'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Release Date, News & Update; Trailer Reveals Movie Clues, Will Jyn Cause The Downfall of The Death Star and Darth Vader?

By Glen Quilat , Updated Nov 12, 2016 09:59 AM EST

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is the first of the Star Wars standalone films. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards produced by Lucasfilm. The story was written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. Felicity Jones will play as the main protagonist named Jyn Erso. The release of the first trailer last April has placed the fans at the edge of their seats.

The "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is highly anticipated by most fans all over the globe. Star Wars is an iconic franchise in science fiction. The very first film in the anthology is "Star Wars: Episode IV A new Hope," originally released as "Star Wars" in 1977. It became influential with its groundbreaking use of special effects.

Almost four decades after the first film came out, the first standalone film titled "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will be gracing the big screens. The story is set between "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV A new Hope". The events of the upcoming film will occur closer to the "Episode IV" than the third episode.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" expounded on the events mentioned in the opening crawl of "Star Wars: Episode IV A new Hope." The film focuses on the efforts of the rebel Alliance to steal the blueprint of The Death Star from The Galactic Empire.

The Death Star is shown several instances on the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailers. It is a moon-sized battle station that possesses a very powerful weapon which can destroy a planet in a single blast. The Death Star as a weapon is symbolic to the power of the Galactic Empire.

Galen Erso, Jyn's father is shown in the trailer. The second trailer for the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" implied that Galen was taken from Jyn and was forced to work against his will to build the battleship Death Star for the Galactic Empire. The trailer subtly revealed that Jyn's father is the engineer of the Death Star. Jyn seemed to be the key in order to get the blueprint and help the rebels destroy the impenetrable battleship.

The latest trailer of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" showed more of the old school iconic figure Darth Vader, which was one of the most powerful characters of the Star Wars universe. Darth Vader is a fan favorite, so his appearance on the second trailer were added to the fans' anticipation.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will be a war-themed movie emphasizing on how a few common people, not possessing The Force, can defeat people of immeasurable power. It focuses on the story of how Jyn and a bunch of common rebels who courageously fought the war that led to the destruction of the Death Star, the downfall of Darth Vader and soon, the Galactic Empire.

In less than a month, fans will witness the rebel story unfold in the big screen. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is set to be released December 16, 2016.

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