In the newest outing, a maverick band of rebel fighters embark on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star before the Emperor can crush the rebellion – the very same plans Princess Leia would end up hiding in R2-D2 at the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Meet the cast who’ll be bringing that story to life in Rogue One:
1. Donnie Yen plays Chirrut mwe, a believer of the Force and the Jedi way.
2. Alan Tudyk plays K-2SO, a security droid created for the Galactic Empire.
3. Diego Luna plays intelligence officer Capt. Cassian Andor – a true rebel.
4. Forest Whitaker plays Saw Gerrera, a soldier devoted to protecting Chirrut.
5. Jiang Wen plays Baze Malbus, a soldier devoted to protecting Chirrut.
6. Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, the film’s badass heroine.
7. Mads Mikkelsen plays Galen Erso, father of Jyn and a defiant scientist.
8. Riz Ahmed plays Bodhi Rook, the rebel squad’s lead pilot.
9. Ben Mendelsohn plays Orson Krennic, a Military Imperial Director.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, hits theaters Dec. 16.