Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Walt Disney Pictures has released a tease from Star Wars: Rogue One, to promote the first trailer which will premiere tomorrow. Watch the tease and learn more, after the jump.
I think we all anticipated the first Star Wars: Rogue One trailer to hit on May the Fourth and appear in front of Walt Disney Pictures’ Captain America: Civil War. But word comes from the Mouse House that the first Star Wars: Rogue One teaser trailer will be released tomorrow morning on Good Morning America. But don’t worry about watching that tv show as we’ll have it posted seconds after it airs live.
Check out a small teaser of the first Star Wars: Rogue One teaser trailer below:
The first real glimpse of Rogue One doesn’t tell us much: we see a squad of black Stormtroopers and an explosion in the background. While it doesn’t reveal much, it strikes a bad ass note that makes you want to see more.
We were the first to tell you that Star Wars: Rogue One would be a heist movie about a group of bounty hunters hired by the rebel alliance to try to steal the plans to the Empire’s greatest weapon: the Death Star.
“Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” – from the opening crawl of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Jones stars as a rebellion soldier, and Ahmed and Luna will play Resistance characters as well. Mendelsohn is expected to play a villain. Tudyk will play a mo-cap character. In addition, Jonathan Aris (BBC’s Sherlock, The World’s End) might have a role in the film. Alexandre Desplat, and not John Williams, will write the score for Rogue One. We don’t know the film’s main antagonist yet, but it’s been reported that Darth Vader will make some sort of appearance in the film.
Rogue One is set between the films Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, during the Age of the Empire. Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz wrote the screenplay based on an idea by John Knoll. Filming has begun in London at Pinewood Studios, and the first set photos have leaked online.
Unlike the previous live-action Star Wars films, Rogue One will not revolve around the Jedi or the Force. Edwards described the film at Celebration Anaheim as existing in a more “gray” area than the black and white of the original trilogy, touting that the film would feel “Real…This is a real place that we’re really in.”
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