December 16, 2016
Rogue One is an upcoming Star Wars stand-alone film. It is the first of a series of planned stand-alone adventures. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards and will star Felicity Jones in an undisclosed role. Gary Whitta wrote the first draft of the script, with Chris Weitz taking over screenwriting duties in 2015. The film will be released on December 16, 2016. It is rumored that James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Darth Vader, for the first time since 2005's Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.