Amazing 'Star Wars' Footage Emerges in New 'Rogue One' Video

Amazing 'Star Wars' Footage Emerges in New 'Rogue One' Video
Following 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.