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D23 2015: Star Wars Rogue One Cast and Crew Announced


So, if you hadn’t been paying attention Lucasfilm and Disney have scheduled one new Star Wars film for every year till 2020. That’s a hell of a lot of Star Wars!

Anyway, at D23 this weekend it was revealed that the first Star Wars Anthology film, Star Wars: Rogue One, had begun principle photography. Along with this the entire main cast was confirmed and major crew members were also named. The cast is certainly star-studded! Check it listed below:

  • Felicity Jones – Nominated for an Academy Award in 2015 for The Theory of Everything (The Theory of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Diego Luna – (Elysium, Milk)
  • Ben Mendelsohn – Emmy nominated in 2015 for Bloodlines (Bloodlines, The Dark Knight Rises, Slow West)
  • Donnie Yen – Chinese action star and multiple award winner (Blade II, Shanghai Knights)
  • Alan Tudyk – ‘That spaceship pilot’ (Firefly, Con Man, Wreck It Ralph, 42)
  • Jiang Wen – (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep)
  • Forest Whitaker – Won Academy Award for The Last King of Scotland (The Last King of ScotlandThe Butler, Southpaw)
  • Riz Ahmed – Nominated for multiple award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Nightcrawler
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Won Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor in The Hunt (Hannibal, Casino RoyaleThe Hunt)

Major crew members were also announced at the conference:

  • Gareth Edwards is directing (Godzilla, Monsters)
  • Kathleen Kennedy producing (Current head of Lucasfilm, Lincoln, The Jurassic Park franchise)
  • John Knoll who had the original idea for the movie, and has worked extensively with Star Wars films before, will be on board for the visual effects ( Star Trek, Star Wars, Pacific Rim, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Rob Inch will be chief stunt co-ordinator (World War ZMarvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger)

The film tells the story of the resistance fighters who stole the plans of the Death Star prior to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The upcoming Episode VII, directed y J.J. Abrams, is projected by analysts to be the biggest release in box office history. For more movie, TV and gaming news stick here on TiCGN, and may the force be with you!

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