First Star Wars Spinoff Movie Announced

March 12th, 2015 | by

The first Star Wars spinoff movie to be separate from the three movies that will continue the popular film franchise has been announced by Disney. The film will be called Rogue One and it will premiere on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One will star Felicity Jones, an actress who recently received an Oscar nomination for her work in the Theory of Everything. Gareth Edwards, the director of the recent films Godzilla and Monsters, will direct.

It is uncertain as to what the film is about but shooting will start this summer in London. Rogue One was a call sign used by Rebel Alliance pilots in the original Star Wars films.

Source: io9