Update: A secretly recorded footage of the trailer has been uploaded at the end. Watch it before Disney contacts us with a DMCA request!
It’s Star Wars Celebration! As expected, the second trailer for Rogue One has debuted, but only for attendees of the event.
Our Bothan spy “Stormtrooper Harry” happens to be in London, and was able to witness the exclusive 1-minute trailer. Here’s the description for all you freeloaders.
The screen opens up with a glowing technical readout of some kind. The crowd cheers.
Next we see a little girl, young Jyn Erso, running around a green landscape. She looks up as a black shuttle, Director Krennic’s personal shuttle, roars overhead.
The scene shifts to the grown Jyn Erso, running again, this time in a chaotic tropical battlefield (likely the planet Scarif). In the background we see Cassian Andor and other rebel soldiers running alongside as explosions sprout all around.
Cue Jyn’s voice over: “There isn’t much time. Every day we grow weaker.”
Cut to captured Rebel pilots in their orange jumpsuits, being marched down an alley with hands on their heads. Captain Andor in disguise observes the prisoner march.
“While the day grows grimmer…”
Grim Death Troopers stride over the verdant landscape of Jyn’s childhood. Then the familiar close-up of a black trooper as something burns in the background, perhaps the Erso home.
Next, Mon Mothma and the rebellion high command looking up from the planning table in Yavin IV. Then black-clad troopers running through a jungle.
Back to Jyn: “We still have a chance. To make a real difference.”
Quick shots in succession:
Regular stormtroopers wading through the idyllic surf on Scarif.
A couple of Imperial technicans, seated at what looks to be the Death Star’s firing control panel.
Director Krennic in his familiar pose on the Death Star’s bridge.
A ship flying through a desert canyon.
A huge four-winged shuttle folding its wings and coming in for a landing in a downtown alley, as a massive Star Destroyer looms overhead.
One of the Rogue One aliens cocking a blaster on Scarif, preparing for battle.
Then familiar scenes from the first trailer:
The four-winged shuttle blowing up.
Director Krennic striding through the water laden with dead bodies.
The hooded figure kneeling.
A bunch of stormtroopers and tank troopers running.
Baze fleeing from an explosion.
Jyn looking at the hovertank patrol.
Rebel soldiers trading fire with Death troopers.
A closeup of Chirrut, followed by the stick asskicking he gives to stormtroopers.
The Death Star superlaser dish being locked in place amid a flotilla of Star Destroyers.
Then a silence. A pause.
A blood-red technical readout is reflected off a gleaming floor. Standing in the middle is a foreboding figure, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, as a familar breathing rasp fills the room.
The crowd erupts.
Title card: Rogue One. December.
Someone took a sly recording of the trailer itself! To shield us from the evil Disney Empire, watch it from a third-party site.
Stay tuned as we bring you more news from Star Wars Celebration!