After several months of anticipation, the first official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has finally been unveiled. The trailer, which gives Star Wars fans a first full-length look at what is sure to be one of the most talked about movies of 2016, debuted on ABC’s Good Morning America just a short time ago before it landed online. Take a look at the teaser beneath the article:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story boasts an amazing cast that includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Jonathan Aris. Gareth Edwards is the film’s director, Gary Whitta, Chris Weitz and Neil Breen penned the script and Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To served as producers. The story takes place in between the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and follows a group of Rebel fighters who go on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Rogue One will be the first Star Wars movie to hit theaters following the release of last year’s hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which not only earned overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, but also became the highest grossing movie of all time domestically and third highest worldwide, taking in a massive total of $2.064 billion. In fact, the trailer’s debut comes only two days after the film’s home video release.
Living up to the insanely high expectations that fans have for each new Star Wars project isn’t easy, but, for the most part, the recent seventh installment in the franchise was able to do it, which means that Rogue One certainly has a chance as well. Granted, people had been waiting for a new live-action Star Wars film for over a decade before The Force Awakens hit theaters and may have been a bit easier to please, but a great team has been assembled both in front of and behind the camera, and the new footage looks great, so, as of now, there’s no reason to believe that Disney and Lucasfilm won’t be going two for two with their recent Star Wars releases.
Source: Star Wars