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Disney releases final “Rogue One” trailer before premiere

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Disney released the final trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which will release in theaters in just a few short weeks. This trailer, which is called “Trust,” follows the previous trailers ‘Hope’ and ‘Dream’.

While Rogue One may not follow a particular Jedi or Skywalker, it does feature Darth Vader and a lot of ‘Force’ talk. One of the more interesting moments of the trailer focuses on the crystal that our heroin Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones) wears around her neck. The necklace is certainly important to the story, and fans think that it might just be a Kyber crystal. In the Star Wars universe, Kyber crystals are Force-attuned crystals found in nature. They were used by both the Jedi and the Sith to construct lightsabers. Some say that larger crystals could even create Sith super-weapons, and our story just so happens to focus on the Death Star.

Disney will release “Rogue One” in theaters on December 16, 2016. The film takes place just before the events in ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,’ the 1977 film when the world met Luke Skywalker for the first time. The upcoming spinoff will follow the Rebellion as they prepare to steal the plans to the Death Star.

Rogue One was directed by Gareth Edwards, working off a screenplay that was written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. The film will star Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. With James Earl Jones and Warwick Davis returning to the franchise as well.

Disney has been using the “Rogue One” hype to drum-up excitement for the next spinoff story to follow Rogue One, which will be focusing on a young Han Solo. It was confirmed this year that Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo, and that Donald Glover will play a young Lando. The young Han Solo spinoff will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, with Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan writing the screenplay. While that film is still a far, far away at this point, you can watch the trailer for the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” below, or on the official Star Wars Youtube channel.

Fan can set a reminder to watch Rogue One on opening day on December 16, 2016.