Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still the talk of the town, but we are now t-minus six weeks away from a brand new Star Wars movie arriving in theaters. Disney is spending millions in pre-advertising for the first standalone Star Wars movie ever, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. That being the said, they are getting ready to unveil a bit of new footage on us come Thanksgiving.
ABC’s official Twitter account recently claimed some new Rogue One footage is coming during their Disney Holiday Celebration. The special is set to be a “new holiday tradition” according to the tweet. But much more importantly, at the very end of the 20-second video included in the tweet, it is revealed that there will be an exclusive look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shown during the special. Specific details and time that the footage will be shown wasn’t declared.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a prequel movie that takes place in the time between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope, and tells the story of how the Rebels got their hands on the plans for the Empire’s planet sized weapon, The Death Star. The band of Rebels tasked with stealing the plans is being led by Jyn Erso, who is being played by Felicity Jones. She is accompanied by a mixed bag of rag-tag Rebels who are trying to secure the plans so that the Rebel Alliance can destroy the Empire’s new, deadly weapon.
Star Wars fans are most excited for Rouge One due to the fact that the original Darth Vader will be a big part of the films action.
Showbiz Spy caught up with director Gareth Edwards, and he is telling us: “Fans will not be disappointed with the connected storyline
Star Wars has released two official trailers thus far, and from what we can see, this is playing up to be one hell of a next few years for Star Wars fans around the world!