It was a busy few days for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film hits theatres on December 16, but that doesn't mean that there is any shortage of news coming from the studio now. While the reshoots made some fans concerned, others are still hungry for whatever information they can get about the upcoming film.
First, it was announced that the franchise's first stand alone movie has hired a new composer. Initially, the film was going to be scored by Alexandre Desplat. Desplat is an Oscar-award winning composer, having won for The Grand Budapest Hotel. He will be replaced with Michael Giacchino, who scored the Star Trek reboot and a number of Pixar films, one of which won him an Oscar. A studio insider cited reshoots as the cause for the composer change. Desplant was no longer available once the extensive reshoots had been completed.
Giacchino is a good choice for the upcoming film. He is familiar with Disney, having worked on five Pixar films in the past and winning an Oscar for his score for Up. He's also composing the soundtrack for Doctor Strange, hitting theatres in November. Not only is he an incredibly talented composer, he's also a huge Star Wars fan himself, even appearing as a Storm Trooper in The Force Awakens.
Next, the studio released their international posters via Twitter. The first image is from Japan and features Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, against a visually stunning backdrop.
The second poster is from South Korea and features the entire Rogue One crew.
While there still isn't much known about the film's plot, we do know that the story will focus on Erso and her fellow rebels as they attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. The film takes place after Revenge of the Sith but (obviously) prior to A New Hope. Audiences have been told that this film will feature very little of the Force, focusing instead on regular non-Jedi people. Fans can also expect more of a moral grey area, as opposed to the stark and obvious right versus wrong character lines in the other Star Wars films.