SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) – If you haven’t got over watching your newly released “Force Awakens” BluRay for the 50th time, the Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm has something that will get your heart rate up in a frenzy. The newest preview trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has been revealed. See it below:
READ MORE: Pandemic-Inspired Art Greets Visitors to Newly-Reopened San Francisco Museums
On Wednesday, a :10 second teaser was released which gave a very brief glimpse of a never-before-seen Stormtrooper from the upcoming anthology movie. The new 2:00 minute trailer, released Thursday revealed quite a bit more.
Rogue One looks back to the events before 1977’s “A New Hope,” introducing the ragtag rebels who unite to steal plans for the Death Star. It’s the first in a series of spinoff films set in the “Star Wars” universe, disconnected from the more chronological main trilogy that kicked off with “The Force Awakens” and will continue with Rian Johnson’s “Episode VIII,” which arrives in Dec. 2017. Kiri Hart, vice president of development for Lucasfilm, said last year that the anthology films will vary in “scale and genre.”
“We wanted freedom to do some films that would be able to stand on their own and tell unique stories,” she said.
“They can still feel like ‘Star Wars’ and be ‘Star Wars.'”READ MORE: East Bay Entrepreneurs Eager for Red Tier Easing to Boost Business
The film stars Academy Award-nominee Felicity Jones of The Theory of Everything, Diego Luna (Milk) and Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland). Best known for his work on 2014’s Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards takes the helm of Rogue One. “Cinderella” scribe Chis Weitz wrote the screenplay based on an idea from visual effects supervisor John Knoll.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on December 16, 2016.
TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.MORE NEWS: UC Researchers Find North Coast Kelp Forest Nearly Wiped Out