Rogue One sizzler reel shows loads of new footage

Star Wars Celebration played host to this incredible Rogue One preview


Star Wars: Celebration is only on its first day, but already there’s a lot to talk about. Needless to say, everyone’s eyes were on the Rogue One┬ápanel, and while the new trailer hasn’t been made available to Joe Public just yet, this rather revealing ‘sizzler reel’ is being shown the light of day – and there’s a lot to talk about.

There’s more scenes, more characters (finally, we get a proper look at Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO, who already looks like he’ll be the film’s comic highlight), more surprises (remember that golden droid who glares at R2-D2 in A New Hope while he’s unconscious on the Jawas’ Sandcrawler? He’s there) and some not-so surprises (Warwick Davis is making an appearance) and – well, we don’t want to spoil it anymore than we already have. Just watch the damn thing.

To be honest though, apart from one particular moment at the end, this video probably has far more to it than the actual trailer did, so you shouldn’t really feel as if you’re missing out on much. You can see why Gareth Edwards was picked to direct this now – it’s Godzilla with a Star Wars sheen, and in our opinion this is every bit as brilliant as it sounds. Anyway, here it is:

Starring are Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendolsohn, Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen and many more. Gareth Edwards is directing from a script penned by Chris Weitz, John Knoll and Gary Whitta.

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.