The first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise is due out later this year, and Chief Executive Bob Iger showed off some footage during the annual shareholder meeting for The Walt Disney Company. The meeting also included footage from Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, the next Pirates of the Caribbean, and the live-action Beauty and the Beast.
Here’s what Iger had to say regarding Rogue One:
“It’s our first original standalone Star Wars story. It’s about a band of rebels who are plotting to steal the plans for the Death Star. The action takes place right before the events in the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV, which was called A New Hope. And I can’t wait for you to see it, it’s in theaters this December.”
While the footage hasn’t been released to the public just yet, a description of what was seen has been made available from Matthew Hansen, who was in attendance:
“Most of it was very quick. A shot of the black stormtrooper, possibly called Death Troopers as previously reported, another pic of that same style of helmet and armor but all chrome, reminiscent of Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, an image showed two AT-ATs that had a slightly different look with the door panel on the side of the body painted a lighter beige color. And a couple cast photos were shown, one of Felicity & Diego Luna and another of Donnie Yen. The clip featured Felicity’s character on what looked like the inside of a ship or shuttle with her arm up holding on and the hatch/ramp open behind her. I wish I could remember what she said as part of the sizzle but it went by too fast. The new stormtroopers looked great.”
Hopefully Disney will be releasing a trailer for the film in the near future, as Rogue One is set to hit theaters this December.
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