Rebellions, says this new TV spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, are built on hope, and so apparently are publicity campaigns. No sooner had this footage dropped on Youtube this morning than one anxious commenter got right to the point: “Shut up and take my money!” But December 16 will be here soon enough, and fans will then be able to put all the tidbits of information and clues from these trailers and commercials behind them. For now, enjoy this one, above. Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars standalone entry will be released in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
Here’s the logline: “An all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, and the screenplay is by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy.