The new "Star Wars: Rogue One" trailer and poster have been released. The behind-the-scenes video gave fans an exciting glimpse of what to expect in the highly-anticipated spin-off.
Variety reported that the new "Star Wars: Rogue One" trailer and poster were revealed at the Star Wars Celebration Europe on Friday. The promo material showed more details on the film's story.
The near 3-minute video clip featured snapshots of the movie as well as behind-the-scenes footage and voiceover. The poster, which includes the tagline: "A Rebellion Built on Hope," showed a battle between the Rebels and the Stormtroopers.
The new "Star Wars: Rogue One" poster also showed the massive Death Star fading into the sky. The film is slated for release on Dec. 16.
/FILM noted that no other live-action story from the franchise has been set in a tropical environment. The image showed the fight between the two forces on the ocean with palm trees surrounding it.
Director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and the key cast also gave fans a first look at Darth Vader in the "Star Wars: Rogue One" trailer 2, which premiered a London's ExCel center on Friday.
According to Telegraph, there are six things that were revealed in the new "Star Wars: Rogue One" trailer. First, it confirmed Darth Vader's presence in the story, with legendary actor James Earl Jones lending his voice to the Sith Lord.
The trailer's chase scene was found to be filmed at the Canary Wharf underground station in the London docklands. Also, a part of the film happens in Jedha, a new planet deemed as "the Mecca of Star Wars, where people go on pilgrimages."
The back story of Felicity Jones's character, Jyn Erso, seems to be taken from "Suicide Squad" as previously reported. Her origin is still relatively unknown, though.
"Star Wars: Rogue One" will have a different feel from the classic movies in the franchise. It will be immersive and has been enhanced with today's CGI technology.