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.
We are only a couple of months away from getting to see the very first Star Wars spin-off movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney just ensured that we will be very impatiently waiting for the movie to arrive in theaters, because they have just released the final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rebels, Death Troopers and Darth Vader, oh my!
Director Gareth Edwards made an appearance on the Star Wars Show to announce that the trailer would be debuting today, which was also confirmed by the Star WarsTwitter account shortly after. In addition to announcing the trailer, the director also revealed a brand new poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which could easily be the best poster for the movie we've seen. Much like the latest Star Wars trailer, it teases Jyn Erso and her band of Rebels, the Death Star and Darth Vader.
Anticipation has been at a feverish level for the movie ever since the second trailer landed a couple of months ago. In addition to giving us a much better look at the new characters and the plot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it also gave us our very first look at Darth Vader, even if it was just a tease. Now with this final trailer we have even more action, espionage and good vs evil to get us pumped for the latest live-action Star Wars movie from Disney and Lucasfilm. Many fans were very happy to see the franchise return with Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, but this is a very different situation. This is the first ever non-episodic Star Wars movie ever released and it will be adding tons of new characters and more to the Star Wars universe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a prequel movie that takes place in the time between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. It finally tells the story of how the Rebels got their hands on the plans for the Empire's planet destroying weapon, the Death Star. The band of Rebels tasked with stealing the plans is being led by Jyn Erso, who has been described as a "Joan of Arc" character by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. She is accompanied by a group of rag-tag Rebels who are trying to secure the plans so that the Rebel Alliance can destroy the Empire's new, deadly weapon. Prequel isn't really a word that most Star Wars fans like to hear, but this movie looks to help change chat.
The cast for the movie includes Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang and Forest Whitaker, who is playing Saw Gerrera from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The movie is directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards. The script was written by Chris Weitz, with the story by Gary Whitta and John Knoll. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16. Be sure to check out the new trailer and poster for yourself below.