In London, England, right now is the Europe Star Wars Celebration. This event allows fans to see behind the scenes photos, props and access to cast members. Famed Instagram photographer @VisionElie was there to capture the event.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the next movie in the Star Wars universe. Rogue One takes place prior to New Hope but following the Galactic Empire building its foundations. The film follows a group of rebels as they try to steal the plans to the Death Star.
The film focuses on Jyn Erso played by Felicity Jones. Erso is eager to put her checkered past behind her and put her talents to good use. She is used to working alone but must now work with the other rebels to defeat the empire.
Captain Cassian Andor played by Diego Luna has the experience to make the mission a success. Andor is an accomplished Alliance Officer with field experience. He commands the respect of his fellow rebels by keeping cool under pressure and completing missions with minimal resources. He is sure to be a powerful ally to the rebels.
Donnie Yen’s character of Chirrut Imwe is the hand-to-hand combat specialist the team needs. Imwe is deeply spiritual and believes all things are connected through the Force. After years of intense training he has become a skilled warrior. Although blind and lacking Force abilities Imwe can be trouble for any foe.
A skilled former Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook played by Riz Ahmed could be the wild card the rebels need. The one thing that is holding Rook back from reaching his full potential is his anxiety. He has to gather the courage to fight the empire and I know just the ragtag group that can help him do it.
Wen Jiang’s Baze Malbus has been hardened by the harsh reality that is living on his Imperial-occupied homeworld. He is a crack shot with his rifle and his bravado is in stark contrast to that of his best friend, Imwe. Malbus appears to be the gruff cigar chomping soldier that every group of rebels need.
Representing the bad guys is Director Orson Krennic played by Ben Mendelsohn. He is as brilliant as he is cruel. Krennic has made it his life’s mission to complete the Death Star for the Emperor and has staked his reputation on it.
K-2SO is voiced by Alan Tudyk and is the droid of the group. K-2SO is an Imperial Enforcer Droid who defected to the rebels. He wants to restore democracy and the republic. This droid is willing to risk his metal behind to steal the Death Star plans and my hat’s off to him for doing it.
If you are reading this then you blew it and missed the celebration but I have good news. On April 13-16, 2017, in Orlando the Star Wars Celebration starts anew. After you’ve read a couple more articles on this website go to http://www.starwarscelebration.com/ to buy those tickets before you are left in the dust again.