Trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which premiered during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.

More information has been pouring out about the "sacred" world of Jedha, where much of the story in Rogue One takes place. During  a recent interview with EW, director Gareth Edwards had this to say about the planet...

"The Force is basically in Star Wars like a religion, and they’re losing their faith in the period that we start the movie. We were trying to find a physical location we could go to that would speak to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing. It got embodied in this place we called Jedha. It’s a place where people who believe in the Force would go on a pilgrimage. It was essentially taken over by the Empire. It’s an occupied territory… for reasons we probably can’t reveal. There’s something very important in Jedha that serves both the Jedi and the Empire. It felt very much like something we could relate to in the real world."

For reasons you can't reveal? Love the secrecy...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Screencap

It only took a few seconds for me to fall in love with the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Time and time again, these previews at least suggest that we are going to be some of the franchise's classic themes that we've come to know and love. But splash on a bit more darkness.

Unlike the first previews for the film, this is the most dialogue we have seen by far. Top that off with tons of visual effects that do refreshingly seem a whole lot "darker" than any Star Wars installment we have seen before.

And how can a trailer such as this end? I don't want to ruin it, but once you hear the breathing you'll know.

Duration
1 min 59 sec

Views
161,128

Posted On
August 11, 2016
Director
Gareth Edwards

Writer
John Knoll

Studio
Walt Disney Pictures

Release
December 16, 2016
Cast
Felicity Jones
Diego Luna
Ben Mendelsohn
Donnie Yen
Jiang Wen
Trailer Tracks
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