Published Jul 15, 2016Following some recent reshoots to maintain that proper Star Wars tone, a behind-the-scenes promo reel has been released to promote this winter's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And, well, it looks pretty damned incredible.
Shown as part of the annual Star Wars Celebration event today (July 15) in London, the three-minute preview gives Star Wars fans insight into the making of director Gareth Edwards' addition to the canon, which serves as a prequel to 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope. Within, you get to witness the crew discussing the use of practical effects (which are teased with a series of fiery explosions), the sight of stormtroopers swarming city streets, and a chrome android of as-yet-unknown origin.
Elsewhere, we see the Dark Side model some decidedly inconvenient swim wear during a beach battle, Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso looking like an outright catchphrase-spouting badass, and furry-costumed Warwick Davis chortling like a maniac as he readies to shoot a giant gun. Walleyed trap announcer Admiral Ackbar also makes a brief appearance.
"The pressure's so high," Edwards explains in the video. "We're making a film that's right-touching my favourite movie of all time. But then, if you're too respectful of it that you daren't do anything new or different, or take a risk, then what are you bringing to the table?"
As previously reported, Disney had apparently ordered reshoots this past June to make the flick feel like a "classic" Star Wars film. Whether or not you agree, you can see the test footage down below, while a new movie poster further teasing a massive, tropical melee can be found up above.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens on December 16.