Lucasfilm just dropped the second Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer and it’s even darker than we expected. Set just before the events of the 1977 original Star Wars film, Rouge One will explain just how Princess Leia come into possession of the Death Star. True Star Wars fans will know that this sets off a chain of events that allowed Luke Skywalker to come in and destroy the battle station.
Rogue One introduces an entirely new cast of characters including Felicity Jones‘ Jyn Erso. The events of the past including her scientist father, Galen Erso being taken away by the Empire to help construct their superweapon.There is much speculation that Galen is involved with the production of the Death Star. Jyn joins the rebels after breaking free from the Empire herself.
Could Jyn also be connected to Rey as well?
We’ll know more when Star Wars: Rogue One hits theaters on December 16, 2016. Until then, check out the trailer for yourself!