Disney has released it first trailer for ‘Rouge One: A Star Wars Story.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One takes place prior to 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope and revolves around a gang of rebel spies who steal the Death Star plans, which are ultimately uploaded on R2-D2. Details on the film have been tighter than Fort Knox, and the teaser comes as a big revelation of what’s to come. Apparently, neither Jedis nor the force will have a starring role in this movie, though there’s been whispers about a Darth Vader cameo. He’s not seen here, but it looks like the Emperor is with his red guards.
Oscar nominee Felicity Jones plays chief spy Jyn Erso (“This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel,” declares her character), while Riz Ahmed and Diego Luna are resistance fighters assisting in the heist. Ben Mendelsohn portrays a dominant Imperial villain. Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen and Mads Mikkelsen also star. In addition, there’s a number of AT-ATs wreaking havoc on a tropical beach. But the cameo that has Star Wars fans giddy this morning is red-haired rebel leader Mon Mothma, last seen in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. She calls Jones’ Erso “reckless, aggressive and undisciplined”.