Rogue One trailer puts the war in Star Wars

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will star Felicity Jones as a Rebel spy.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will star Felicity Jones as a Rebel spy.
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The first trailer for Rogue One, the first stand-alone Star Wars movie, finally dropped this morning and it looks absolutely amazing.

There’s so much war going on in the two-minute trailer that our minds can barely take it all in. Prepare to get Star Wars fever all over again!

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, but there might not be any lightsabers or Jedi action. Instead, the story will focus on Jyn Erso, a kickass Rebel spy played by Felicity Jones who helps a group unlikely heroes steal plans for the Death Star.

Rogue One‘s first trailer features shots of shiny new Star Destroyers, the Death Star, a young Mon Mothma, Donnie Yen beating up stormtroopers with a stick, and a very mysterious dark figure that just might be Darth Vader.

Aside from Jones and Yen, the cast includes Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, who made his bones with Monsters and 2014’s Godzilla reboot.

It’s produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel, executive-produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.