Gareth Edwards Star Wars Standalone Movie Is Called Rogue One; Episode VIII Gets a Date


So, given what we know about the Star Wars universe, best guess is that Rogue One, which will indeed star Felicity Jones, is about a Rebel pilot – though Rogue Squadron is presumably out the window with the rest of the Expanded Universe, so it could be something totally different.

We knew Rian Johnson was directing Episode VIII, but now we have confirmation that he’s writing it, too – and it will come out on the traditional Star Wars date of May 26, 2017.

These details were revealed at a shareholders’ meeting this morning. That’s all we have for now.