If you remember when Entertainment Weekly covered Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, then you’ll remember how much news and photos came out of that coverage for the film. Entertainment Weekly just announced that their coverage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will begin today! They have revealed some information on what they will be posting about in the coming days, as well as a sneak peak of their Friday cover:
Check out some of the information that they will be releasing:
•New information about Jyn Erso (The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones), the outlaw who has clashed with both the Rebellion and the Empire, and now has a chance to clear her ledger of past wrongs by leading a mission for the good guys. It’s also personal – her father, played by Mads Mikkelsen, is a scientist whose knowledge is sought by both sides.
•Full details of the squad of characters uniting to take on the Empire, played by the most multicultural cast to appear in a Star Wars film yet: Diego Luna, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Alan Tudyk – as a performance-capture droid. (One of these has been seen before by Star Wars fans.)
•A look at the skullduggery inside the Imperial ranks, as seen through the eyes of a new villain: Ben Mendelsohn’s ambitious officer, who’s eager to earn the favor of the Emperor – and avoid the wrath of his black-masked enforcer.
•Candid revelations from the filmmakers about what the current reshoots are adding to the story as the film nears its December release.
•Finally, confirmation of what fans have hoped ever since the project was announced: Vader is back. We have a run-down of the Sith lord’s first day on set, and what his return means for the larger Star Wars storytelling universe.
Here’s a featurette from Good Morning America today!
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 22, 2016
They confirmed a lot of what we have been saying the past couple of months including who Jyn’s father is, some of the Rebels, and of course the biggest revalation, Darth Vader! Stay tuned later today for more Rogue One: A Star Wars Story news!