(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)
With the flood of superhero films that have released and are about to be released, many of us forgot that Disney promised us a new Star Wars film every year through 2020. Keeping good on that promise, we received our first look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Set in the time frame just prior to Episode IV, Rogue One follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a young woman with a knack for getting into trouble as she is enlisted to help steal the plans to the Empire’s new secret weapon. The cast is riddled with talented actors which include Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikklesen, Alan Tudyk, international action star Donnie Yen, and, my favorite casting, Genevieve O’Reily as Mon Mothma. (I offer you this picture as proof!)
As a die hard Star Wars fan, I was in awe of The Force Awakens and the anticipation leading up to it’s release. The idea of a Star Wars film that, as far as we have seen, offers no use of the Force, I am dancing with anticipation for the release of this film. Many people forget that the Star Wars universe is far more populated with rebel scum, bounty hunters, smugglers, Imperial agents, droids, and moisture farmers than those who wield the Force. Either way, join me on December 16th as we return to a familiar galaxy far, far away.