The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in Rogue One, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration in California on Sunday.
Director Gareth Edwards, who made Godzilla, introduced a tantalizing concept reel to preview the mysterious film, which is part of a series of films exploring other stories outside of the core Star Wars saga.
“For more than 1,000 generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire,” the voiceover reads, as the camera tracks to show a ghostly Death Star hovering in the clouds.
The video followed the release earlier in the week of a new trailer for the new Star Wars film proper, The Force Awakens, which caused great comment around the movie world.
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