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WATCH: The Death Star Returns in New Trailer for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

New trailer for the first in a series of planned ‘Star Wars’ anthology films is packed full of stunning visuals, including Imperial Star Destroyers orbiting a nearly-completed Death Star.

Here is the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

The first in a series of planned Star Wars anthology films, Lucasfilm’s Rogue One tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and if this new trailer is any indication, it will be darker and grittier than the average Star Wars movie. The new trailer debuted during last night’s Olympic coverage on NBC and is now available for your viewing pleasure online. It offers a good look at several new characters and is packed full of the stunning visuals Star Wars fans expect and love, including Imperial Star Destroyers orbiting the nearly-completed Death Star:

The Rogue One cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker. The movie 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.