Felicity Jones’s character Jyn Erso takes centre stage in the new poster
The theatrical poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been released tonight (October 12) before the film’s next trailer drops.
The poster clearly presents Felicity Jones, who plays a mercenary called Jyn Erso, as the film’s lead. The Oscar-nominated Theory Of Everything actress recently discussed her kung fu training for her uncommonly physical role in the film.
The next trailer will drop “tomorrow morning”, the Star Wars team wrote in a caption on Instagram, presumably referring to tomorrow morning in the US, meaning it will arrive early-to-mid afternoon UK time.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story also stars Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. It has recently been revealed that the film will end 10 minutes before the original 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope begins.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s “Anthology Series” of spin-off films that will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018. It was announced in July that rising star Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as a younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. A third Anthology Series film will follow in 2020, Disney confirmed earlier this week.
In May, it was reported that Disney had ordered weeks of costly reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood” as right now Rogue One has the “feel of a war movie”.