Must Watch: Second Trailer Arrives for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

August 11, 2016
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"I fear nothing. All is as the Force wills it." Disney + LucasFilm have unveiled the second trailer for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first spin-off in the Star Wars universe, in theaters this December. A short teaser showed during Star Wars Celebration in London and this new full-length trailer first aired during NBC's Olympics coverage. Starring Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, plus 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 seriously looks amazing and I love how much this feels like it's a part of the original trilogy, yet still seems like something completely fresh. All this footage makes me happy. So many new characters to meet!

Here's the second trailer for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, direct from YouTube:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

You can still watch the first teaser trailer for Rogue One here, to compare the footage from these trailers.

"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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I agree with you, it does feel fresh. But it also doesn't feel like it's trying too hard. It seems like it's character driven and not effects driven. I am not blown away but I don't have to be because I will be there opening night with an open mind.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 11, 2016


What is this rationality, Jon??? Stop it or people will see that you are in fact a human being!!~

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


That might be the prettiest movie trailer I've ever seen. Goosebumps all over my arms and even legs. I wasn't over the top excited for Rogue One before, but now I am.

gjbender1 on Aug 11, 2016


TFA, let's be honest, was forgettable IMO. It was boring, flat and a lame attempt of a reboot. Not a real sequel in my book. But i get why people liked it. I just didn't. And i saw it 4 times. The last BR viewing made it clear that it was a forgettable experience. Rogue one looks very interesting. It looks good and im dying to hear what Desplat will do with the score. What im saying, this looks better than TFA. Lets hope it is.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 11, 2016


TFA was mediocre at best.

Bob on Aug 11, 2016


We agree on something!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 11, 2016


TFA was clearly unforgettable for you since. Maybe thats why you watched it 4 times? you kept forgetting you watched it. 🙂

Seb on Aug 11, 2016


You gotta try harder to look witty. You don't. I've watched it a few times with different friends, my dad and lastly on a borrowed BR. With each viewing the movie got worse. But please, since you like mediocre movie making, knock yourself the fuck out.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 11, 2016


They are all forgettable if you compare the whole franchise with classical movies. And we don't do that since that would be mixing wrong ideas of the movie. TFA was nothing special, I agree, but was definitely forgettable as any of Lucas' ones. Some might be better in some respect, definitely, but not so much as to make some less memorable and others not. There are no so big differences ...

shiboleth on Aug 12, 2016


I saw it 3 times in theatres. No idea what you're talking about.

ragethorn on Aug 12, 2016


I enjoyed it thoroughly as well. I think the only ones who really didn't like are the ones who write comments...LOL (joke).

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


It was horrible. You clearly have low expectations.

Bob on Aug 13, 2016


Nah, it wasn't that bad. It was not "great" though. 7/10

Henry Willis on Aug 13, 2016


And Alex is right, it looks completely retro. Even the Star Destroyers look like models. (Even tho its CG). Hopefully Vader has more screen time than Skywalker did in TFA. 🙂

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 11, 2016


Nothing about them looked like models. That was some amazing CG.

Bob on Aug 11, 2016


oh my god. That was my f*** point. Director said in an interview that it was important to him that the ships looked like the ones in ANH. All of the ships in ANH were models. If you watch ROTJ, the end space battle sequence looks still better than any CG out there today. So for them to get CG so far to look like realistic 'models' is a GOOD thing. Does that make sense?

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 11, 2016


It makes sense to me. The space battles in ROTJ are still amazing. It's incredible how the eye can see that the craft on the screen is physical rather than rendered but somehow it can. And hence the space battles with actual physical models in TESB and ROTJ still look way better than anything that were in the first three CG overload prequels. Skimming over the surface of the new Death Star before sweeping up and into the shaft in ROTJ or even better the spinning Falcon hurtling up towards the screen as the two Star Destroyers collide beneath it are still the standout FX shots for me from Star Wars.

Payne by name on Aug 12, 2016


"Even the Star Destroyers look like models" No they don't.

Bob on Aug 13, 2016


I hope they give him one amazing mic drop scene and that's it.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


Great trailer! So glad they're exploring this aspect of it all. And that last shot gave me chills.

grimjob on Aug 11, 2016


For me this is shaping up to be the first REAL Star Wars movie since Disney bought it. TFA was really mediocre and pretty much butchered the Star Wars universe and storyline. One of the most overrated movies ever and is probably the worst of all 7 movies.

