoming a reality. Sure, director Gareth Edwards might have been overruled and even replaced during post-production, but having any role in the making of a Star Wars movie seemed completely impossible just a few short years ago. “If I had known since I was four that I was going to be shooting a Star Wars film, I would have planned it all my life,” he says in the new Rogue One featurette. “It’s like the world’s greatest toy set. It’s a bit like being that kid again.”

The main thrust of the new featurette is Rogue One’s story, which Edwards sums up quite succinctly, confirming that the film revolves around the joint efforts of an elaborate ensemble. “Through their journey, we see the formation of the Rebel Alliance and the stealing of the Death Star plans,” he explains. “That text you see at the beginning of A New Hope—that is essentially our movie.”

In other Rogue One news, Edwards recently told Total Film that fans should keep their eyes peeled for a hidden helmet while watching the film. This is a prop that caught George Lucas’ attention while he was touring the film’s design department and, according to Edwards, “Whatever [Lucas] liked was pretty much guaranteed to be in the film.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theatres four weeks from today. For a better sense of what to expect, check out the new featurette (and poster) below.