New ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ featurette goes behind-the-scenes

Featurette sees commentary from star Felicity Jones and director Gareth Edwards

A new featurette for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been released, showcasing some behind-the-scenes action for the upcoming movie.

Starring Felicity Jones, the film centres around a group of Rebel fighters tasked with stealing the Empire’s plans for the Death Star. The cast includes Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen.

The featurette gives a glimpse into the making of the film, with shots of stormtroopers, explosions and battle scenes. Warwick Davis also appeared in the featurette – the first confirmation of his inclusion in the film.


Rogue One will mark Davis’ fourth live-action Star Wars movie. He first appeared in Return of the Jedi (1983) as ewok Wicket; he would return as Weazel and Wald in The Phantom Menace (1999); and most recently, Davis played Wollivan in last year’s The Force Awakens.

The featurette includes a final shot of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) saying those all-too-familiar words: “May the force be with us.” Darth Vadar is reportedly making an appearance in the upcoming movie but did not feature in the new video.

Earlier this year (May 31) it was announced that Disney have ordered weeks of costly reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was then revealed that the film will end 10 minutes before Star Wars: A New Hope begins.

You can see the new featurette below:


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