Rogue One: New Trailer takes the fight to the Empire

The Rebellion strikes back in the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

Well, it’s finally here – the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of the standalone films to be set in a galaxy far, far away, and there’s plenty of new footage to marvel at.

Granted, this doesn’t so much reveal new info as it does show off the characters in different situations (we get extended shots of Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Imwe decking Stormtroopers, Wen Jiang’s Baze Malbus launching a rocket at an AT-AT, Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor doing plenty of X-Wing stunts, not to mention the new U-Wing starfighter in action).

As you would expect, however, the money shot comes at the end. Let’s just say, “heavy breathing”.

Check out the synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story below:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in cinemas on 16 December 2016. You can download Star Wars: Expanded Universe – The Complete Manual from, and watch our video review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens now. For all the latest Star Wars news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.