Disney has released the first “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” TV spot.
The 30-second clip doesn’t feature much new footage, repurposing many of the shots used in previous trailers, but it does debut a new tagline: “Hope begins with a rebellion.”
Set before the events of the original “Star Wars” film, “Rogue One” follows a ragtag band of outlaws who hatch a plan to steal the plans to the Death Star.
The film’s protagonist will be Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a galactic outlaw who has come up against both the Empire and the Rebellion. She is given a chance to clear her record if she assists in stealing the Death Star schematics.
“Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) and stars Jones, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna and Forest Whitaker. Mikkelsen is set to play Erso’s father, a scientist with knowledge crucial to both sides.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on Dec. 16, followed by “Star Wars: Episode VIII” in 2017, and then a standalone Han Solo origin film starring Alden Ehrenreich.