The newest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has given fans the much-awaited revelation of Darth Vader. The teaser also reveals there is a bunch of new characters in the upcoming Star Wars film. Now, here's what is currently known about Rogue One trailer, release date and new characters.
During Star Wars Celebration event in London, Lucasfilm and Disney unveiled the latest trailer of their Star Wars film Rogue One. Fans who are present at the event had a rare chance to see the teaser. In addition, viewers watching on the YouTube live stream witnessed Darth Vader's appearance.
Director Gareth Edwards revealed James Earl Jones, who voiced Vader in the original trilogy, returns in the Star Wars franchise. The director also recounted his enjoyable experience while recording Jones's dialogue for the film. The moment the actor said the word "power", the director instantly had "nerdgasm," as per report from Wall Street Journal.
Rogue One is scheduled to hit theaters in December. The happenings in the movie take place just before the events in the first Star Wars film, "A New Hope." It follows the story of Rebel Alliance's attempt to steal the Death Star's blueprint.
Interestingly, Rogue one is the first standalone "Star Wars" film, meaning it does not directly follow the story of the Skywalker family.
The main the character in the new Star Wars is Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), who leads a group of rebels tasked to steal the plans for the Death Star. In an interview with Variety, Jones said her character is a fugitive whose street skills and knowledge into the Galactic underworld puts her on the radar of the Rebellion.
Aside from Jyn Erso, fans also wants to see Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in action. Andor works for the Rebellion in intelligence, and he is the partner of Erso in the galactic heist mission.
Furthermore, there's a bunch of new rebel fighters such as Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker). The former is a blind warrior who believed in the spirituality of The Force, while the latter is a leading member of the Onderon rebels.
For the movie's new villain, Imperial Director Orson Krennic is the high-ranking intelligence officer in the Empire who will join Darth Vader's army. Krennic is portrayed by Ben Mendelsohn.
Watch the latest trailer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story below.