A new trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now online. The film follows a small group of rebels as they attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Despite all the talk of production problems on the film, you wouldn’t know it from this trailer. Rogue One looks like a bold, exciting step into the future of the Star Wars franchise. Visually, it looks completely different than anything we’ve seen before, and it looks like Edwards has succeeded in giving his picture a “war movie” aesthetic. Moreover, this trailer does a terrific job of focusing on the cast, and I have no trouble buying Felicity Jones as a bonafide badass capable of leading a rebellion force against the Empire. This trailer is so good you don’t even need the little Darth Vader capper at the end, although it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Also starring Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Genevieve O’Reilly and the voice of James Earl Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16th.
Check out the new trailer below:
For more of our coverage on Rogue One, be sure to take a look at some of our recent write-ups at the following links:
- ‘Rogue One’: Riz Ahmed Sheds Some Light on His Rebellious Character, Bodhi Rook
- ‘Rogue One’: 13 Hi-Res Images Reveal the Best Looks at Gareth Edwards’ Epic Yet
- ‘Rogue One’: Gareth Edwards Offers New Details on “Jedi Holy Land” Planet Jedha
- ‘Rogue One’: Jimmy Smits Confirms Cameo Role as Bail Organa
- ‘Rogue One’: Tony Gilroy “Supervising” Edits with Gareth Edwards’ “Input”
Here’s the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
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, with 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.