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The Hype for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Begins

We’re just over a month away from the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and that means it’s time to wallow in all the incredible promotional materials coming out.

First up, there’s a new thirty-second TV spot titled “Together.” Though there isn’t a ton of new footage that wasn’t already visible in the full-length trailers for Rogue One, there are some glimpses of battle scenes that haven’t been seen before. Given the shorter length of the spot, it also crams a lot of action into a short amount of time, showing off the intensity of the newest Star Wars flick.

In addition to the TV spot, there are also a couple new international posters. These are the banner-style posters that wind up on billboards and the sides of buses rather than the vertical ones that hang outside the movie theaters.

The first one shows a bunch of stormtroopers working their way through knee-high water as the Death Star hovers ominously in the background.

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Here come the stormtroopers!

The second poster is somewhat of a mirror of the first, indicating that the two sides are about to clash into battle. However, this poster features the “good guys,” including stars Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, among others.

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The good guys seem to be running faster.

Rogue One will serve as a prequel to the following seven episodes, but will also be somewhat of a standalone movie. The plot centers on the Rebellion as they try to steal the plans for creating the Death Star. This will be the second Star Wars film (the first being last year’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) released since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

Related: Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Gets Dying Wish of Seeing ‘Rogue One’ 2 Days Before Death

Of course, waiting for the release is always the most difficult part, especially when they continue to tease us with awesome promos). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts in theaters on December 16, 2016.

MovieSpoon Staff

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