Image of the Day: The Death Star rises in first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster

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Jul 15, 2016, 8:10 PM EDT

If it's summer, then it's time to hit the beach.  Preferably not one with a moon-sized armored space station hovering on the beautiful blue horizon! Straight from the Star Wars Celebration in London comes Disney's release of the first poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, depicting a furious battle on the white sand beaches of the tropical planet Scarif.  It's a stunning tableau for a movie poster, with rebel soldiers and droids storming across the beach to face a squad of advancing Imperial stormtroopers as X-wing fighters swoop out of the sky on a strafing run, while the dreaded Death Star looms overhead like some immense malevolent eyeball.  

Have a look at this breathtaking teaser poster, then check out our piece on the new Star Wars Celebration Rogue One sizzle reel.

Starring  Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story attacks theaters on Dec. 16, 2016.

(Via Comic Book Movie)