When fans first heard that "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" would be getting reshoots to make the darker tones a bit lighter, some wondered if the end product would be the kind of Star Wars movie worthy of a lightsaber salute.
On Thursday, Disney and Lucasfilm released a new "Rogue One" movie trailer that put those worries on hold.
In the trailer, we see ominous shots of a hovering Star Destroyer, Rebel Pilots in shackles, a very tall robot K-2SO spouting the odds of failure, AT-ATs in battle, the Death Star, and yes, even a glimpse of Darth Vader in all his glory.
As the first Star Wars spinoff movie, "Rogue One" takes place between "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and "Episode IV: A New Hope," where resistance fighters work against all odds to intercept Death Star plans.
Starring actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, thehas a dark tone that harkens back to "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back."
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is scheduled to hit theaters December 15 in Australia and December 16 in the US and UK.