Tonight at Disney’s after hours event for the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Epcot center transformed Spaceship Earth into the Death Star and Lucasfilm unveiled a new clip from the upcoming film. The clip offers a brief look at the opening scene of the film which features Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), director of the advanced weapons research division of the Empire as he goes to the planet of Lah’mu to coerce scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) into returning to his work on the development of the Death Star’s superlaser. Listen closely for the callback to Revenge of the Sith.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16th.
The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelson, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Directed by Gareth 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.
SOURCE: DISNEYLAND EXPERIENCE