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Published On: Tue, Apr 12th, 2016

‘Rogue One’ teaser, photos gives fans first full look at this year’s new ‘Star Wars’ film

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first film for Lucasfilm’s massively successful franchise to not center on the Skywalkers, Jedi and overall direction of the conflict, instead focusing on the rebels battling the Empire.

Rogue-One-A-Star-Wars-Story-logoIn the new teaser, fans get a sneak peak at the Death Star, Star Destroyers, AT-AT Walkers and Stormtroopers, but also a young Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly), a central rebel character created for 1983’s Return of the Jedi who also appeared in episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Check out the full clip below the batch of photos.

Like Force Awakens, Rogue One will have a strong female lead, this time Felicity Jones playing a new character named Jyn Erso. Erso is key to the rebels’ plan to steal the Death Star plans, the same plans carried by Princess Leia in the opening of A New Hope.

An appearance by Darth Vader seems likely, but no Han, Luke or typical lightsaber battles are expected. Forest Whitaker takes center stage as a mysterious character and Jones will be join by a new batch of actors primed for stardom: Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed and Diego Luna.

Ben Mendelsohn is the new character walking in the long white cape. The was no reveal of Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen and little else in the way of plot.

Fans get their yearly dose of Star Wars as Rogue One arrives in theaters on December 16, 2016.

Diego Luna in Star Wars Rogue One

Diego Luna

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Donnie Yen) Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm LFL

Donnie Yen

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(Jiang Wen)Ph: Film Frame©Lucasfilm LFL

Jiang Wen

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(Felicity Jones)Ph: Film Frame©Lucasfilm LFL Felicity Jones in Star Wars Rogue One Forest Whitaker in Star Wars Rogue One Star Wars Rogue One rebels going to fight

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    […] the closer look reveals a squadron of Death Troopers, which fans saw in the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer. Also clear is a good look at the film’s new class of AT-AT’s called AT-ACT which stands for […]

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