Check out the trailer for new ‘Star Wars’ film ‘Rogue One’
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While there have been delays to the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that doesn’t mean we won’t be heading to cinemas to take the trip to a galaxy far far away this year. Today the first trailer has been revealed for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a spin-off title that sees Disney expanding the Star Wars cinematic universe in a similar way to what they’ve been doing with the Marvel Studios movie.
Rogue One, which is slated for release in December, is focussed around a new heroine played by Felicity Jones, who joins a group of Rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Empire’s new weapon the Death Star – which places it just before A New Hope in the Star Wars timeline. The movie is directed by Gareth Edwards, written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, and co-stars Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk.
Check out the trailer above, and look out for The Force Awakens dropping on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally on Monday.