This morning, the final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped, likely giving us the last look at Gareth Edwards' experimental standalone feature before it finally reaches theaters on December 16. Did you watch the new trailer yet? We're about to break it down in full, so you should probably catch up on it, first. Dig in!

As most of you already know, this new Star Wars movie actually takes place in an older time, back before the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, yet after Anakin Skywalker has assumed his evil identity in Revenge of the Sith. In this era, the Empire is extremely powerful, and the Rebellion -- before Han, Luke and Leia -- is still scrambling to find a solution to the Empire's oppressive regime. There was a lot of cool new details packed into that Rogue One trailer, but I feel like we HAVE to start with the saga's most famous antagonist.

Darth Vader in Rogue One

Darth Vader's Here... Sort Of

Fans keep wondering just how much Darth Vader we're going to get in Rogue One. And with each passing trailer, including this newest one, the answer appears to be, "Not much." The Sith Lord has been teased, but never heard (even though James Earl Jones made headlines by recording new Vader dialogue recently). And in this new trailer, we see him sharing a scene with primary baddie Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) but not doing much else.

Director Orson Krennic

Part of me held on to the hope that Darth Vader would get a massive fight scene in Rogue One, that he'd wield that red lightsaber and threaten to stop Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in her tracks. I'm letting that belief go. If it happens, I'll be surprised -- and thrilled. But I think Vader's getting relegated to cameo status in Rogue One, and I'm starting to lower my expectations for him.

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