A new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped late Thursday night, and all anyone can talk about is how Darth Vader is back!
We’ve been excited for Rogue One since the first trailer dropped. It was reported earlier this year that Darth Vader would appear in the film, which excited pretty much anyone who is a fan of Star Wars (and probably some casual viewers who just appreciate the fact that he’s one of the most renowned movie villains of all time). The Dark Lord is only seen in a little snippit, and it’s unclear as to what extent he’ll be featured in the film, but that was enough to get us buzzing. The trailer offers the first glimpse of Vader, but we’ll have to wait until December to find out exactly what role he plays.
Rogue One is a prequel and takes place before the events in 1977’s New Hope. The film is centered around a group of unlikely heroes who band together to steal the plans to the Death Star. We can only guess they’re unsuccessful at stopping Darth Vader for good, as he terrorizes Luke Skywalker in the films that take place after, but it will be exciting to see how far the group of ragtag heroes get. Anyone who follows Star Wars mythology knows that the filmmakers like to switch things up, so there could be a storyline we’re not even thinking about.
Rogue One hits theaters on December 14th. You can watch the new trailer above.