Rogue One takes place before Star Wars: A New Hope, and focuses on the squad of Rebels tasked to steal the plans for the Death Star. In the trailer, we are introduced to Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones), a tough and rebellious outsider who has been recruited by Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) to learn about a new weapon being tested by the Empire on behalf of the Rebellion.
So much about Rogue One has been kept tightly under wraps, so several shots from the teaser trailer are puzzling and surprising. We see Imperial Guards in one scene – does that mean Emperor Palpatine will be making an appearance? What’s up with the all-black stormtrooper armor? How big will Mon Mothma’s role be? There are so many questions. Undoubtedly, fans will be pouring over this trailer and theorizing about the plot of the movie until it finally comes out in December.
The film also stars Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, and Riz Ahmed. It was written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, and directed by Gareth Edwards. The film is set to open in theaters on December 16th.
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