Make no mistake though, despite the varied acclaim of Star Wars films, Rogue One is under huge pressure to perform. As the first of potentially infinite spin-offs, the success or failure of this film could change the course of the franchise going forward. Will we learn more about that long time ago in a galaxy far, far away or will we just keep following the Skywalker lineage for the rest of time?
Rogue One is set after the events of Revenge of the Sith and immediately prior to the original Star Wars trilogy. The Empire rules over the galaxy with an iron fist and the rebels are fractured and faltering. When rumours that a super-weapon is under construction that could destroy entire planets, it will take drastic measures for the Rebel Alliance to get the upper hand.
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), daughter of the weapon’s creator, joins a rag-tag team of rebels led by Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) on an impossible mission to steal the Death Star plans. With the fate of the galaxy resting on their shoulders, the price for peace has never been higher.