It may be a little strange for Disney to go in a different chronological direction after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but none of it will matter if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is as great as it looks. While we know the names and some small details about the new heroes and bad guys that will be in the film, a preview at Edelweiss catalog reveals much more, including images of some of the ships, droids, and those cool black Stormtroopers, which we now know are called Death Troopers. .
Here is a rundown of some of the characters we'll be seeing, along with a brief description:
Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso , a highly skilled soldier and warrior.
Diego Luna plays Captain Cassian Andor , an officer in the Rebel Alliance.
Jiang Wen plays Baze , a freelance assassin.
Riz Ahmed plays Bodhi, a rebel soldier.
Pao , an alien who is described as a “fierce warrior”.
Donnie Yen plays Chirrut, who is described as “a spiritual warrior.”
Bistan, who is also described as “fierce warrior”.
There's also Alan Tudyk as the CGI droid K-250, an Imperial Enforcer droid who ends up fighting on the rebel side.
As for Ben Mendelsohn's villain, Director Krennic, he's described as “The military director of the Empire, to defend the Galactic Empire against the Rebels mission to steal the Death Star plans.”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and opens December 16th.