The final trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” opening Dec. 16, was released Thursday to much fanfare.
The film is about the rebel alliance right before the very first “Star Wars” movie, and a Han Solo origin story. We meet many new characters, including:
▪ Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), an ambitious Imperial officer trying to suck up to the Emperor and avoid Vader’s wrath.
▪ Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones of “The Theory of Everything”), a galactic outlaw, trying to set things right by leading a mission for the good guys. Her father (Mads Mikkelsen) is a scientist sought by both sides.
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▪ Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), a fighter who debuted in the animated “Clone Wars” series.
The outpouring of love for the latest trailer was immediate.
Of course, you’re going to get the skeptics.
But who knew so many people missed Darth Vader so much?