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The new clip, which will premiere on Good Morning America on ABC (which, like Lucasfilm, is part of the Disney empire), marks the third trailer for the upcoming film. An initial teaser arrived in April, introducing the hero, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), and her mission: steal the plans to the Death Star before it can render obsolete the burgeoning Rebellion.
The first full trailer followed in August, establishing the long odds facing Jyn Erso and giving a little more face time to her team: Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna); the reconditioned Imperial droid K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk); old warrior Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker); the blind Force-wielding warrior Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen); his blaster-happy bestie Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen); and the team’s gadget guru Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed). We also got good looks at the variety of Stormtroopers and imposing Imperial weaponry trying to prevent the theft, all under the stewarship of the steely Imperial officer Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). And, finally, we got a glimpse of the Emperor’s personal enforcer, Darth Vader, back in black for the film set just before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.
What’s in store for the next (and presumably final) trailer? Perhaps we’ll get better looks at some of the more exotic characters that have been glimpsed in the new Rogue One toys and behind-the-scenes footage, like the Mon Cal Admiral Raddus; the alien Rebel fighters Bistan, Pao, Moroff, and Two Tubes, and ; or the Imperial astromech C2-B5.
While we wait for the new clip, we decided to scour the latest poster for clues. Here’s our annotated version you can print ‘n’ save.
And here’s a clean version you can mark up on your own before Rogue One hits theaters on Dec. 16.