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'Star Wars' stand-alone film gets official title, date and star

Title sheds light on the film's potential plot
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Mar 13, 2015 3:43 am

Last month we reported news that the first of the three stand-alone 'Star Wars' films was nearing production and now Lucasfilm has made it official by giving the film a title that sheds light on the story, as well as a release date.




'Rogue One' will be helmed by 'Godzilla' director Gareth Edwards and will be released on December 16, 2016 - just one year from this year's 'The Force Awakens' and will star Felicity Jones in an as-yet unnamed role. Lucasfilm have been keen to point out that the story was cracked by John Knoll, who not only serves as CEO of visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic with a long standing association with the franchise, but also served as one of the original key developers of Adobe PhotoShop.


The title gives a clue as to the potential storyline, with 'Rogue One' (or 'Rogue Leader') being the call sign given to the leader of the Rebel Alliance/New Republic/Galactic Alliance fighter group, Rogue Squadron and which harken back to the original trilogy of 'Star Wars' films.

NEWS SOURCES:Starwars.com

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