Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

April 7, 2016
Source: Disney

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"What will you do when they catch you?" It's time! Disney has finally unveiled the official teaser trailer for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the very first spin-off set in the Star Wars universe developed after Lucasfilm was bought by Disney. Last year we got The Force Awakens, this year it's Rogue One. Starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Jonathan Aris, Riz Ahmed & Alan Tudyk, Rogue One is about a group of rebels who set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. This is only the first teaser, so don't expect too much to be revealed, but they do show quite a bit and it looks amazing. Love the music, all the visuals, bring it on.

Here's the first teaser trailer for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, via Disney's YouTube:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe," says Kathleen Kennedy. Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. It's being directed by English filmmaker Gareth Edwards, of the movies Monsters and Godzilla previously. The screenplay is credited to Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Golden Compass, Cinderella) based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. Disney will release Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters everywhere starting December 16th, 2016 this year. For even more Star Wars updates, click here. You in?

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wooooow that looks awesome

Estik Mancilla on Apr 7, 2016


Love it!!!!

Beru on Apr 7, 2016


Will the goodie become a baddie? Oooooooooh. But lets get to the important stuff, how many new toys can I get from this movie for my chubby little man cave?

Carpola on Apr 7, 2016


how can you talk about toys? this is serious - many Bothans died to bring you this trailer. mind you, if they have *Bothan* toys...

son_et_lumiere on Apr 7, 2016


hehehe, it's all about the toys and the theme park rides. 😉

Carpola on Apr 8, 2016


I would have preferred a more intimate heist-film, but I'm very excited for some (actually) new stories in the SW-universe. Especially this one. Also, Felicity Jones looks like she might be a bad-ass character.

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 7, 2016


Explain what you mean by 'more intimate heist'?

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016


A small team trying to pull of a difficult secret heist - which would mean the focus is more on small actions with high tension rather than epic conflict.

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 7, 2016


Nice thought, but that would mean Disney/Lucasfilm would have to abandon the whole epic scope massive war backdrop that made them a zillion dollars in the previous movies. If it's going to be a grittier "grunt" level war movie with a bunch of flawed "specialists" brought together by a rebellion that has to use the volunteers they can get, I'm okay with it.

Kenneth on Apr 7, 2016


True. It also occurred to me that maybe a more concentrated heist film wouldn't make much use of the Star Wars universe's best and most recognizable elements.

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 8, 2016


They are a small team (count em) and it is a secret heist. Obviously this is star wars so yes at some point it will get Epic. If you notice at the end of the teaser she's wearing an Empire outfit. Meaning she will sneak in so there you will get your tension stuff taken care of.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016


The vibe is just different from something I would have preferred. Still looks fun to me, but in a somewhat different way is all.

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 8, 2016


I was also expecting something more like a spy movie. But hopefully this is a bit more original and different than Force Awakens. (not bashing FA)

ProjectionistHP on Apr 7, 2016


The only thing wrong with FA was uninspired story, I agree.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 7, 2016


Hey, for me it looks like STAR WARS with a dollop of THE DIRTY DOZEN and THE GUNS OF NAVARONE...and that's not a bad thing at all, in my view.

Scopedog on Apr 7, 2016


THIS is how teaser trailers should look like! After a while a properly executed pitch. Well done guys, well done! Excited for December!!!

Joe Kundlak on Apr 7, 2016


Sweet jesus!

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Apr 7, 2016


I get they wanna be different with no Jedi and it makes sense since Anakin killed pretty much all of them in Episode III but Obi-Wan is still alive and very young.. so you're trying to tell me he would not be involved in any form or fashion with trying to steal the death star plans and stop Vader?

steve on Apr 7, 2016


He went into no.

TheOct8pus on Apr 7, 2016


....also it's highly rumored that Darth Vader will be showing up to kick some there's your lightsaber action....

TheOct8pus on Apr 7, 2016


No, he's watching over Luke on Tatooine. Also why would you think Obi Wan was very young? Your timeline is way off. These events take place not too long before Star Wars so he wouldn't be much younger than he is in the original film. I'm pretty sure the film will end off with Leia getting the plans. As far as Jedi go, I'm thinking the old man who had the map to Luke from the beginning of the Force Awakens might play a part in this film as his younger self. He striked me as possibly once being a Jedi.

