Plot details for Rogue One : A Star Wars Story

Rogue One A Star Wars Story castThe character names and descriptions have been released for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in an article by Entertainment Weekly.

Rogue One will take place before the events in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, following the mission of a team of Rebels to steal the plans for the Empire’s Death Star.

The talented ensemble is led by Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones), the hero of the story, described as a “streetwise delinquent.” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy calls her “a real survivor” who becomes “a kind of Joan of Arc in the story.”

Captain Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) is an intelligence officer “brought in to steady the volatile Erso.”

Chirrut Imwe (played by Donnie Yen) is a blind warrior who may not be a Jedi but is devoted to their ways.

Baze Malbus (played by Jiang Wen) is a friend and protector of Chirrut who isn’t as supportive of the Jedi’s spiritual ways.

Bohdi Rook (played by Riz Ahmed) is the lead pilot of the Rebel Squad who Kennedy describes as “…a little tense, a little volatile, but everybody in the group really relies on his technical skills.”

The droid K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk) is described as the “antithesis of C-3PO”, “Chewbacca’s personality in a droid’s body…He doesn’t fully check himself before he says and does things. He just speaks the truth.”

Galen Erso (played by Mads Mikkelsen) is Jyn’s estranged father, a scientist who possesses a deep knowledge of the universe which will be useful to both the Empire and the Rebels.

Director Orson Krennic (played by Ben Mendelsohn) is the main antagonist of Rogue One, who wants to squash the Rebels and please the Emperor (while avoiding Darth Vader.)

Saw Gerrera Forest Whitaker Rogue OneForest Whitaker’s character was also revealed by IGN. He will be playing Saw Gerrera, a freedom fighter who appeared as a young man in the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. While not really a part of the Rebel squad, he will still be their ally.

Kathleen Kennedy said of this character:

“He’s off on his own…Consider him kind of a battered veteran who leads a band of Rebel extremists. He’s on the fringe of the Rebel Alliance. Even [they] are concerned about him.”

Furthemore, to make Star Wars fans even more excited about Rogue One, IGN has just confirmed that Darth Vader will be making appearance in the film. While we don’t know who will be inside the suit, the black masked enforcer of the Emperor will definitely be around to cause trouble for our heroes.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on December 16, 2016.

Check out the teaser here: