Disney and Lucasfilm released an Olympic-sized Star Wars TV spot Thursday—with the one and only Darth Vader!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on Dec. 16, and the franchise's fans are eager for something—anything!—that will tide them over until its release. Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and Donnie Yen make up the film's cast, while Gareth Edwards serves as its director. A 15-second teaser hit the Internet Tuesday, which followed the initial trailer's release in April.
Plot details are being kept under wraps (per usual), though some managed to emerge over the summer. Now, E! News is sharing five things to know about the plot, the production and more.
1. The opening crawl may be missing. Ever since the first film in the series, Star Wars: A New Hope, was released in 1977, its sequels have followed suit by setting the scene using the same storytelling device. "The crawl and some of those elements live so specifically within the 'saga' films that we are having a lot of discussion about what will define the [stand-alone] Star Wars stories separate and apart from the saga films," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told Entertainment Weekly in a June cover story. "So we're right in the middle of talking about that."