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The Trailer for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Is Only for the Rebellious

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Well, our first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a lot more substantial than most people were expecting, giving us a full two minutes of action and a look inside a plot that’s been kept locked down tighter than Death Star plans up to this point. But you didn’t come here for a thinkpiece about the trailer—let’s get to the good stuff.

Whew.  Rogue One stars Felicity Jones (A Theory of Everything) and Mads Mikkelson (Hannibal) and was directed by Gareth Edwards, who made 2010’s Monsters such a treat. We’ve also got Forrest Whittaker, Alan Tudyk and Ben Mendelsohn, so one thing Rogue One will definitely not feature is any shoddy acting.

It’s the first live-action Star Wars story to exist outside the primary narrative (that is, if you don’t count Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, as well you shouldn’t) and follow the adventures of the Rebel Alliance team sent to capture the Death Star plans. Rogue One is set in between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, which means we should keep an eye open for classic characters (Mon Mothma!) The movie will release on December 16, and presumably this is just the first of a lot of trailers we’ll be getting between now and then.

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