A New Storyline is Revealed in the latest Rogue One Trailer
The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped this morning, and both a new character and new storyline were unveiled in it.
The debuting character is Galen Erso, played by Madds Mikelesen (one of the best onscreen characters actors of this generation) who you’ll remember from Casino Royale and NBC’s Hannibal. Erso is a familiar name, right? That’s because he is the father of our heroine, Jyn Erson (Felicity Jones). The trailer really focuses on this father-daughter conflict, and we also get more of a look at Riz Ahmed’s character as well.
As for the rest of the trailer…well we won’t spoil much more for you.
Rogue One is set in a post-Clone Wars/pre-A New Hope era in the Star Wars universe. The film stars Oscar nominee Jones (Theory of Everything) as Jyn Erso the anti-hero and put-upon leader of a unit charged with stealing plans for the empire’s latest weapon — The Death Star. Other cast members shown 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), 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.