Per Variety, the director of Star Wars: Rogue One, Gareth Edwards, has announced some casting for the film that’s set to debut on December 16th, 2016. We already knew Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed were going to be in lead roles, but we’ve now learned that Diego Luna (Y tu mamá también) will play the role of a rebel fighter in the film. Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises; Bloodline) will play the main villain.
So far, Edwards has mentioned that the plot will involve the acquisition of the Death Star plans by the Rebellion. The film will take place between Episodes III and IV, but will be closer to the latter.
The struggle between good and evil will be quite interesting if Edwards can pull off the delicate balancing act of re-bridging the prequels to the main trilogy.
To get caught up, here’s AMC’s Movie Talk on what Rogue One means: