This December, the Star Wars universe is kicking off the first of their Anthology movies with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After months of reports and teases, the first teaser trailer is finally arriving tomorrow, but as per usual these days, a teaser for the preview has been released ahead of time giving us the fist publicly released footage. Take a look!
Starting off with the familiar blaster and TIE fighter noises, we get a quick look at a mysterious, black-armored stormtrooper surveying wreckage before the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story preview teaser cuts to black. However, as mentioned before, fans won’t have to wait long for the teaser trailer itself, as it’s premiering tomorrow morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, though no specific timeframe was provided. With eight months until the Rogue One’s release, now is the prime time for Disney and Lucasfilm to give fans their first look at the spinoff, though some Disney shareholders got an early look at footage last month.
That black stormtrooper never appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy (or Star Wars: The Force Awakens for that matter), but like most of the Empire’s forces, they look like someone you definitely don’t want to cross paths with in a galaxy far, far away. It’s likely that these guys are the previously reported "Death Troopers," who are among the new stormtroopers being introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s likely these guys are only called in on the most important missions, as opposed to their white-armored counterparts, who are called in for any minor disturbance. Whatever these black-armored stormtroopers are called, one thing we can reasonably assume about them is that they’re responsible for that fire in the background.
Taking place shortly before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the standalone Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will follow a ragtag team of Rebel spies who have come together for an important mission: to steal the Death Star plans. The cast includes Felicity Jones as the lead, Mads Mikkselsen, Alan Tudyk reportedly voicing a reprogrammed Imperial droid and Jonathan Aris and Senator Jebel. Darth Vader is also heavily rumored to play a major role in the movie, which makes sense given that he was tracking down the missing plans in A New Hope. With Star Wars: Episode VIII not coming until December of next year, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story should keep fans’ appetites whetted as they learn about this never-before-told event in Star Wars history.
Directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on December 16.
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