Star Wars Rogue One Just Dropped A Ton Of Footage, And It'll Get You Excited

The Star Wars Celebration is underway in London this week, and among the goodies to make its debut is this new look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While we didn't know what we would see at Star Wars Celebration in regards to Rogue One, we were as certain as we could be that we'd see something. It's the next release from Disney and Lucasfilm and, as the first movie ever that's not part of the traditional Star Wars saga, it's got a lot of people very interested in what the end result is going to look like. Check out the new teaser with behind-the-scenes footage, and the new poster below.

While the video released is a behind-the-scenes look, as opposed to a proper trailer, it still shows us a lot of footage that we haven't seen before. As we expected when we learned about the Shoretroopers, we now see that a decent amount of the film will take place on a fairly tropical planet, with some quite lovely beaches. It's probably a nice place to vacation when it's not overrun by Stormtroopers.

Listening to the different cast and crew members talk about the process of making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is interesting. It's clear that they all feel a little bit in awe of the fact that they're making a Star Wars movie. Director Gareth Edwards specifically talks about the difficulty of making a movie that is so closely attached to the original film. He calls Star Wars his favorite movie of all time, but also says that he couldn't be too respectful of that, because he had to try and bring something new to the franchise with this movie.

In addition to the beautiful scenery, one image appears to show us the thing that the entire movie revolves around. Here we see Jyn Erso running down the beach with a blaster in one hand, and what we're guessing is an Imperial hard drive, containing the plans to the Death Star, in the other.

In addition to the video, we also saw the release of the brand new poster, which again, highlights the beach setting. The tag line is "A Rebellion Built On Hope." A fitting statement, considering that the capturing of the Death Star plans are part of what makes the original Star Wars a "new hope."

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

What do you think of this look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Does it get you even more excited to see this movie this holiday? Is such a thing even possible? Stay tuned here for even more news regarding Rogue One, Star Wars: Episode VIII, and all things Star Wars as we get even more information from Star Wars Celebration.

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