Friday 23 March 2018

WATCH: Darth Vader returns in latest Rogue One: Star Wars Story trailer

Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Photo: Disney
Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Photo: Disney

The second full-length trailer for Disney's Rogue One: A Star Wars trailer is released.

Directed by Gareth Edwards (who made the 2014 blockbuster Godzilla), Rogue One is set between the events of prequel movie Revenge of The Sith and 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope.

Darth Vader features in the film, and the latest clip closed with the briefest of glimpses of the iconic Star Wars villain.

"I shrieked when Darth Vader showed up at the end. Not exaggerating," one fan tweeted. Another tweeted: "Vader tease was perfect.  I don't need to see anything else before December... You have my $ #RogueOne."

It features Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, a young outcast and thief who's the leader of  Rebel Alliance. The team is tasked with stealing plans for the Death Star - a super weapon being developed by the evil Empire - ahead of the events of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna are amongst her team, with Ben Mendelsohn leading the Imperial charge in response.

A Han Solo stand-alone film, which will follow the smuggler in his early years, is expected in 2018, and will star Hail, Ceasar! star Alden Ehrenreich.

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