Check out the first photo from Star Wars Rogue One

Plus new casting information for spinoff Star Wars Rogue One

Star Wars Rogue One

Star Wars Rogue One

Out of all the various bits of Star Wars news to come out of D23 this weekend, one of the most exciting is the first official look at Gareth Edwards’ spinoff movie Star Wars: Rogue One.

The photo – depicting part of the main cast, all geared up in rebel attire – shows Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions), Diego Luna (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Milk), Donnie Yen (Iceman, The Monkey King) and Jiang Wen (Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles), with the previously announced Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker both absent.

In addition to this, along with the announcement that principal photography had begun,Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Casino Royale) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dodgeball) have both been added to what is an impressively strong cast.

Star Wars Anthologies: Rogue One will be released in cinemas on 16 December 2016. For more on the biggest movie news, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.