“Rogue One,” that is the title of the first Star Wars spin off,
Based on an idea by Oscar-winning vfx supervisor John Knoll, was written by “Cinderella” scribe Chris Weitz, the film will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) and will star 2014 Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones (Theory of Everything) in the main role.
Also confirmed the already known knowledge that Looper director Rian Johnson is writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII which has a released date of May 26, 2017.
These announcements come from Disney CEO Bob Iger.
After doing some research online, I was able to find that Rogue in the Star Wars universe is associated with the Rogue Squadron who are also known as “The Rogues” are an elite Rebel Alliance star fighter squadron founded by Commander Arhul Narra, Luke Skywalker, and Wedge Antilles.
The idea of a spin off focusing on these guys intrigues the hell outta me and has me eagerly awaiting more plot details, the rumor is that the film will focus on a group of mercenaries being hired to acquire the plans for the Deathstar, if these guys are the said mercenaries or have a hand in this somehow, count me in.