Part of the excitement for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes from the fact that the spinoff film will focus on the untold story of a band of rebels who go on a daring mission to steal plans to the Death Star. Ahead of the release of tomorrow’s trailer, Disney has dropped the latest poster for the film showing the band of rebels, led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones); Stormtroopers storming a beach; and a shadowy Darth Vader, whose face hides on the surface of the Death Star.
Does this tell us what we will see in trailer tomorrow? Check out the full poster below.
Jyn Erso is pretty much the face of the film, so it is easy to see why she is much more prominent on the poster than the rest of her supporting cast. But just as a reminder that this is a Star Wars film, the shadow Darth Vader’s face hides on the surface of the Death Star. James Earl Jones returns to voice the role he is so famously known for. But like the poster, his role will probably be more of a shadowy figure that watches over the operations of the Death Star.
Gareth Edwards debuted the poster on The Star Wars Show, and told viewers that a new trailer for the film would drop tomorrow on Good Morning America, which airs on ABC at 7am-9am.
One has to hope that the poster and trailer will be enough to ease some of our fears. Reshoots and Bob Iger’s not-so-confident comments have led some to believe that the film will perform below expectations. Hopefully, whatever is in the trailer will dazzle us and leave us wanting more.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, â€œRogue One: A Star Wars Story,â€ 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 Empireâ€™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.
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will open in theaters on December 16, 2016.