The first new “Star Wars” in 10 years, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” launched a franchise reboot in 2015, which will consist of six films total through 2020.
While “The Force Awakens” racked up more than a billion dollars at the box office, “Rogue One” is not a for-sure bet. The director is different and the cast is different as well. We are not sure why Disney has not stuck to the formula that worked. As “The Force Awakens” came out, there was quite a bit of criticism online regarding the authenticity of the film and the fact that it didn’t stick to some core Star Wars elements. Perhaps this played a role in Disney sacking JJ from the Rogue One installment.
“The Force Awakens” takes place 30 years after the events of 1983′s “Return of the Jedi.” The First Order has risen from the fallen Empire and the Resistance is fighting back. Featuring a group of characters from the original trilogy alongside a new team of young Rebels, “The Force Awakens” is the first in a trilogy.
In addition to that series, three stand-alone spin-off films make up the Anthology series. “Rogue One,” the first, will hit theaters December 16, 2016, and has a new trailer. A Han Solo origin film and Boba Fett film will round out the series for now.