Another TV spot for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has hit the web. This time Lucasfilm spotlights the call to action forced upon the Rebellion in light of the looming threat that is the Death Star. The spot doesn’t feature any substantial new footage but it does deliver an awesome shot of an X-Wing barrel rolling through an explosion in the climactic space battle over Scariff.
The spot made its debut on the official UK twitter account for the film along with the announcement that pre-sale tickets will officially go on sale in the UK tomorrow. Pre-sale tickets have yet to become available in the United States but I would be ready at the computer on November 24, at 8 pm. ET/PT. During the Disney Magical Holiday Celebration on ABC, we will get an exclusive look at Rogue One in what will most likely be a very short featurette offering a few glimpses of new footage interlaced with interviews from the cast. Chances are tickets will go on sale then as it would be a perfect opportunity to make the announcement while families are together celebrating Thanksgiving.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16, 2016.
Produced by Lucasfilm, the film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker with a script penned by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Directed by Garreth Edwards.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.