Move over Captain America: Civil War, Independence Day: Resurgence and Suicide Squad, it appears that the crown for most anticipated movie of 2016 has been usurped by Star Wars’ newest movie, Rogue One.
Judging from the reaction online and across social media, ‘Rogue One’ looks to be Saving Private Ryan meets Jason Bourne, due to the intense action and suspense scenes that were in the official 1:57 trailer that dropped early Thursday morning.
Since debuting on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ the ‘Rogue One’ trailer has already been viewed 488,705 times on YouTube since being uploaded. With reports of a more battle-savvy Darth Vader making an appearance and the black-clad Death Troopers playing a key role, Rogue One looks to be playing for keeps in taking the gloves off.
Following the worldwide success of the billion-dollar juggernaut, ‘The Force Awakens’, ‘Rogue One’ is set during the construction of the Death Star and follows the story of a group of Rebel spies tasked with stealing its plans. ‘Rogue One’ shows the dark, nasty and unforgiving side of war on the battlefield.
Starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna, ‘Rogue One’ hits theaters on Dec 16, 2016.