If you don’t think you can wait another month for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” maybe the latest international trailer will tide you over. It’s similar to the previously released trailer for Gareth Edwards’ film, but there is a handful of key differences worth mentioning.
Along with footage of the Death Star unleashing planet-destroying destruction, and Imperial Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) addressing Darth Vader directly, informing the Sith Lord of the power of the Empire’s newest weapon, there are also new shots of Rebel X-wings attacking some sort of space platform. However, there’s little context for the sequence. At the very least, it should ease the concerns of fans who thought “The Force Awakens” didn’t feature enough space battles.
Set just before the events of 1977’s “Star Wars,” the film follows a group of unlikely heroes who band together on a dangerous mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star.
“Rogue One” stars Felicity Jones as ex-criminal turned Rebel sergeant Jyn Erso; Diego Luna as Rebel Intelligence Officer Cassian Ando; Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic; Donnie Yen as blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Îmwe; Mads Mikkelsen as as Jyn’s father Galen Erso; Alan Tudyk as Rebel-owned Imperial enforcer droid K-2SO; Jiang Wen as freelance assassin Baze Malbus; Riz Ahmed as ex-Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook; and Forest Whitaker as Clone Wars veteran Saw Gerrera.
The first of the “Star Wars” standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens Dec. 15 in the United Kingdom and Dec. 16 in the United States.
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