With just 11 days left until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, LucasFilm has released a new preview showcasing some of the fanscinating creatures that will pop up in this Star Wars spin-off. While we don't get too much insight about how these creatures fit into the story, director Gareth Edwards teases how his love for monkeys lead to the creation of one "space monkey," who is seen firing a large gun out of a ship. We also have a new TV spot for Rogue One with even more new footage.
This preview from LucasFilm also features creature effects superviser Neal Scanlan, who won a visual effects Oscar 20 years ago for his work on the tineless classic Babe. The creature effects superviser revealed that he, like many fans, grew up with Star Wars, and he never dreamed that he'd be able to actually work on a Star Wars movie one day. We also hear from Alan Tudyk, who portrays the new droid K-2S0 in the spin-off, who adds how impressed he was with all of the creatures on the film.
This video also features Felicity Jones on the set, marveling at these creatures, who serve as a daily reminder of the world they inhabit on the set every day. We also see footage of Gareth Edwards providing direction to the actors in costume as these creatures. The video ends with Gareth Edwards shaking the hand of an actor who is playing an unidentified Mon Calimari character. It reamins to be seen if this character has any relation to the most famous Mon Calimari, Admiral Ackbar.
If that wasn't enough, we also have a new TV spot featuring Felicity Jones' character Jyn Erso leading her Rebel troops into battle in this all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Felicity Jones leads a cast that also includes Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso, Alan Tudyk as K-2S0, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus and Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera. Gareth Edwards directs from a screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, based on a story created by Gary Whitta and John Knoll. Box office analysts have predicted that Rogue One could earn upwards of $130 million when it opens in theaters on December 16. While we continue the countdown towards this highly-anticipated release take a look at the new preview and TV spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.