New ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Tease Released

Actress Felicity Jones

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm will be premiering the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer later this week, but the fifteen second video is now online to whet your appetite. The upcoming full-length Star Wars Story trailer is coming out Thursday during NBC’s extensive coverage of the Summer Olympics.

Check out a tease before the new teaser – the slow Star Wars theme on piano with the Inception-esque low bass brumm brummm is such a powerful combination.

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. The film follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a Rebellion soldier and criminal, who is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothm (Genevieve O’Reilly) sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks. It has recently been revealed that the film will end 10 minutes before the original 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope begins.

Star Wars Spin-Off Film

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on December 16, 2016, and stars The Theory of Everything actress Felicity Jones as the mercenary Jyn Erso, as well as the likes of Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) who plays her father, Galen Erso; Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) as the film’s main antagonist, Director Orson Krennic; Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II) as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe; Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly) as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus; Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as the droid K-2SO; Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions) as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook; Diego Luna (Milk) as Captain Cassian Andor, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as the voice of Darth Vader – the fearsome Dark Lord of the Sith.

In May, it was reported that Disney had ordered weeks of costly reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. According to THR, “the goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood” as right now Rogue One has the “feel of a war movie”. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s “Anthology Series” of spin-off films that will also include the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018. It was confirmed last month (July) that rising star Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as a younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford.