Since August 5th, a good portion of the world has been glued to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Citizens from all over the world have tuned in to see if their countries will bring home gold medals in gymnastics, swimming, soccer, tennis, and many more events. However, even the people who haven’t been keeping track of the annual games (like me) might be forced to tune in to check out the coverage because a brand new look at ‘‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ will be unveiled. Although before the latest trailer is unleashed, we have a brief teaser for the upcoming preview.
Before Lucasfilm debuts the next sneak peek at the first Star Wars Anthology film from director Gareth Edwards on Thursday night, the studio has shared an extremely brief tease for the trailer. While the sixteen-second video goes by in the blink of an eye, it does quickly show off some new footage. For example, in addition to seeing Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, Jiang Wen’s Baze Malbus, and Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, you can catch glimpses at a Rebel U-Wing taking flight and the droid voiced by ‘Firefly’ and ‘Con Man’ star Alan Tudyk. You can see it for yourself below, followed by the official synopsis of the movie:
Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.
Again, this is only the appetizer as the full trailer is set to premiere during the Olympic coverage on Thursday night. But if you somehow can’t tune in for any reason, be sure to check back here to watch the trailer (or in some cases, watch it again) while checking out our expert analysis of the next chapter in the beloved franchise from a galaxy far, far away.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Jiang Wen infiltrates theaters on December 16th, 2016.