A new Star Wars: Rogue One trailer has just been released, and it teases at the return of Vader. For those who haven’t been following the story, this stand alone film follows the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes featurette.
“The timeline allows Edwards [director] to riff on familiar iconography and designs, and from the Rebel Base to the Stormtroopers Rogue One almost looks like it will be a love letter to the ’70s feel of the original – no surprise, given Edwards’ own well-known fandom. The reveal in today’s trailer also echoes the same kind of marketing strategy used for The Force Awakens, when audiences were given their first look at Han Solo in the “Chewie, we’re home” closer in that film’s second teaser,” reports The Verge.