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New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer promises an action spectacle, and Vader

All those worries you might’ve had about Rogue

hollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2016 13:40 IST
Rohan Naahar
Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times
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All those worries you might’ve had about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will evaporate like a freshly killed Obi-Wan Kenobi once you’re done watching this new trailer Disney released during the Olympics on Thursday.

Watching the new trailer, which offers even more spectacle now that the visual effects have had time to be fine-tuned, you would never get a sense of the troubles the film is currently embroiled in behind-the-scenes.

Rogue One is the story of a ragtag bunch of outlaws who must band together to steal the plans of the most formidable weapon ever created: The Death Star (it’s always the Death Star).

The film is set just before the events of 1977’s original Star Wars and the trailer ends on an enticing note for fans: A quick glimpse of Darth Vader, his iconic helmet and sounds of his just as iconic breathing.

It’s exciting to revisit the Star Wars universe from an entirely new perspective after the very traditional The Force Awakens last year. This one is a gritty war movie with just as much action taking place on the ground as in space.

Read: Star Wars Rogue One unveils stunning new footage, epic new poster

The film has recently been part of a huge online discussion with regards to the many behind-the-scenes troubles it is reportedly facing. The director, Gareth Edwards has allegedly been sidelined in the unusually long reshoots (more than a month long) and primary responsibility has been given to Tony Gilroy, director of the Oscar-winning film Michael Clayton.

Read: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in trouble and Disney is not happy

Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn (who is oddly ignored in this trailer). It arrives on December 16.

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First Published: Aug 12, 2016 13:39 IST