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


Forest looks amazing. Can't wait to see what Mads is doing.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 7, 2016


him and Donnie are highlights

Have Hope on Apr 7, 2016


It looks great Jon, didn't expect it all!

ari smulders on Apr 7, 2016


neither did I. I am one of the few who really enjoyed Godzilla but i didnt have high hopes for this until now.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 7, 2016


I also liked Godzilla. A lot.

grimjob on Apr 7, 2016


I'll third that sentiment

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


Yes one of the few! 🙂

ari smulders on Apr 7, 2016


That little bit of dialogue from Forest had so much conviction, it may turn out to be one of his best performances ever (including his future) and at the right time!

Whichhalfofthewit on Apr 7, 2016


The AT-AT battle looks pretty badass.... Needs more Jar-Jar though....

TheOct8pus on Apr 7, 2016


Oh baby, just you shut your mouth.

grimjob on Apr 7, 2016


Meesa tinkin you smoke too much space-spliff?

Taternuts222 on Apr 8, 2016


You'sa correct....meesa smokin' da space doober

TheOct8pus on Apr 8, 2016


Ben Mendelsohn looks amazing! Donnie Yen too. Excited to see what role Mads has. I'm pumped all over again. I absolutely love that we going to get this feeling every year for the foreseeable future? Yay!!!

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


Shit this looks good. I love the way they combined two different star wars themes with the soundtrack. Amazing. I also love that theyre willing to make these movies with almost no A-listers. Also, I hate to be that guy who overanalyzes the new star wars trailer for bullshit that isnt there, but if you guys put on headphones and listen at like 1:27, when he says "what will you become," do you hear that really subtle Darth Vader breath???

jay on Apr 7, 2016


Yes, heard it. I'd be surprised if Vader doesn't show up in this.

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


I think its part JJs influence(the way he finds unknowns and makes them known) and part the fact that you dont need big actors when the brand star wars sells itself. Just because they arent going after big names doesnt mean they arent going after talent. Forest and Mads and Donnie are all as talented as any A lister.

Jon Odishaw on Apr 8, 2016


Looks good...but so did the Godzilla trailer which turned out not so good. So is every character lead in the new Star Wars future slate of films going to be the same white woman? What happened to diversity?

Have Hope on Apr 7, 2016


Oh c'mon? Don't start with the race crap. Sure the lead is a white woman but the rest of her crew couldn't be more diverse. Black, Hispanic, Chinese, Middle Eastern. Plus, Ep. 7 had a black male lead. Don't make problems where there isn't one.

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


Hey, I would just like diversity to include asian and black female leads, it's only been white females so far, which isn't diverse or different anymore

Have Hope on Apr 7, 2016


I get it. But having a female lead was a big jump from the first 3 which were completely male dominated. Even the prequels didn't have many prominent female characters. But I'm sure sure you'll get your wish at some point.

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


Same here. But I don't want them acting like Rey and this woman are great leaps forward in diversity. There white women who look like models in a lot of films and tv shows as leads now.

Have Hope on Apr 7, 2016


Indeed. I'd like to see more Jawas and more Bith. Notice how those guys don't ever get speaking roles? Just clicks and whistles and some snazzy music. And don't get me started on the token Wookie!

Taternuts222 on Apr 8, 2016


Dude just STFU. /rolls eyes

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016


I saw a rumor that Jyn Erso might "become" Phasma?

mykeknight on Apr 7, 2016


Hadn't heard that one. But seeing as the trailer ended with her in a storm trooper outfit, I doubt they'd make it that obvious. Plus if they ever plan on showing Phasma with her helmet off, Gwendoline and Felicity look nothing alike.

David Diaz on Apr 7, 2016


It's so stupid kinda like before TFA people said Rylo Ren=Luke. Gwendoline is 2 heads taller than 5'3 Jyn so that alone makes this rumor invalid.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016


True dat.

Scopedog on Apr 7, 2016


first few scenes thought mew, nope not for me, but than they kicked up the pacing with a promising soundscore and i was sold... looks unexpectedly very good... on my list!

ari smulders on Apr 7, 2016


Mucho exciting. I was disappointed with Godzilla, so fingers crossed that Gareth can raise his game for this.

Payne by name on Apr 7, 2016


YESSS! Love seeing the classic stormtroopers again! Also, motherfuckin Donnie Yen!

grimjob on Apr 7, 2016



Higgens on Apr 7, 2016


Donnie Yen in a SW movie. I thought I'd never see the day. This looks good. However, Godzilla was absolute garbage. How someone get a gig like SW after making such a turd (Ok it made money because of its name) is beyond me. But I do believe in RO story. Very cool . Cast looks invested. Im in.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016


yes Godzilla was one big load of to much cgi... worthless...

ari smulders on Apr 7, 2016


We agree on something. Hell is freezing 😉

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016


We agree on allot of things Sascha 🙂

ari smulders on Apr 7, 2016


Godzilla had its moments, it sure wasn't garbage. Monster was pretty good too. Gareth has gifts as director, haven't just nailed anything yet...

