New Rogue One Clip, Chinese Trailer and TV Spot Reveal More New Footage!


It is this time of the year. A new Star Wars movie is just around the corner and we continue to get more and more clips. This time we have a dialog scene between Orson Krennic and his old friend Galen Erso, and some additions of previously seen scenes.



New clip:




TV Spot #24:




And a new Chinese trailer was released with intro by Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen (thanks to starwarsalert):




It’s good to see that they fixed Vader’s helmet already:




And here are some more screenshots:




Only 9 days to go!



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77 thoughts on “New Rogue One Clip, Chinese Trailer and TV Spot Reveal More New Footage!

  • December 6, 2016 at 10:12 am

    we need to stop watching. This is being surprisingly too much more than TFA! I understand the strategy is quite different but… Seeing a clip from the opening scene? No thank you! Anyone else going to stop watching?

      • December 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

        I stopped around TV spot #10, though I gave in and watched the Krennic/Orso clip.

        • December 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

          I’ve watched everything. I’m hopeless…

          • December 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm


          • December 7, 2016 at 5:05 am

            Same here.

    • December 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      I can’t help myself. I just think ‘one more 30-second trailer won’t hurt’… If Star Wars was cake, I’d be obese.

  • December 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Notice the Vader neck issue has been altered when he rotates with his hand out. Also the background when he walks towards Krennic.

  • December 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    So the Chinese release date of RO will be January 6 after all. I know that there’s a month-long blackout of foreign films in the entirety of December to promote Chinese films, so that’s why they did that.

    – Pomojema

    • December 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      foreign films tend to be a little later in Asia anyway. I don’t know why, but I’m in China and Vietnam at the end of January so I’m hoping to be able to watch rogue one again then

    • December 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      It’s due to the Chinese New Year which is a big holyday.

  • December 6, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Did anyone tear up while watching that BELIEVE tv spot? Yeah, me neither. (sniff, sniff)

  • December 6, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Tantive IV?!?!?!?!

  • December 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

    So… are we going to get an Episode 8 tease before Rogue 1?

  • December 6, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    THAT scene in the first spot gave me chills. I was excited about this movie before. Now I’m ecstatic. Ep. 7 who. Yes, shove it.

  • December 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    So far I’ve managed to avoid the tv spots and latest trailers, having stopped after the full trailer, to save it for the cinema.

    But, I’d like to thank everyone who has been watching them and posting here (sincerely!) – your enthusiasm is infectious, and just makes me want to see the movie more and more!

    • December 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Spoiler free… they’ve all just added a bit more here and there to scenes we’ve already seen. That said… I know exactly what you mean about being surprised. Seeing any cool thing in a trailer hurts the shock/awe/newness of it during the film.

      I’ll say you’re in for some spectacular special effects shots I wish I had saved for the cinema!

      • December 6, 2016 at 10:55 pm


        It’s actually not as hard as I thought it would be to stay away from all the new footage. This will be a good test for next year with Episode 8 footage.

        I remember with Attack of the Clones, I had no idea Yoda was going to battle Count Dooku, and I still remember the thrill in the cinema of realizing “Oh wow, this is really going to happen!” They did a good of keeping that out of marketing.

        I hope they’ve got some similar “Darth Vader” surprises saved for the movie for us!

    • December 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Every space battle shot looks like a deleted scene from the Battle of Endor, but cleaner (no mattle lines, etc.). It’s hard to describe, but it’s just a perfect combination of that hand-made model look and modern, clean effects work. This is probably going to be the most beautifully shot Star Wars film, if nothing else.

      • December 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm

        I can’t wait!

      • December 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm

        “Every space battle shot looks like a deleted scene from the Battle of Endor, but cleaner”

        You should work for LFL marketing – that line alone would be enough to get me to see the movie, if I wasn’t going to see it already!

  • December 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I’m watching everything, many times. Most likely going to watch the film a hundred times anyway. This latest trailer revealed surprisingly many new shots, wow! Even readier now.

  • December 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    This is likely going to be the best Star Wars Movie since TESB. After the disappointment that was TFA (still thought it was ok and have seen it like 10x) this should be a welcome surprise.

