Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer reveals big plot twists

May the Force be with Felicity Jones...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Stormtroopers
Stormtroopers march A scene from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Image Picture Lucasfilm/Disney

You wait for one Star Wars movie then two come along at once.

Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a new Rogue One trailer has arrived to get fans amped up for further adventures in a galaxy far, far away.

The first major Star Wars spin-off movie to hit the big screen – the Holiday Special couldn’t cut it – Rogue One centres on a ragtag group of Rebel fighters on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star before the events of A New Hope.

Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) leads the crew, but this fresh trailer cut for Japanese Star Wars fans reveals that it’s her father, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), who sent out the message about an imminent weapons test from the Death Star.

Was it transmitted on purpose? Was it an accident? Is he having second thoughts about his part in the Empire?

We won’t know for sure until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in cinemas this December. Seeing as the Star Wars saga has long been about fathers and their offspring, expect this relationship to get tested to the limit.

Speaking of familial problems, stay tuned to the very end of this teaser to see a wheezing, black-suited intergalactic bastard in needs of redemption through his son. You’ll know him when you see him…

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