Star Wars Rogue One begins production

So apparently somewhere in England right now Felicity Jones is dressing up in Star Wars Rebel outfits and is fighting Imperial troops.

Because Star Wars Rogue One has started production.

And here’s the proof:


Which is all very odd for me. I’ve liked Felicity Jones for ages. I remember her being all adorable in ITV’s Northanger Abbey back in 2007.

And now she’s leading a team of Rebels to steal the Death Star plans. Because that’s what Rogue One is about. It’s a “proper” prequel to the original Star Wars, by which I mean is not a load of twaddle about trade treaties and comedy Gungans.

No, it’s a prequel as in what happened off screen just before the first Star Wars movie. A team of Rebels stealing the Death Star Plans! Lead by Felicity Jones! And apparently is more of a gritty war movie set in the Star Wars universe.

And go back and look at that photo again. Doesn’t it look like they are in the Rebel Base on Yavin IV?

You know, I might be more excited about Rogue One than I am about The Force Awakens.

Anyway, here’s the official Disney/Lucasfilm press guff saying who else is in it:

Rogue One is scheduled for release on 16 December 2016. Which seems ages away, but it will come around soon enough.