Rogue One: A Star Wars Story proves the cash-cow force is strong in this one, as the second movie in a five-strong onslaught gets a new official featurette, running three minutes and containing some great behind-the-scenes shots.
And now, the first official trailer has been released.
In this movie, rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, led by Felicity Jones, so good in The Theory of Everything, and the teaser shows that we have a much stronger set of actors taking part this time, given how Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens saw Daisy Ridley and John Boyega fanny their way around, while Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher just turned up to collect the cheque.
The strong cast also includes Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Jonathan Aris and Four Lions‘ Riz Ahmed.
Gareth Edwards (2014’s Godzilla – oh dear) directs a script from Chris Weitz, based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in the UK on December 16th, with Star Wars Episode VIII due out on December 15th 2017 (having been put back from May, which would’ve coincided with the 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, but hey, Christmas is where the money is). So far, 2018’s entry, just classed at the moment as “Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film” has a date of May 25th 2018, with Star Wars Episode IX due May 24th 2019, but you know Christmas will move them closer like the Force.
Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size version: