On the final day of the epic Star Wars Celebration Event in Anaheim, California Gareth Edwards, Kathleen Kennedy and other representatives of Lucas film together announced the official plot synopsis of the highly enigmatic Star Wars spin off Rogue One.
“A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in the Star Wars Anthology film Rogue One.”
When discussing the film Gareth Edwards stressed that “The film will take place between episode III and IV and will have no clear cut villains or heroes.” describe it as “Very much a war film, it’s called Star WARS.”
As far as the tone and the overall feel, “It’s about the fact that god’s not coming to save us, and we’re on our own,” said Edwards. “The absence of the Jedi is omnipresent in the film. It hangs over the whole movie.”
A brief teaser that was put together by ILM just mere days before the panel apparently was shown in front of the roaring crowd. The teaser showcased a mysterious jungle like planet with voice over from Alec Guinness’s Obi Wan Kenobi “The Jedi Knights were guardians of peace and justice before the dark times, before the empire.” We then see a tie fighter flying over head and towards the early construction of the death star. Then it cuts to black followed by frantic dialogue from a com link over the black screen and then finally the logo appears.