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Watch the first trailer for 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

Engadget Engadget 7/04/2016 Nick Summers
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It's been barely three months since Star Wars: The Force Awakens swept into theater screens, showing the world what's become of the galaxy since Return of the Jedi. Now that the film is available to purchase, the folks at Disney and Lucasfilm are turning their attention to Rogue One, starting with a brand new teaser trailer. Set before A New Hope, the film follows a group of Rebel fighters trying to steal the plans for the original Death Star. As such, you can expect plenty of throwbacks to the original trilogy, including classic stormtroopers, X-wing starfighters and Star Destroyers.

Felicity Jones' character is the focal point of the trailer, painting her as a rebellious type with a long list of impressive crimes. She's taken before the leaders of the Rebel Alliance and described as "reckless, aggressive and undisciplined." Clearly, they need her help though, as she's later shown in the battlefield, taking down Empire goons and running towards giant AT-AT walkers. We get a glimpse of some secondary characters, including an Empire general that's undoubtedly the main villain. It's tense, exhilarating stuff, with plenty of explosions and blaster fire to keep you on the edge of your seat.


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