Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Released Today
The first official teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first ever standalone film in the Star Wars film universe, dropped this morning during ABC’s Good Morning America.
The film is set post-Clone Wars, and follows a ragtag squad of Rebel alliance fighters who are brought together to steal the plans for the Death Star, which the Galactic Empire is building.
The film stars Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (Theory of Everything) as Jyn Erso, who looks to be the antihero and put-upon leader of the unit. Other cast members shown in the teaser include: Diego Luna (Y tu mama tambien, Milk), Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland), Donnie Yen (Iron Monkey), and Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises) who will be one of the main villains of the film. Not in the teaser, but officially cast in the film are: Madds Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Alan Tudyk (Firefly), and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler).
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards who directed the cult sci-fi film Monsters, and the most recent Godzilla film.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16, 2016.