Along with the new trailer, Disney has released 13 new Rogue One images. While Darth Vader features only briefly in the new trailer (which gives me hope that the new movie won’t overuse him or lean too heavily on the famous character), we do get a thrilling glimpse of the beloved villain, and it’s in a very cool shot that’s included in one of these high-res images.
What you can also see from these images is that director Gareth Edwards has very consciously tried to give his film a different aesthetic than the Star Wars films in the main saga. While there is some variation between the prequels, the originals, and The Force Awakens, they pretty much cohere together in terms of style. Rogue One, on the other hand, clearly takes place in the Star Wars universe, but with a completely different approach to framing and composition. I can’t imagine any of the other Star Wars movies showing the Death Star the way Edwards does here, and it makes me excited to experience his vision for the Star Wars universe.
Check out the 13 new images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 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.