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Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Drops More Footage, Highlights Epic Scale

Final trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ forthcoming installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga sets up a familiar story of a parent and child at ideological odds with glorious visuals that hint at the film’s epic scale.

As promised yesterday, Lucasfilm has dropped its final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new trailer, which debuted Thursday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, provides a slew of new footage from the forthcoming installment in the Star Wars saga, with glorious visuals that hint at the film’s epic scale.

Explosions and gun battles serve as a backdrop to a familiar story: a parent and child at ideological odds. Galen Erso, a brilliant weapons designer played by Mads Mikkelsen, faces off with his daughter Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) over his role in bringing the Death Star online.

“We have hope,” Jyn says in the trailer. “Rebellions are built on hope.” Watch it in the player below, courtesy of the official Star Wars YouTube channel:

The first in a series of planned Star Wars anthology films, Lucasfilm’s Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Here’s the official synopsis:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

In addition to Jones and Mikkelsen, the film’s cast includes Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel, executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16, 2016.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.