The new Star Wars franchise titled 'Rogue One' is all set to dwell more deeply into their concept of "the Force" in the upcoming film, and director Gareth Edwards revealed that the movie will be based on heavy religious and social themes.
Gareth Edwards will introduce a new planet that will serve as a spiritual beacon for people who still believe in 'the Force' during the time of rebellion.
The events would take place before the original 1977 Star Wars film and would show how an occupied Holy Land would unite all the religious believers against the tyranny of the oppressors, and the struggle to keep one's faith, hope and goodness in a time of dificulty.
Edwards revealed to Entertainment Weekly that, "The Force is basically in Star Wars like a religion, and they're losing their faith in the period that we start the movie. We were trying to find a physical location we could go to that would speak to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing."
Rogue One, was shot at various locations around the world from Mauritius to Iceland and Jordan and finally connected it to Jedha.
Edward says, "It got embodied in this place we called Jedha ... It's a place where people who believe in the Force would go on a pilgrimage. It was essentially taken over by the Empire. It's an occupied territory... for reasons we probably can't reveal."
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is set to be released in December this year.