Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the space saga’s first anthology film that focuses on the events leading up to the 1977 classic, has unveiled its final trailer ahead of its December 16th release.
While many of the film’s key details and surprises were unveiled in prior teasers – the return of Darth Vader and the film’s eclectic group of Rebellion fighters – the final preview unveils the massive Death Star, the planet-destroying weapon that the Rogue One team are tasked with finding a means to destroy.
In contrast to the grim tone of Rogue One‘s previous trailers that painted the film as a suicide mission, the latest preview adds some levity to the sci-fi epic, with K-2SO, an android voiced by Alan Tudyk, providing some unexpected humor. Even a confrontation with a seemingly unstoppable AT-ACT Walker coaxes some laughs from the Rogue One crew.
The trailer also opens with a mother telling her daughter to “Trust the force,” which harkens back to the climatic scene in the original Star Wars where Luke Skywalker destroys the Death Star.
Rogue One is the first Star Wars anthology film, with a movie centering on a young Han Solo set to follow in 2018; in between, Episode VIII arrives in 2017. Producers recently announced plans for a third standalone Star Wars film, but that blockbuster’s focus has not been revealed.
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