By Cody Werner
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
A lot of people are waiting in anticipation for the next movie of the Star Wars saga: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, and many more. The expected release date is December 16th, 2016.
Money is not an issue for the Star Wars franchise. For over 30 years, people have been watching, buying, and re-creating these American classics. Let’s hope they can keep it going with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Over the years, the Star Wars franchise have made billions of dollars in revenue. $30 billion, to be exact.
Star Wars : Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi: $475,106,177.
Star Wars : Episode 7 – The Force Awakens: $1,939,989,346.
Star Wars : The Clone Wars: $68,282,844.
The total box office revenue is approximately $6,249,000,000.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a stand alone film that takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest movie released in 2015, the audience knows this much from the ending: First, the Death Star has been destroyed by the Resistance (a group of good guys). Next is that Han Solo was killed by his son, Kylo Ren. Rey was gifted with the Force. Then, Kylo Ren was learning more about the Dark side. Finn (the ex-clone turned rebel), was injured severely in a one on one styled duel with Kylo Ren. Finally, Luke Skywalker was found at last.
Now, the biggest questions remain: What is the First Order (the bad guys) planning to do next? How will they do it? Why was finding Luke Skywalker such a big deal? Will it help the Resistance? But ultimately, which side will win?
Pre-order your tickets now before it is too late. This movie will definitely be a jaw-dropper.