Rogue One is starting production now and the picture above is the first official image. The movie is being directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and is scheduled for release in 2016.
The story of Rogue One takes place between episodes III and IX and deals with the rebels stealing the plans for the Death Star. Rouge One is the first movie in was had been titled Star Wars Anthology films. These movies take place in the Star Wars universe but does not include a Skywalker as a central figure so it is separate from the "Episodes" films.
Full release schedule below.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens –Directed by J.J. Abrams - December 18, 2015
- Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One –Directed by Gareth Edwards - December 16, 2016
- Star Wars: Episode VIII – Directed by Rian Johnson - May 26, 2017
- Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film – Directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord - May 25, 2018
- Star Wars: Episode IX -Directed by Colin Trevorrow - 2019