Today, the new and final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped, and it's once again getting people excited.
There's a lot we learned from the trailer, but the most important is that, even without the original and most popular cast, a Star Wars film can still be great. The prequels put doubts in our minds over whether that was possible. The Phantom Menace would have actually been alright had it not been for Jar Jar Binks, who ultimately made it unwatchable, and it's not even worth mentioning the other two.
Rogue One is the first of the Star Wars standalone films, which features 'a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star'.
What's more, among the new lease of life that has been breathed into the original series with Force Awakens, this is a timely throwback that will shed a bit more light on what went on before the original trilogy of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
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The group of rebels who the film revolves around are the ones who paved the way for Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, who eventually destroy the Death Star with the help of the rebellion.
From the trailer we can see lots of explosions and loads of CGI that makes just about anything look mega in a Star Wars film - apart from Anakin Skywalker murdering a load of children.
And hang on a minute, given Darth Vader's obvious non-inclusion in Force Awakens, he's returning to the big screen. It looks like he gets a lot more screen time than those original rumours. As he's probably one of the most famous film villains in history, it's a very exciting prospect to see him back again. Voice by James Earl Jones, no less.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas on December 16 later this year.
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