Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer arrives online

After months of anticipation, the trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has finally arrived online and the internet is already abuzz with one minute 39 second clip. Set between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, it follows a ragtag group of rebel soldiers who embark on a dangerous mission to steal plans for the Empires newest weapon in the battle to suffocate the Rebellion – The Death Star.

In the lead role is Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso. Those of you of a certain age will remember Jones from The Worst Witch and more recently The Amazing Spiderman 2. In what is shaping up to be a stellar cast Jones is joined by Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris, Eunice Olumide, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Genevieve O’Reilly will also reprise her role from Revenge of the Sith as Mon Mothma.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released worldwide on December 16.