The film opens on December 16, leaving at least another year before the next canon follow-up, Star Wars VIII opens theatrically and testing the economic might of the movie going public. We’ll see how this one does though, as good as it looks so far with respect to its place in the saga and overall vision in general; The attention to detail with specific characters, costumes, lensing, set pieces and performances really lend a richness in the tone thusfar, so my own expectations are pretty positive here.
Star Wars fandom continues to take full effect even after the events in Anaheim, especially while there’s plenty of time between now and this December’s eventful release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That film is expected to begin a new canon beyond the previous six films with several memorable character to join the fresh faces of the galaxy, but equally as important, other faces will be attached to this new universe as well.
Specifically speaking, it will be Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards‘s film, Star Wars: Rebel One that will first bridge the gap between episodes three and four as the first of several anthology films to come, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta with a script by Chris Weitz. Actress Felicity Jones and actor Ben Mendelsohn are set to star in the film which will forsee a tales of resistance fighters plot a mission to steal the Death Star. The Wrap is reporting that Snow White And The Huntsman co-star actor Sam Clafin is eyed to star while Nightcrawler co-star, actor Riz Ahmed is currently in talks for a role while details for either have been made public on which characters they will play.
Star Wars: Rebel One is expected to arrive on December 16 next year, nearly a year after Star Wars: The Force Awakens and less than a year before Star Wars: Episode VIII in May of 2017. Stay tuned for more info.