New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer — a tale of rebels and fathers

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We’re two months away from the theatrical debut of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," but Lucasfilm isn’t quite done teasing the highly anticipated prequel. This morning, the studio released the film’s final full trailer, which delivers even more glimpses of stirring speeches, hectic combat, and spoilers about the true motivation driving Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso to take up the Rebel cause. Indeed, it’s the revelations about the film’s heroine that fans should be wary of before watching the trailer as it becomes clear "Rogue One" will be yet another "Star Wars" saga rooted in the relationship between estranged fathers and children.

We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope.

Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones)

Gareth Edwards’ contribution to the franchise also still seems fully committed to casting its action as a war movie, with massive sandstorm explosions, marketplace skirmishes, prison breaks, and battles on and around magnificent beaches. No doubt "Star Wars" aficionados will soon be parsing every shot of this new trailer for its many other heretofore unknown clues and bombshells (as well as to geek out over the latest view of Darth Vader). "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" — co-starring Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker — hits theaters Dec. 16.

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