Bob on Aug 11, 2016


Which parts do you think butchered the entire storyline? TFA isn't the best, but I think it's gotten most of its accolades because it brought back that classic Star Wars look and feel. It was definitely a rehash of Ep 4, but after the completely ridiculous backlash the prequels received, they had to play it safe. It's a drag, but I get that. I think for most of us who grew up with the original trilogy, TFA succeeded in bringing us back to that grimy, used world we love so much. But also, I think it introduced some great characters. I love all the Star Wars films, even with their flaws. Some just have more than others.

grimjob on Aug 11, 2016


I'll say it, you don't kill off characters like Han Solo who make the grime work. Lucas was always into mechanics and motorsports and the like, as such Star Wars was originally a glorified, AWESOME, space garage to tinker with, and Harrison was the perfect mechanic, and although the main arc was never about him, he has always, felt to me the center piece, and grounding of what really makes Star Wars work so well. Rey comes pretty darn close, love her character, but will definitely miss Ford in the sequels.

ET451 on Aug 12, 2016


Ford wanted Han Solo to die in Jedi. He thought it would have been a perfect way to finish his character's arc, sacrificing himself for the greater good. I wouldn't be surprised if Ford agreed to come back only if they killed off Solo. Besides, the man is like 74. Solo can't live forever, it would have happened regardless. The way they did it was very touching and will have a very large impact on the story to come. The only thing I hated about that was the way Leia snubbed Chewie afterward. That could have been a very powerful scene, instead she cries with someone she's never met. Well, assumingly never met...

grimjob on Aug 12, 2016


Totally right one here, grimmy. People are effing crazy to say THE FORCE AWAKENED sucked. It served the purpose it was designed for.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


I agree. Really hoping that they have the courage to be a bit grittier and edgier. Wow, me with intelligent new stuff rather than relying on short term welcoming nostalgia.

Payne by name on Aug 12, 2016


TFA was a fantastic movie considering what it needed to live up to. In comparison to the shit fucking films that were released this summer TFA puts them all to shame. Gareth Edwards is a fucking awesome director and master story teller. They picked the right person to direct a movie like this. We all know how this will end but I am fascinated to watch the story unfold. It looks FUCKING great. Desplat will live up to the John Williams expectations. Brilliant composer. Cant wait!

Seb on Aug 11, 2016


Oh. Hell. Yeah. That wasn't a very good Vader reveal (especially after hearing about the one they got at Celebration), but oh hell yeah. I am excite.

Lar Rackell on Aug 11, 2016


Going back in time and not having gone behind the mask in Star Wars does rather wonderfully allow us to see Vader again. And who doesn't want that. This does look really good though I am a little worried about the reports that Disney might have bottled it and carried out hasty reshoots to tone down the films darker edges. It's fine having the main 7, 8 and 9 as being more kid friendly but if Disney want to grow the franchise, having alternative darker films is what they need to offer greater range and variety. TFA was safe but in hindsight a little disappointing. I appreciate why Abrams played it safe but watching it again after buying it on Blu Ray, I did have to concede that it isn't that great of a film.

Payne by name on Aug 12, 2016


I agree TFA played it safe but I disagree that it wasn't a great film. So much love in that movie.

ragethorn on Aug 12, 2016


I guess Disney wasn't happy when they realized that this movie was about a suicide mission where everybody dies. Also, in the Star Wars continuity, this film takes place in one of the darkest times - the Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire is enslaving's basically Nazi Germany in space.

TheOct8pus on Aug 12, 2016


And hence the perfect antidote to TFA. The dark side to the light. The main audience for Star Wars have grown up. Disney could try to reflect this for once.

Payne by name on Aug 12, 2016


Personally, THE FORCE AWAKENS gets by on the strong performances of all the actors. Revisiting A NEW HOPE you can see how crap Hamil and company were.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher was the weakest of TFA. They didn't give her much to do to begin with. She's even said she was unhappy with her performance in this one. And I've already said it, but she could have had one of the best scenes in the franchise if they had just written her a grieving scene with Chewie. I'm still pissed about that.

grimjob on Aug 12, 2016


Yes, there was very little usage of Chewie. He should have a. gone mental and taken out a load of stormtroopers in full blown woodies rage and then b. have a good grieving scene with Leia. It seems foolish to write in the death of such a major character and then not use it as a device to generate other, greater scenes.

