Grab your lightsaber, because it’s time to travel to a galaxy far, far away...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story available in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12. Also available in HD
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a small gang of space heroes risked everything to prevent a planet-pulverising superweapon from bringing about the rise of intergalactic tyranny.
If that sounds like a pretty sweet premise for a movie, that’s because it is – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the latest chronicle in the iconic space saga.
Unlike 2015’s The Force Awakens, Rogue One isn’t a sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy that first introduced the world to Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Instead, this new addition to the seriestakes place immediately before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977); it follows a group of rebels who refuse to let Darth Vader and his evil empire take over the galaxy using their moon-sized fortress, the Death Star.
Here's the trailer to geek out on...
To stop this devastating weapon from bringing about an interstellar apocalypse, young renegade Jyn Erso (The Theory Of Everything’s Felicity Jones) teams up with a ragtag group of likeminded revolutionaries, including Cassian Andor (Elysium’s Diego Luna), Saw Gerrera (Arrival’s Forest Whitaker) and Chirrut Îmwe (martial arts legend Donnie Yen). Together, these unlikely heroes attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star, gambling with their lives in order to save the universe.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen the other Star Wars films, although there are certainly nods to George Lucas’ earlier work. Alongside iconic villain Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), fans will appreciate the abundance of familiar Star Wars tropes in Rogue One, from X-wings to lightsabers and even a sassy-mouthed droid.
Who’s who in Rogue One?
Meet the high-flying cast featured in this space adventure by clicking/hovering over their faces on the image below...
Find Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12. Also available in HD
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