If you believe in the Force, sooner or later the Force will return the favor. Today is that day, as Lucasfilm and Disney revealed a brand-new poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in addition to the reveal of a new trailer coming tomorrow.
Director Gareth Edwards interrupted the latest edition of The Star Wars Show YouTube series to bring us this special report. The footage will drop tomorrow morning at an undisclosed time, and as an added treat, he debuted the poster, which sees Darth Vader doing to Jyn Erso what Donald Trump did to Hillary Clinton during the last presidential debate.
Vader’s floating head appears in the shadows of the Death Star, while Jyn (Felicity Jones) rising above the cast of characters: K-2SO (Alan Tydyk), Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang), and Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed). Also shown are Stormtroopers, AT-ACTs, X-Wings, U-Wings, TIE Fighters, and the tropical planet Scarif.
Rogue One tells the tale of a Rebel swat team of sorts, led by the even more rebellious Jyn Erso, and their mission to steal the plans for the Death Star for the Alliance. Also featured in the film, though not shown in the poster is Mads Mikkelsen as Jyn’s father Galen Erso.
The film is the first of the Star Wars anthologies and will hit theaters on December 16th. See the poster below and watch the reveal on The Star Wars Show.
— Disney (@Disney) October 12, 2016
Here’s the official synopsis:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.