News - August 17, 2015

Full cast for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One unveiled
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Full cast for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One unveiled

The full cast for the first Star Wars stand-alone movie Rogue One has been unveiled. 

Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen, Dragon's Donnie Yen, The Sun Also Rises' Jiang Wen, Firefly's Alan Tudyk and Exodus: Gods And Kings' Ben Mendelsohn joined the previously announced Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed in the movie, which is being directed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards and is currently shooting in London, with a release date of December 16th in 2016. 

You can see the first official still from the movie at the top of the page. 

LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said of the casting announcement: "Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe."

She continues: "It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for Rogue One.” 

hmv will be stocking a series of limited edition Blu-ray Steelbooks of the first six Star Wars movies. 

For the first time ever each of the six movies will be released individually as separate stunning Blu-ray Steelbooks, all of which will be released on November 9th this year. You can get more details and purchase each of the Steelbooks here. 

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