Apologies if you feel you haven’t sufficiently recovered from the shock and awe of The Force Awakens, because another Star Wars movie will be here before you know it – not another chapter in the main saga, mind you, but ‘A Star Wars Story,’ as Rogue One is billed in its recently released teaser trailer.
Remember how in the first Star Wars movie the Rebels have those stolen plans for the Death Star that ultimately allow Luke to blow the thing up by firing a plasma blast into its giant, unprotected weak spot? Rogue One is about the Rebel mission to steal those plans, just in case you ever wondered how that whole situation went down. Also: Donnie Yen is in it!
Actually, judging by the teaser, Rogue One looks like a pretty cool movie, one more grounded and battle-hardened than the usual pop fantasy mythologizing of the various trilogies. See if you agree by watching the teaser below, then check out the official Star Wars site here in advance of the movie’s release in December.
Here’s the teaser: