However, “Rogue One”, which stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, will focus on a brand new character without any connection to the Skywalker family, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Rogue One will be the first anthology Star Wars film and the first standalone film in the franchise – a solo Han Solo will get his own movie to be released in 2018.
Sci-fi fans are flocking to YouTube to watch the latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Felicity Jones leads the cast as Jyn Erso alongside Mads Mikklesen who plays her father, Galen Erso.
She said: “I think we can talk about Vader”. The great Star Wars villain we’ve grown to love has been rumored to appear in the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One, and all those reports were confirmed a few weeks ago.
The clip released Thursday during NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics, features main protagonist Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she accepts a unsafe mission to steal the plans to the dreaded Death Star. The basic premise of the film is no secret, focusing on the building of the Death Star and how the Rebel Alliance came to get hold of its secrets.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, also stars Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed. The same Death Star our heroes are trying to steal the plans for in the film – a prequel to the original Star Wars (with is so far?).
And, to a bare bones version of his theme music, we also briefly see the galaxy’s most ruthless dark lord and action figure. Anyone who follows Star Wars mythology knows that the filmmakers like to switch things up, so there could be a storyline we’re not even thinking about.