Tickets are now on sale for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and various theaters are offering a variety of perks if you come catch the latest Star Wars film with them. For instance, if you see the film in IMAX at AMC Theaters on December 18th, 25th and January 1st, you’ll receive an exclusive mini-poster while supplies last. If you get your tickets through Fandango, you’ll be entered into a contest to win a U-wing model signed by director Gareth Edwards. Click here for all of the offers (or, you know, just choose go with your favorite theater and forget about the freebie).
Disney has also released a new Rogue One TV spot, this time heavily featuring Darth Vader, or at least, the villain’s infamous breathing. We don’t know how heavily Vader will factor into the plot of Rogue One, but the film has the opportunity to do something that really only Star Wars Rebels has done since the prequels, which is make Vader scary again. The character has been rendered so ubiquitous, especially through merchandising, that his impact has been diminished. The guy is a fearsome villain, and it’s hard to keep that mystique when you are also a spatula.
Check out the new TV spot below. The film opens December 16th and stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker.
Here’s the official Rogue One 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.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.