Stormtroopers Attack in the First Clip From ‘Rogue One’


Last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Lucasfilm released the first clip from the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The clip gives us a sneak peek at Jyn kicking ass as she and Cassian make their escape from Jedha while pursued by a squad of Stormtroopers. Judging from the clip alone, the reshoots and the hiring of Michael Giacchino seem to have paid off as both the music and the humor seem to be on point.

The clip begins at the 3:10-minute mark.

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. Written 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.