Did you think we weren't going to post the Star Wars: Rogue One teaser trailer? What sort of self-respecting nerds would we be if we didn't? This morning on Good Morning America, we were given our first look at the first film in the Star Wars Anthology series (though now it looks like it might be called Star Wars Stories). Well, technically, we got a teaser for the teaser the night before, but those are silly and best forgotten.

Like all good teasers, it's left us with a lot of interesting questions, the biggest of which being the identity of the figure cloaked in black.He/she was bowing down before some sort of tank, so the tank probablyholds exciting secrets as well. And for those of you not well-versed in the Star Wars universe, those red guys were Imperial Guards, otherwise known as the Emperor's Royal Guard, and if they're standing around that likely means the Emperor or someone important to the Emperor is close by. There have been plenty of reportsthat Darth Vader will play a big partin Rogue One, and while I doubt he's the cloaked figure (due to the hood), he could very well be nearby in this scene.

Star Wars: Rogue One has an impressive cast, though the trailer only shows a few, and we only get a name for one: Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. We also see Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Wen Jiang, Donnie Yen, Alistair Petrie, and, one of my favorite actors, Ben Mendelsohn, though we don't get names for any of these characters. Luna and Petrie seem to be with the Rebel Alliance, Yen is seen battling Stormtroopers, Wen Jiang is wearing fancy armor and running with a gun, and Whitaker assumes the wise old sage role in the trailer, complete with dialogue that plays over the latter half. Mendelsohn is interesting, because the very attentive Star Wars nerds will tell you that he looks like he's wearing an Imperial Security Bureau uniform, which appeared in some old expanded-universe novels, but is still canon thanks to its presence on Star Wars Rebels.

Speaking of casting,Genevieve O'Reilly is a dead-ringer for Caroline Blakiston, and therefore a perfect casting choice for a younger Mon Mothma. Finally, we see a tall bi-pedal droid traveling with Jyn in a few quick scenes, and it's probably pretty safe to assume the droid is Alan Tudyk's mo-cap character.


Star Wars Celebration takes place in the middle of July, and we'll likely see more footage and get more information then.

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