This week is a good week if you’re a Star Wars fan. The Force Awakens hit Blu-Ray on Tuesday (read our review here) and now we have the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Barring the fact the title is a little goofy, director Gareth Edwards looks to be bringing the goods in a major way. One important item to note is that this will be a prequel set before A New Hope, so that should make for an interesting premise…even if this is another Star Wars story involving the Death Star. Anyway, it looks terrific. Enjoy the first teaser trailer for Edwards’ film below!
“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,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for Rogue One.”
Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and the full cast will include Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed. Headed at light speed into theaters later this year, Disney will release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in everywhere starting December 16, 2016.