The world was treated to some very exciting new Rebel intel today - courtesy Gareth Edwards and The Star Wars Show. Edwards, director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, made a special appearance on today's The Star Wars Show, revealing the official theatrical poster for the film and announcing that a brand new trailer is coming tomorrow. And like a true Rebel spy, he made a quick exit to continue working on the film in the lead up to its December 16 release. The trailer will first air on tomorrow's episode of Good Morning America before it arrives online.
The poster, which debuted on StarWars.com shortly after it was unveiled on The Star Wars Show, features a massive looming Death Star and the haunting visage of Darth Vader within. They're matched only by Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso and her band of Rebels below, while TIE strikers, TIE fighters, U-wings, and X-wings take flight. The bottom of the poster finds the striking image of stormtroopers in the waters of Scarif, the principal construction facility for the vast Imperial war machine, with AT-ACT walkers following close behind.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an 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.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
It's possible that tomorrow's trailer may be the final trailer for this Star Wars spin-off, which will be the first of three standalone movies that have been confirmed thus far. The second will focus on a young Han Solo, set before A New Hope, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as the beloved smuggler, which is set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018. The third spin-off is believed to center on Boba Fett, which is expected to hit theaters in 2020. Take a look at the new poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, along with this week's episode of The Star Wars Show.