Payne by name on Aug 13, 2016


Exactly, and considering their history, you'd think both of your points would have been obvious. And fun to write.

grimjob on Aug 13, 2016


Happily, one bad does not always spoil the bunch.

DAVIDPD on Aug 13, 2016


Very true.

grimjob on Aug 13, 2016


Also, it allows some creatures/robots/characters to show up in the newest films as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see that robot found all broken up and out of commission in Episode 8 or 9.

Henry Willis on Aug 13, 2016


Can't wait to see Dark Fader again.

Carpola on Aug 12, 2016


Man that's not cool. They will make me watch Star Wars film again. Those movies are, and I stay with that, some best of mindless fun there is. I saw all of them in the movie theater (yeah, I am that old) and this one will not be the exception...

shiboleth on Aug 12, 2016


They're really twisting your arm here.....

TheOct8pus on Aug 12, 2016


What can I say, it's tough all over ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Aug 12, 2016


I hope the main character has more personality than they've shown in the trailers.

Bl00dwerK on Aug 12, 2016


Where's the heart of the picture? It may be in there, but making these stories feels like a cash grab by Disney, let's please the investors, ruining what was great independent art at one time, and as such not much different than the complaints about the prequels. That being said, I'm most certainly going to watch and find something to love, STAR WARS is awesome, but always better with good heart-felt story telling, connection is key!

ET451 on Aug 12, 2016


I was wondering that myself. Everything seems so dour, and the characters (other than MAYBE Felicity Jones) seem pretty one dimentional...but I'm keeping my hopes up, as this is just a teaser, and the movie hasn't been finished yet.

TheOct8pus on Aug 12, 2016


Felicity Jones is the only thing about this that worries me. Her delivery of her lines in what we've seen so far is godawful. But, it's early yet.

grimjob on Aug 12, 2016


Again, I think we should all remember these are trailers, not films. Let's wait a bit before jumping to conclusions. I understand your measuredness and actually appreciate it, ET.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


of course its a cash grab. Why else would they buy the rights for 4 BILLION dollars?? After this is release they will have broken even on that deal and the rest is all profits for the next 100 years.

Henry Willis on Aug 13, 2016


Do they all die in the end? Anyway, the cinematography looks great. Everything is so palpable and the light looks natural in most of the scenes. About the plot, though, we'll just have to see....

TheOct8pus on Aug 12, 2016


Who cares if they do? It wouldn't matter anyway because the story is over with this one film.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


Yeah, but I think Disney feels like that kind of ending is too grim, hence the reshoots

TheOct8pus on Aug 13, 2016


If course they all die in the end. From being old ...

shiboleth on Aug 12, 2016

54 a magical land with a castle and all they could ever want.

TheOct8pus on Aug 13, 2016


And what more could you desire, right?

shiboleth on Aug 13, 2016


Where is the magic from the first trailer? This is disappointing and looks if they copied the first original.

ari smulders on Aug 12, 2016


What? If you have the time, could you elaborate a little more? I do not get how it looks like the first original. I an neutrally curious.

DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


I had a deja vu watching the trailer,looks the same as the orginal one...

ari smulders on Aug 13, 2016


Stop competing with Bo

Bob on Aug 13, 2016



DAVIDPD on Aug 12, 2016


I really don't understand why Star Wars is so great??? The sci fi space opera genre has been beaten to death in the last forty or fifty years since the first Star Trek in the 1960s (not Star Wars). Just what do you people find so great about these *NEW* Star Wars movies? Just what do you find so original or appealing in this NEW movies??? Please.... can someone....for the love of God....please have mercy on me and care to enlighten me??? Thank you very much.

boball on Aug 12, 2016


0/10 troll job

Bob on Aug 13, 2016


Please, anyone?

boball on Aug 14, 2016


Hope Disney didn't eff it up...

cuckoozey on Aug 12, 2016


Like they did with TFA? Yeah, I agree.

Bob on Aug 13, 2016


TFA was pretty good a solid 7/10 but nothing great.

Henry Willis on Aug 13, 2016


I'm interested. But if Disney keeps churning these out every year, my interest will wane.

Quanah on Aug 13, 2016


The music is epic.

Xerxexx on Aug 14, 2016


seems like more of the same to me (not trying to troll, just concerned)

Joker's hideout on Aug 15, 2016

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