With just a couple of months left before the movie’s release, a brand new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars story has landed, featuring almost entirely new footage from the standalone anthology story. Set shortly prior to the events of A New Hope, the film stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) as Jyn Erso, a woman who is recruited by the Rebels to help retrieve the plans for the original Death Star. Rogue One is the first of several planned Star Wars spinoff movies, and was directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla).
The latest trailer is definitely worth watching a few times (or even a few dozen times), but for those who want to take a closer look at some of the stunning new shots from the movie, we’ve assembled a gallery of stillsfeaturing Jyn, her father Galen Eros (Mads Mikkelsen), Darth Vader, the Death Star, the villainous Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), space battles, ground battles, aliens and much, much more – as well as Jyn’s team of fellow Rebels that includes Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk).
Check out the gallery below, and click on any image to view a larger version.
Rogue One has a bigger challenge ahead than last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens did, since it’s not a continuation of the Skywalker saga and, regardless of how well Jyn’s mission goes, we all know what happens next. However, with the promise of Darth Vader returning to the big screen, and what looks like a compelling collection of brand new characters, there’s plenty to look forward to in this next Star Wars adventure.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on 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.