“It’s four months and counting until the new “Star Wars” standalone film “Rogue One” premieres, and the excitement and anxiety aren’t waning — especially not after the new trailer that aired during the Olympics Thursday night.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” takes place in between the events of the third and fourth episodes, “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” It follows a Rebel Alliance mission to steal the plans to the Death Star before the Galactic Empire can use it for evil.
There’s no “Inception”-like horn in the new trailer, but there is plenty of imagery of the Death Star, Jedha (which is like the Mecca for believers of the Force), the modern C-3PO comic-relief droid, battles with blasters, and more.
Oh, and we have the first look at Darth Vader.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters December 16. In the meantime, theorize with us about what all of these new images from the trailer mean…”