The new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here
, revealing a surprising amount of plot details. Gareth Edwards' film, which has been plagued by rumors of last-second reshoots and even losing composer Alexandre Desplat at the last moment, has the burden of being the first Star Wars
movie not focused on the Skywalker clan. It's also set in the past, taking place just before the events in Star Wars: A New Hope
Before today's trailer, we didn't really know why the Rebellion would chose Jyn Erso, a rogue played by Felicity Jones
, to lead a squad of commandos to get the Death Star plans. Now we know. Her father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), played an important role in building the battle station. We also found out in an international trailer
that he was the one who sent the message to the Rebellion, informing them of the Death Star.
for a look at some of the key moments in the trailer. (YouTube/Star Wars)