Rogue One Takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It features An Imperial technician named Galen Erso who works for the evil Empire But defects and goes AWOL with his family Jyn and Lyra to the the remote planet Lahmu. Sadly though the Empire eventually catches up with him and take him prisoner and send his daughter Jyn to Wobani Labour Camp. However She is rescued by Guerrilla leader and Rebel extremist named Saw Gerrera who teaches her to become a fighter with his militia as well as a smuggler and criminal.
However Jyn is abandoned by Gerrera. Then she encounters a Rebel named Ruescott Melshi and taken to the rebel base where she meets Mon Mothma and Cassian Andor. Elsewhere an Imperial Pilot Defector named Bodhi Rook is being held by Saw Gerrera at the holy city of Jedha having been sent by Galen Erso to warn the rebels that the Empire Is constructing a superweapon of unimagineable power which is capable of destroying whole planets and has been given the name Death Star.
So The Rebels send Jyn Erso and rebel pilot Cassian Andor to the troubled city of Jedha where they encounter two Mystic Warriors Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus and also encounter Saw Gerrera And his men who are waging guerrilla warfare against the Empire. Jyn and Cassian are imprisoned in Gerrera’s secret base on Jedha. Eventually the Empire led by Grand Moff Tarkin and Scientist Orson Krennic decide they have have had enough of Saw Gerrera’s guerrilla warfare anddecide to demonstrate the Death Star’s destructive capacity on Jedha. Cassian, Jyn, Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Imwe and Baze only just manage to escape the subsequent carnage.
They are then sent to an Imperial Research Facility on the windswept, inhospitable planet Eadu on a mission to find and extract Galen Erso, however unbeknownst to Jyn, Cassian is a secretly given orders by the rebels to assassinate Galen Erso instead. So they arrive on Eadu, Then the rest of the rebels arrive and it all kicks off. Whilst on Eadu Jyn, Cassian, Bodhi Rook, Chirut Imwe and Baze Malbus discover that the technical blueprints for the Empire’s superweapon are being stored in another Imperial Facility on the planet Scarif. So after reasoning that stealth is required rather than a full scale attack, they set off, unbeknownst to the Rebels, on an unsanctioned and very dangerous mission to Scarif to recover the technical blueprints for the Death Star.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The latest film in the series Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is also set for release in December 2017 starring Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill. The Last Jedi begins immediately after the last scene of The Force Awakens and is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis in returning roles. New cast members include Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran in unconfirmed roles. Fisher died in December 2016, making this one of her final performances. The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the Star Wars saga is also out December 2019, featuring the continuing adventures of Rey, Finn And the rest of the resistance as they battle the evil first Order and get a nasty surprise.