    • December 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      TFA wasn’t a disappointment by any measure.

      • December 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm

        I think it was.. Saw it three times at the cinema, few times on blue ray.. I want to like it more than I do.

        • December 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

          You are entitled to your opinion, but by any measure of a film’s success, it satisfied the vast majority of audiences and critics who saw it.

      • December 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        Depends on who’s measuring.

      • December 6, 2016 at 8:08 pm

        It sure was. If i think if what it could have been. Everyone seem S to say wellness no evidence they’ve set up Ep. 8 for some really cool stuff. Why wait. First and formist, after decades of being deprived of Luke Skywalker, we should of gotten more than a concerned look.

        • December 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

          In your opinion. But the overwhelming critical and popular response was undeniably positive. The reason you don’t see more of Luke is because you are trying to establish new characters in a trilogy that belongs to them, not Luke. He had his trilogy. You can’t properly establish those new characters when the hero of the last trilogy is dominating the screen the whole time, as Luke inevitably would have.

          • December 8, 2016 at 10:50 pm

            I actually would argue that there should have been LESS Luke – the ending needlessly blows it’s wad on Luke, and stretches the ending out past what feels like more of a natural conclusion – the Falcon departing to go find him.

          • December 9, 2016 at 3:29 am

            Oh my God, and the people who cried bloody murder that Luke never spoke would have cried harder that he wasn’t in it.

        • December 7, 2016 at 5:03 am

          I dislike arguments like this. Chances are, no Sta Wars film could ever measure up to whatever insane fantasy you dream up.

      • December 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        You could have put out third world country human on goat porn and it would have been a commercial success with the ‘Star Wars’ label on it. To me it was a disappointment in execution. I also will NEVER get over the so called “super weapon”. That redo was simply unacceptable.

        • December 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

          Well it sold 2x more tickets than Revenge if the Sith a mere 10 years earlier, sold more tickets than Clones and Phantom and if I recall, those movies all had the Star Wars name on them. It was one of the best reviewed movies of 2015, the most successful film in American history, and the most Oscar nominated SW film since A New Hope. If that is the definition of a disappointed reaction, there are a lot of other filmmakers who would love to”disappoint” audiences like that. And if you have a problem with movies about space wars using planet destroying weapons, you must not understand how wars generally work. The technology in waging war changes, but the motivations don’t. And if a technology exists to hold dominion over people by the threat of total destruction, it’s going to be used over and over again, despite any earlier failures. The Death Star is to the SW galaxy as the nuclear bomb is to the earth. Once the technology is achieved, it isn’t going away, and it will always be a threat.

          • December 6, 2016 at 11:32 pm

            Well said.

          • December 7, 2016 at 5:31 am

            I remember them keeping Starkiller hidden from everyone until it showed up in a poster…and many just couldn’t believe deathstar 3. I also think about the guys on jedi council reacting to it.

            Believe me, I know I’m in the minority but starkiller really just about ruined what little story they had going. Personally I still hate the mash-up and reasoning of Abrams that in order to move forward…they had to go back. Just rambling now, but could talk all night about all that was wrong Imo.

            Just remember that just by announcing the big 3 were coming back to SW, and with all the high hoprs on a new film…anything made would’ve made the same money. Sorry for dragging it out.

          • December 7, 2016 at 6:23 am

            But the story was not about Starkiller. It was one element in the conflict going on in the second half of the movie. The main story is about locating Luke. The whole opening scroll makes this known.

          • December 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

            Understood, but one terrible component. I mean , at the theater I was in…laughter erupted over it.

            As far as the main story…meh.

          • December 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

            In fact, it’s SO not about Starkiller that you can basically remove it entirely from the film and have it make absolutely no difference, apart from not getting to have the obligatory XW battle. Despite the elaborate hand-waving Abrams tried to engage in about Starkiller, that’s a huge storytelling problem – if it makes no difference, it’s wasting time and energy in the movie, and either should be axed or rewritten to matter.

          • December 9, 2016 at 4:26 am

            It demonstrates the First Order is a viable threat to the Galaxy.

            Without it, and its planet destroying weapon, what did the First Order wield in battle that made them relevant at all?

