But before all that can happen, Jyn needs to assemble her crew, and we see her meet all the key characters that will assist in her mission: Whitaker, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, and a friendly-but-overly-blunt android voiced by Alan Tudyk. The latter character gives off shades of C-3PO as he woefully declares that Jyn and her fellow rebels have a "97.6 percent chance of failure" on their mission.
We have a sneaking suspicion that everything will work out alright for this rag-tag crew -- though facing down villains like Ben Mendelsohn's Director Orson Krennic (glimpsed here in some ominous shots) and the iconic Darth Vader (voiced by the returning legend James Earl Jones, and viewed ever-so-briefly doing some of signature heavy breathing for few seconds at the tail end of the trailer) certainly won't be easy.
"Are you with me?" Jyn asks her team.
"All the way," Luna's character replies.
We're in, too.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters on December 16.
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Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance. Read More