8:33am PT by Graeme McMillan
New 'Rogue One' Footage, Poster Released During 'Star Wars Celebration Europe'
Turns out, it's not that easy to steal plans for a top-secret weapon from under the noses of an intergalactic fascist organization, as new footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story makes clear.
The behind-the-scenes look at Gareth Edwards' heist in a galaxy far, far away was released to coincide with this weekend's Star Wars Celebration Europe convention, taking place in London. Edwards and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy appeared onstage together during the event's first day to discuss the movie alongside its cast, including Felicity Jones and Diego Luna.
The movie centers on Jyn Erso (Jones), a fighter brought into the Rebellion to assist on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star ahead of the events of George Lucas' 1977 sci-fi classic. Events are complicated by the fact that one of the scientists working on the project is her father, played by Mads Mikkelsen.
Rogue One has been rumored to be a troubled project, with extensive reshoots in May ordered to bring the movie closer in tone to the original Star Wars movie. Last month, in what might have been a move to counter bad buzz regarding the reshoots, it was confirmed that Darth Vader will appear in the movie.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released Dec. 16. Star Wars Celebration Europe continues through July 17, and is being livestreamed via StarWars.com.
Also released during the panel, and shared on Twitter immediately afterwards, was the new poster for the movie:
Stay tuned to Heat Vision for full coverage of Star Wars Celebration Europe.