One of the biggest wonders about the galaxy of Star Wars is how it’s actually made. Through the years, we’ve seen wondrous universes, ideas, planets, and so much more come to life in cinema, but a lot of that wouldn’t have been possible without what George Lucas believed in so many years ago. There’s a reason every single film opens with “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far.” It’s one of the most creative and spectacular ideas to ever hit the screen because of its endless possibilities.
Through seven films thus far, we’ve been given a new world or set of species in each film, expanding the universe of Star Wars more and more. But each of the seven films have been a continuous story, and although we do get to see new things time and time again, they all operate within the same realm. That all changes this weekend with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yes, it does play within the same story, because which story doesn’t? But for the first time, we get to see a Star Wars spinoff, which doesn’t have to play by the saga rules. Sure, we’ll see some faces we are familiar with, but for the first time in history we’ll venture into a story that will play outside the boundaries of the Skywalker story.
Over the past few weeks, as part of the films marketing, a number of featurettes have been released giving us fans a different look at Gareth Edwards’ film. The behind-the-scenes look focus on a number of different things, from characters like Jyn Erso and Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO to the arsenal of new creatures featured in the film. Take a look at the batch of bts videos below, giving some really strong looks at the first ever Star Wars spinoff. Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens this weekend on December 16th, 2016.