New Footage For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Released

Another day and another Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has been released. This time it is [...]

Another day and another Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has been released. This time it is spot No. 3, also known as "Hope."

Even with just 0:32 of footage there several treats for viewers as the movie release day approaches.

Of the new footage, there is a quick look at what a TIE Batallion will be approaching, a brief shot of the little girl Jyn saves on Jedha from the second trailer released yesterday, as well as a brief shot of the Rebels running through the forest on Scarif.

Additionally there is also new binocular scene, some new dialogue, and longer shots of previously seen footage.

The image of Darth Vader may appear new, but it looks -- to us, at least -- as though it is just a slower motion shot of previously seen footage.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters December 16, 2016. Directed by Gareth Edwards, it's the first of the new standalone features from Lucasfilm and Disney, which take place outside the core "Skywalker Saga" of films noted by an Episode number. Rogue One tells the story of the small band of rebels that were tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star.

The story spins directly off the opening crawl from the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. In that crawl, it read: "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."

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