A new trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has dropped with just over two months until the long awaited release date of the film and it’s giving fans a look at how the rebel alliance came to be.
Following the rag tag team of rebel operatives tasked with stealing the plans for the Death Star away from the Empire, the trailer clearly outlines how the film sets up the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope”.
This latest trailer also gives fans a glimpse into Jane Erso’s past, shining the spotlight on her father, Galen Erso (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and his critical connection to the development of the thing that will eventually destroy the planet Alderaan.
Orson Krennic (played by Ben Mendelsohn) plays opposite Mikkelsen and Erso’s crew, making his Empire allegiance felt telling Darth Vader about the “immeasurable power” of the Death Star.
The first of three standalone “Star Wars” films, “Rogue One” hits theatres December 16, starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang and Forest Whitaker as the members of Erso’s crew. Several familiar franchise faces like Jimmy Smitts, Genevieve O’Reilly and James Earl Jones also join in on the fun.