New ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Takes Flight

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Disney’s Lucasfilm released a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story during Wednesday night’s Olympics coverage. The spot gives more screen time to some of the new-to-screen characters tasked with saving the Rebellion’s hide in this tangential adventure, and plenty of starships, Imperial walkers and blaster bolts. We also get introduced to this installment’s deadpan comedy relief droid (but still no sign of a Bothan).

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16.

Set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One tells the story of the unlikely heroes who band together to steal the plans for the Empire’s dreaded Death Star. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker.

Gareth Edwards directs, with Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel producing. Rogue One is executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story