“Darth Vader is in this one?!?!” That’s the big reaction from 4½-year-old Jedi-in-training, Finley, as she watched the new trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story with daddy here at Rock Father HQ this morning. While I’ve loved everything that I’ve seen from filmmaker Gareth Edwards’ new standalone “STAR WARS Story,” this trailer did something that’s hard to do – it took me back to my childhood so perfectly that I had both a smile on my face and tears in my eyes. This is the first big-screen STAR WARS film to take place outside of the Skywalker-driven “Episodes,” focusing on a story that takes place in-between Disney XD’s STAR WARS REBELS and the opening crawl of 1977’s first STAR WARS film. This is the tale of the Rebels that stole the plans for the first Death Star – the very plans that Princess Leia once placed inside of R2-D2, setting off the Saga that generations have known and loved. See the new trailer below…
Official Synopsis: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as the voice of Darth Vader. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY arrives in theaters everywhere on December 16th!
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