First Look at the Star Wars: Rogue One teaser


The Josh Trank/ Gareth Edwards Panel just ended, and it went out with a bang! As our very own staffer Kyle tweeted out, everyone in attendance was asked to turnoff all phones and recording devices. This got speculation brewing that there would be some sort of teaser shown for Rogue One, the Star Wars spinoff coming in 2016.

Well, it happened, and of course someone recorded it with their camera phone and immediately uploaded it to YouTube. It’s not very good quality, obviously, but you can still clearly see and hear everything from the teaser… and the fan reaction, which is always one of my favorite parts of teaser reveals. Check it out.

As you can plainly hear, Sir Alec Guinness’ voice is heard, reciting the iconic line from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

"“For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.”"

A TIE Fighter is both heard and seen flying overhead, and then we are shown the Deathstar, hanging in the sky like some falling moon…but that’s no moon, my friends.

During the Panel, Edwards said the film will take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and will be about a group of rebels banding together to steal plans for the original Death Star. You know, the plans that allowed Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star in Episode IV. Kathleen Kennedy was on-hand and announced the official name for the new standalone/spinoffs, which will be called Anthology Films.

This is great news for fans of Star Wars, as Gareth Edwards has just done what J.J. Abrams did for us on Thursday, and that’s gain our trust and confidence in what his vision for the future of Star Wars will be.

Thanks to kindragon for uploading the video so hastily to YouTube.

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