Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (or simply Rogue One) is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. Lucasfilm produced it, while Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released it. It is the first entry in the Star Wars anthology series and serves as a direct prequel to Star Wars (1977).
Direct by: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker
Set a week before Star Wars, the plot follows a group of rebels who get together to steal the schematics for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire’s greatest weapon. It describes the Rebel Alliance’s first effective triumph over the Empire, which was initially mentioned in Star Wars’ opening crawl.