From X-Wings to Vader: Our shot-by-shot breakdown of the new Rogue One trailer

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Aug 12, 2016

The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featured a ton of new footage while also laying the groundwork for the team dynamic and the long odds these ragtag Rebels are facing as they mount their heist of the Death Star plans. So, what’d we learn?

First, a primer: The prequel film follows a team of Rebels as they steal the Death Star plans that will eventually be loaded onto R2-D2 and discovered during Star Wars: A New Hope. New character Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is at the center of the narrative, seemingly leading this team on the classic David vs. Goliath mission.

In case you’ve been living under a rock since yesterday, here’s the new trailer. Check out our shot-by-shot breakdown below and let us know what you think.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16.

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