RELATED: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' director talks about making the movie
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" isn't about the Skywalker saga that's at the center of the seven films released before it.
Instead, this film takes place between episodes III and IV of the main series, featuring a new cast of characters who band together to steal the plans for the Death Star -- the evil Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.
RELATED: Watch the final trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Before its release, ABC7 got to sit down with the director and the cast to talk about the Force and the making of Star Wars magic.
Click the videos below to watch extended interviews with the cast and director of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
Director Gareth Edwards shares his profound connection to "Star Wars"
Diego Luna on his relationship to Darth Vader as a fan and actor
Mads Mikkelsen and Paul Kasey on their characters' clash
Donnie Yen on the challenges of playing Chirrut Imwe
Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed discuss the joy of working on "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
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