Rogue One new trailer: meet the players

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Finally, Disney has released the second trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday. You can check it out below.

Rogue One: A rebellion built on hope

Source: StarWars.Wikia.Com. All animated gifs made by me with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, also known simply as Rogue One, is an upcoming live-action Star Wars film, the first in the Star Wars Anthology Series. The film, set for release on December 16, 2016, is directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, amongst many others. Gary Whitta worked on the first draft of the screenplay throughout 2014, and Chris Weitz took over final screenwriting duties in 2015. The film is based on a story concept from John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer/Senior Visual Effects Supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic. The film’s score is composed by Alexandre Desplat, marking the first live-action film in the official Star Wars canon to not be scored by John Williams.

The film, which began production in August 2015, is set between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It is set closer to the latter film and focuses on the efforts of the Rebel Alliance to steal the plans to the Death Star, an event that was referenced in the opening crawl of A New Hope. Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, and a group of other characters band together to steal the plans from the Galactic Empire.

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Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk. Genevieve O’Reilly reprises her role as Mon Mothma, the leader of the Rebel Alliance; O’Reilly portrayed the character for 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, but her scenes were cut. The film also features the return of Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). Director Edwards has described the film as a grounded, war-based movie, one in which normal people have to come together to fight the Empire as opposed to relying on the Jedi or the Force.

Read more about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Wikipedia.

JYN ERSO (FELICITY JONES)

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Jyn Erso was a human female soldier and former criminal who fought for the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. She was recruited by Mon Mothma, a leader of the Rebel Alliance, to take part in what became the theft of the Death Star plans.

Jyn Erso was born to the scientist Galen Erso and grew up on her own from the age of fifteen years old, developing a reckless and rebellious streak. She had a number of incidents on her record, including the forgery of Imperial documents, possession of stolen property, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest. Almost two decades into the Empire’s reign, Erso was detained by the Rebel Alliance. However, with the Alliance having learned of the construction of the Death Star, an armored battle station capable of destroying entire planets, Erso was given another chance and was recruited by a leader of the Alliance, Mon Mothma, to learn more about the test of the weapon. As a result, Erso became involved in the theft of the Death Star plans that ultimately led to the destruction of the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin.

MON MOTHMA (GENEVIEVE O’REILLY)

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Mon Mothma was a human female politician and revolutionary leader who served in the Galactic Senate and Imperial Senate as the representative of Chandrila, the leader of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and the first chancellor of the New Republic. She came to political prominence during the Separatist Crisis and the Clone Wars as a member of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s Loyalist Committee. Along with such allies as Bail Organa of Alderaan and Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Mothma became an outspoken proponent of pursuing peace between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems.

She also spoke out against the increase in executive wartime power given to Chancellor Palpatine. At the end of the war, as Palpatine continued to amass power and ultimately transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire, Mothma worked with Senator Organa to begin planting the seeds of rebellion against the Imperial regime. Though she remained in the Imperial Senate as a proponent of democracy, these seeds ultimately led to the formation of the Rebel Alliance to militarily combat the might of the Empire.

SAW GERRERA (FOREST WHITAKER)

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Saw Gerrera was a human male resistance fighter who, as a leading member of the Onderon rebels, fought against the Confederacy of Independent Systems on Onderon during the Clone Wars. He and his sister, Steela Gerrera, were instrumental in the rebel liberation of their homeworld during the Battle of Onderon. He later became a key member in the fight against the Galactic Empire and the formation of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. His tactics against the Empire led him to be seen as an extremist, one whose notoriety was recognized by the Empire and, many years later, the New Republic.

CASSIAN ANDOR (DIEGO LUNA)

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Captain Cassian Andor was a human male who served as an intelligence officer in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. Captain Andor was stationed at the Rebel base on Yavin 4 when Jyn Erso was assigned to take part in what became the theft of the Death Star plans by Mon Mothma, a leader of the Rebel Alliance. During the mission, Andor was assigned to keep an eye on Erso due to her reckless and potentially volatile nature.

CHIRRUT ÎMWE (DONNIE YEN)

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Chirrut Îmwe was a blind human male, born on the planet Jedha, and a spiritual warrior-monk who was active during the days of the Galactic Empire. Alongside his friend and protector, Baze Malbus, he and other members of a rogue group of Rebels fought in an effort to steal the plans of the first Death Star.

BAZE MALBUS (JIANG WEN)

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Baze Malbus was a freelance assassin who was active during the days of the Galactic Empire. He was a devoted protector of his friend and partner Chirrut Îmwe, and fought alongside him and other members of a rogue group of Rebels during a mission to steal the plans of the first Death Star.

BODHI ROOK (RIZ AHMED)

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Bodhi Rook was a human male who served as a pilot in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. He fought alongside a group of rebels during a mission to steal the plans to the first Death Star.

K-2SO (VOICED BY ALAN TUDYK)

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Sometimes spelled Kaytoo Esso or Kay-Tuesso, K-2SO was an enforcer droid originally created for use in the Galactic Empire’s armed forces. At some point, however, the droid had joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic, a resistance movement that sought to overthrow the Empire and restore democracy. Along with a band of roguish Alliance operatives, K-2SO went on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Empire’s moon-sized battle station, the Death Star.

ORSON KRENNIC (BEN MENDELSOHN)

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Orson Krennic was a human male who served in the Galactic Empire as Director of the Advanced Weapons Research division of the Imperial Military during the Galactic Civil War. He was responsible for protecting the security of the Death Star project, and commanded a squad of death troopers, wielded as his personal weapon against the Rebel Alliance.

DARTH VADER (VOICED BY JAMES EARL JONES)

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Darth Vader is Darth Vader… Need I say something?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in December 16, 2016, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25, 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019, and the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.

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