The talk as of recent with Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale, the hugely anticipated off-shoot of the main trilogy, directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, has been largely focused on new photos and reshoots. Following test screenings that suggested that Rogue One felt more like a war movie than a Star Wars movie, which may very well be the most encouraging words ever uttered about a Star Wars movie, Disney & co. decided to go into heavy reshoots, the extent of which has yet to be nailed down. Tony Gilroy, the director of Michael Clayton and one of the primary creative forces behind the Jason Bourne franchise, is supervising the reshoots, which is vaguely good news, but I’d be much more quelled if there was a guarantee that we’ll be able to see Edwards’ original cut on home video. At this point, who knows what Rogue One will end up looking like?
Well, we’re going to be getting a good long look at the movie come next Friday, July 15th, as Making Star Wars has pointed out that a 3-minute trailer for Edwards’ film will premiere on ABC during their airing of Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey. For those who already own the DVD/Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and are actually interested in the supplemental section, you’ve likely already seen the behind-the-scenes documentary, but ABC has smartly given everyone a reason to tune-in for its television premiere. There’s no word as of yet about when, precisely, in the broadcast we can expect to see the trailer, but experience would suggest that it will be toward the end.
The release of the trailer will act as a kind of extension of the Star Wars Celebration thats going on in London, England next weekend, which is set to feature a slew of big names and more than a few big reveals about the future of the Star Wars universe. Fingers crossed that the celebration will unveil a few more details about Rogue One, but for now, all anticipation is put behind this new trailer and what may be revealed in its relatively lengthy runtime. Set your DVRs, people…or just check Twitter like 10-20 minutes after its aired on the network.