The 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Cast Spills New Details About Their Characters

The 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Cast Spills New Details About Their Characters

"Extra" was in London this weekend for Star Wars Celebration Europe, where director Gareth Edwards and the cast of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" gathered for a panel, released new footage and talked to us about the much-anticipated film.

As fans know, "Rogue One" takes place just before "New Hope" and follows a band of rebels as they attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star. Check out the new footage below, which includes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, as well as glimpses of several new creatures from the "Star Wars" universe. What’s missing is the exclusive clip just for convention-goers, which included Darth Vader’s silhouette!

We caught up with the director and cast after the panel, and got the scoop on Darth Vader, Jyn Erso, and more. Donnie Yen even revealed that his character Chirrut Imwe comes from the planet Jeddah… where the resources are found to make light sabers!

Watch our interviews below!

Gareth Edwards on Darth Vader’s role in the film:

Felicity Jones on playing Jyn Erso, a criminal enlisted to help the Rebel Alliance:

Donnie Yen on his Jedi-like character Chirrut Imwe:

Ben Mendelsohn on big baddie Director Orson Krennic, and his relationship with Darth Vader:

Forest Whitaker on the differences between Saw Gerrera in the TV show “Clone Wars” vs. the new movie:

Alan Tudyk on K-2SO, a former Imperial Droid who was wiped clean:

Diego Luna on his by-the-book character Captain Cassian Andor:

Riz Ahmed on pilot Bodhi Rook, who works for the Empire:

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" opens in theaters December 16, 2016.