Do you guys and gals even understand what Donnie Yen is going to bring to the Star Wars universe? For those who don’t know, Yen is the star of the IP Man series and also has a pivotal role in the forthcoming solo Star Wars story, Rogue One. To put it in perspective, the man helped train Bruce Lee. Yes, Rogue One is going to be Star Wars in a way we have never seen it before, and that has me, a HUGE fan of the Star Wars universe, chomping at the bit.
Though story info has been scarce (flashback to original timeline, rebels break into Death Star to steal plans so they can destroy it) but there are a few key elements separating this from other Star Wars movies. One, the main focus will not be on Jedi, but rather, the rebels without the extraordinary powers. There is also some heavy rumors floating around that Darth Vader will make an appearance in the film (though don’t expect many scenes with him).
So this celebration reel for Rogue One came out this week and shows us some new scenes, new characters, and some more insight into behind the scenes of making this space epic. Rogue One promises to be something different for fans of this world, and if this celebration reel is any hint, many of us Jedi will be celebrating by the time Rogue One hits theaters at the end of the year.