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Nuggets from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' press event

The "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" global press conference reveals new tidbits about the movie without giving away the good stuff.

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The 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' stage

The "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" global press conference on Sunday revealed new tidbits about the movie, which debuts in theaters on December 16. Held at the Letterman Digital and New Media Arts Center in San Francisco at Lucasfilm headquarters, the press conference gave us a taste without giving away the good stuff.


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Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try.

The Yoda fountain outside the Lucasfilm building reminds us that the Force is everywhere.

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Imperial Death Trooper

The Galactic Empire's deadliest trooper for Rogue One welcomes us inside.

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George Lucas really liked 'Rogue One'

Director Gareth Edwards says he talked with Star Wars creator George Lucas over the phone after Lucas saw "Rogue One" and gave Edwards his approval. Edwards said he can "die happy now."

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Felicity Jones kicks ass

Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso, the protagonist in "Rogue One," says she's used to movies where she's wearing a corset, but the action in "Rogue One" was a totally new experience to her.

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The next iconic droid?

Alan Tudyk, who plays droid and sidekick K-2SO, was commended for bringing the character to life. He says he studied what made iconic droids C-3P0, R2-D2 and BB-8 special and made K-2SO his own.

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Donnie Yen brings martial arts to 'Rogue One'

Donnie Yen, who plays blind warrior Chirrut Imwe, brings visceral action that we've never seen before in a Star Wars movie. Yen was asked about Eastern philosophies and the Force. He said, "Everyone has the Force."

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Mads Mikkelsen says 'Rogue One' is 'gray'

Mads Mikkelsen plays Jyn Erso's father, Galen Erso, in the film. He says the movie is not morally black or white like it used to be in the past. "Rogue One" is more complex and morally gray.

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'I am your father!'

Darth Vadar will make an appearance in "Rogue One," but we still don't know how long he'll be in it or what his role will be.

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