ProjectionistHP on Apr 7, 2016


It sure was in my opinion. Pure and simple cinema garbage. But you know One man's trash is another man's treasure. So knock yourself out.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016

59 no...godzilla... Looks like they are going to get the rest of the money after I joked that TFA will make all of the money. What are they going to do with all that money, build their own Death that they got the plans?

Whichhalfofthewit on Apr 7, 2016


Wouldn't that be cool though. You can either go onto the Pirates of the Caribbean, or go on the DEATH STAR!!!!! Make it happen Disney.

Quanah on Apr 8, 2016


Monsters was very interesting movie, but Godzilla wasn't so bad either. Definitely much better than that atrocious version with Matthew Broderick.

shiboleth on Apr 7, 2016


Well, at least you're giving it a chance. I disagree with you about GODZILLA, but hell, film is art, and art is subjective--and that means we'll all have differences of opinion. And I agree about the cast--hell, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Felicity Jones? I'm in.

Scopedog on Apr 7, 2016


Godzilla was so disappointing. A boring and forgettable piece of shit! I hope Rogue One delivers. Don't fuck it up, Gareth Edwards!

BlubberNugget on Apr 7, 2016


Holy shit. I just realized that those shadow troopers that quick scene is them killing Luke's Aunt and uncle maybe? You can clearly see one of the farming poles in the BG and its burning. Maybe towards the end of RO after they stole the plans? It would be amazing to see that!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Apr 7, 2016



MAWG on Apr 7, 2016


If all these Star wars movies are goingto look like this, I'm happy that disney will milk my money for the next years to come with these... And dat score... Excellent

ProjectionistHP on Apr 7, 2016


Yes the score is spot on...

ari smulders on Apr 8, 2016


I wonder if one must get some master degree in making star wars movies since this starts to look like standard procedure to make all star wars movie to look alike if not same. Other than that, I like seeing Forest Whitaker ...

shiboleth on Apr 7, 2016



RAW_D on Apr 7, 2016


Dark. Foreboding; yet, looks earnest from all those involved. I look forward to this.

Quanah on Apr 7, 2016


Looks great and I love the fact that it stays true to the original movies. Great to see Donnie Yen giving hollywood another shot too. I loved the Force Awakens but I've got a funny feeling I just might like this one more.

TK on Apr 7, 2016


Nailing It on every level. I know a lot of people will be irked with Jones taking center stage in this trailer, but they said it will be an ensemble piece. I am pumped for the minor characters: Donnie Yen, Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk!!~

DAVIDPD on Apr 7, 2016


Donnie Yen jedi style or not bad ass.

Jim Dawkins on Apr 7, 2016


This almost looks better than TFA. Love the throwback uniforms and vehicles! Can't wait for bigger nerds than me to give the full half-hour breakdown of the trailer on Youtube.

Taternuts222 on Apr 8, 2016


Looks intriguing. The lead actress seems to the the Rogue One, since she has only One look for her character.

capitandelespacio on Apr 8, 2016


A lot of commentary about G. Edwards directing this after Godzilla. Star Wars is a multi-billion dollar industry far beyond what it was before managed by the powerhouse Disney. There will be more Star Wars films then we can handle, and there's only a limited number of directors to choose from. You can't have the same 3-4 directors pumping out a Star Wars film every year. If you think you'll be unsatisfied with some of the directing choices now, just wait until 10 years from now when most of these current directors will long since desire to get away from the money machine called Disney and direct something of there own volition. When that happens, the choices might be limited in the world of directors, especially if the new up-and-coming directors become influenced by this current group to stay away from the franchise due to Disney control over storylines, characters, shot selection, actors/actresses, etc. Personally, I'm just going to try and enjoy what is happening now. Who knows what the future may hold.

Quanah on Apr 8, 2016


well said...

ari smulders on Apr 8, 2016


You can always attract the most artistic and brilliant directors to make huge budget movies like Star Wars. Why? Because making Spartacus for the studio is how Kubrick paid for the project HE wanted to make after. You want artistic freedom? Do a Star Wars and then you can do anything you want!

bumboclot on Apr 14, 2016


I mean, hell freaking yes. That cast. That director. That franchise. Stoked.

Lar Rackell on Apr 12, 2016

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