In the latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released today during ABC’s Good Morning America, we have even more teased scenes that make it impossible not to get excited for this incredible looking film. Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) is tapped to lead a dangerous mission, and Forest Whitaker never looked better as an old rogue. And check out the new movie poster. Count the good guys. Is this going to be another The Magnificent Seven/Seven Samurai inspired film? The original Star Wars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress.
And Darth Vader, no longer hidden as another villain to the new story of Star Wars’ past. But something tells us that appearance is going to be similar to Mark Hamill’s brief return as Luke Skywalker in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
But be warned: The newest Star Wars entry fills in the remaining plot points, gives a clear look at Mads Mikkelsen’s key role in the story, provides more looks at costumes and landscapes, and introduces a few new characters, including what appears to be Eunice Olumide as a Rebel leader, more AT-STs, Death Star shots, and more Vader.
Check out the latest trailer for the next big Star Wars flick:
Seven Samurai again meets Hidden Fortress in the next Star Wars roller coaster ride.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters December 16, 2016.