Fresh off of Star Wars Celebration 2016, the yearly gathering for all things Star Wars, is this amazing sizzle reel for the 9th Star Wars theatrical film, Rogue One. The first of the Star Wars Anthology line and told shortly before the events of a New Hope (Episode IV), Rogue One tells the heroic exploits of a band of rebels trying to gain the plans of the Galactic Empire’s then-new superweapon: The Death Star.
While the clip doesn’t show major plot points, it does showcase a lot about the whole production. The sheer amount of practical sets and practical effects help ground the movie somewhat and the key pieces that you’ll see in the clip pays homage to the Star Wars that we grew to love (meaning Episode 4-6).
Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ritz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Jonathan Aris, Rogue One is set to be released on December of this year. Oh, and expect Darth Vader to be in this one, too. 😉