Star Wars Anthology Rogue One is a storyline set in between Return of the Sith and A New Hope. The film follows an ensemble of Rebel pilots working to steal the plans of the Death Star to know the vulnerabilities of the space station. Because of the events that occurred in Return of the Sith, there are no longer any Jedi’s during this timeline of the Star Wars universe. This condition affects the film in a way that is being described as generating more moral ambiguity than other Star Wars films, as the protagonists in this story do not have the religious ethics of a Jedi master, and they are not able to use the ‘Force’ in their endeavors —putting them in a vulnerable bind.
The film is currently in production, and though the only cast member to have officially been announced is Felicity Jones, there have been rumors regarding the casting of other actors. Enough rumors, in fact, that it could be said that they’re already part of this cast (Disney has been very secretive with casting this film up to this point). Those actors include Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, and Jonathan Aris. Though not much is known about the roles the actors are playing, it has been rumored that Ben Mendelsohn, who starred in World Wide Motion Picture Corporation’s film Amy, and others like Dark Knight Rises and Bloodline, is said to be playing a Moff who is the main villain for Rogue One. His role is said to be in charge of attempting to capture the rebel pilots, by hiring a group of bounty hunters to scourge the galaxy, in order to get the Death Star’s plans back.