"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" director Gareth Edwards appeared on "The Star Wars Show" today, and he had two important reveals for fans. The first was that a trailer is set to drop tomorrow, and the second was one we could obsess over immediately: the film's theatrical poster.
Edwards showed off the new poster, which features Felicity Jones as protagonist Jyn Erso. Her co-stars appear as well, as the show's hosts were quick to note. They also oohed and aahed over the texture detailing on Jyn and the familiar, ominous face lurking behind her. (Oh, hi, Darth Vader.) The poster quickly spread across the internet, especially among the social media masses.
The poster is great to see, of course, but the trailer should be even better. It will show the "Rogue One" cast in action, which includes Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
The film takes place 19 years after the Galactic Empire was formed and follows the story of how the Death Star came into the rebels' control. We'll get a closer look when the trailer hits tomorrow -- and, of course, when "Rogue One" premieres on Dec. 16.
Watch the full episode of "The Star Wars Show" to see the reveal.
[via: The Star Wars Show]
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