[UPDATE: The new Rogue One trailer is live. WATCH IT HERE]
With a summer full of superhero flicks and mega blockbusters, Disney and company want to make sure that fans do not forget a new Star Wars film is on its way later in 2016. In the midst of both excitement and controversy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is working to serve moviegoers a completely new story in a familiar universe. Fans may know the synopsis and the highlights behind the anthology’s plot, but this prequel promises a story with never before seen characters and more than a few surprises of course.
Making headlines due to recent reshoots and rumors claiming Disney was unhappy with the film’s first draft, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has caused fans some anxiety as of late. Moving forward, the marketing team looks to turn all that around with an upcoming trailer, and that trailer is apparently right around the corner.
Disney has just announced, via a preview video, that a brand Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer will be released later tonight during Olympic coverage. In addition to the announcement, fans also received a brief 15-second sneak peek (combined with the preview, thanks to ComicBook.com) at a handful of new scenes that will be shown off in tonight’s brand new trailer.
A handful of shots new shots features Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and the gang as they prepare to take on the empire on their upcoming mission. Also featured in this brief preview are martial arts expert Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), the live-action iteration of Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), new droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), and the menacing villain of this story, imperial Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn).
After months of speculation concerning the unveiling of the film’s second trailer, it appears as though the time has finally arrived. Fans will likely note that Darth Vader is still nowhere to be seen in this preview, but hopes are high that the iconic villain makes an appearance tonight in the full-length trailer.
Merely months away from the film’s release, this trailer aims to change the conversation concerning the highly anticipated Star Wars anthology story. While there has been some negative press surrounding the project up until now, a well-received trailer can go a long way toward restoring the faith of a fanbase and exciting an entire moviegoing community.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will arrive in U.S. theaters December 16, 2016.
Source: Comic Book