The good folks over at Disney released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story today. I wasn’t sure what to think about them rewinding the clock to show us how the plans to the original Death Star were acquired, but I’ll be darned, this thing looks pretty great!
Have a look at the teaser trailer below –
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes us back to the days before Episode IV – A New Hope when the Rebellion chose a group to infiltrate an Empire base to steal the plans for the Death Star. We already know the ending to this from the original films, as the Rebels were able to locate the right place for Luke to hit the Death Star to blow it to smithereens. Even knowing that it should still be quite fun watching how it all went down!
The movie stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, and Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, and always-awesome Mads Mikkelsen – all in unspecified roles so far. And, check out Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma! This standalone movie was written by Chris Weitz and directed by Gareth Edwards, who directed Godzilla (2014) and Monsters.
Now that Disney has the rights to the SW franchise, it looks like they’ll be pumping out some fun films from that universe for several years to come. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters on December 16 of this year.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story © Walt Disney Studios
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