          • December 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

            You apologists just keep telling yourself that. It was lazy story telling. Read “The Art of The Force Awakens” and its all but apparent it was lazy story telling.

          • December 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

            These are hard numbers, not opinions. Why is that so hard for you to accept? Look, it’s fine if you didn’t like it. But to deny that the overwhelming majority did is just absurd.

          • December 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm

            Yeah well Vanilla Ice sold millions of albums soooooo…

          • December 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm

            Well, if you don’t want to go by popular response, go by the critical response. Out of 361 professional reviews, 333 were positive, making it one of the best-reviewed films of 2015. It has an audience rating of 89%. It was nominated for 5 Oscars, the most of any Star Wars film since A New Hope. Face it, by any metric you use to determine how people respond to films, TFA got a phenomenal response. You assume that just because you didn’t like it, that of course, everyone else didn’t? Sorry to burst your bubble.

          • December 9, 2016 at 4:25 am

            You’re comparing Vanilla Ice to the Force Awakens?

        • December 6, 2016 at 11:31 pm

          This argument doesn’t really hold water very well when you look at what the prequel films did in comparison. Especially the box office hit Clones took.

          • December 7, 2016 at 5:37 am

            No doubt, TFA crushed the box office. But I still believe as time goes on and the shine fades, that it won’t be liked nearly as much.

            We just finished a marathon of all 7, and for us…7 just doesn’t flow with the overall story and creates issues with past arcs. I’d have to lump it with TPM personally. Yes, yes….I’m one of the few, I know.

          • December 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

            It’s certainly more than a few.

            I kept waiting to start disliking VII but I’m still keen on it. Rogue One appears poised to make VII feel very disjointed but VII had a lot more to work with in terms of having the original cast back and giving them adequate time to shine (lol except for Luke) but introduce to us new characters that we like, care about, and have their own narrative.

            And honestly, I think they handled that really well. What was lost in VII was giving the audience details about the galaxy, which most of the complaints here by fans seem to revolve around. Everyone wanted more of a connection and explanation to what happened after RoTJ.

            I get that, and I’m a Star Wars purist and fanboy so I wanted it too. BUT. In Media Res is a hall mark of Star Wars story telling. So what that is is when you’re starting a story in the middle of the action (and the story) and going from there.

            Episode IV was entirely based on this. Lucas wanted the audience to experience an episodic story like the old Flash Gordon shorts in one sit down. Did he have back story? I’m sure he did, I’m also sure it changed drastically from what he had initially wrote.

            I don’t believe for a second he had an entire trilogy mapped out because Lucas was very much into film for the art more so than franchise building at this stage in his life. To him, having this stand alone story in IV occur in a way that shows there’s a bigger story outside of what the audience is watching which he alludes to in bits of dialogue was his objective. And he made it work!

            He did the same with Episode I. It’s just harder to us to see it these days because we grew up with the OT, read all the EU stuff, then watched the PT. You had two Jedi Knights in the middle of a trade dispute. You are quickly introduced to the fact there’s a Republic, a blockade, a Senate, and an evil dude in a hood. Obviously, things have been going on prior to the introduction the film presents.

            As older fans, we know EVERYTHING. We know what the Jedi Order is now, we know what the Republic and Senate is, we know Darth Sidious is Emperor Palpatine and the Dark Lord of the Sith.

            But when IV came out, no one knew who the Emperor was. Or the Imperial Senate. What the Old Republic was. All we had were these hints of a larger world outside of what we were viewing. Had Lucas never made another Star Wars film, had the EU never expanded upon it, they’d all still be a mystery.

            VII starts the same way. Problem is now, we have a 30 year gap that you and I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN. And it’s frustrating, because since we were EU readers, we had an idea of what might have happened. And all these vague references to Luke and his new Jedi Academy, Leia and Han’s falling out with their child, who Rey is, where Snoke and the First Order came from…These are key questions that weren’t answered. And in we expect them to be, because we’ve had answers to our other questions for decades.

            I think once VIII comes out and starts to answer some of those questions, it will set VII up to be a better film. Also, the new EU will fill in the gaps, and it really already has. There are all sorts of books that are already opening up the ST galaxy lore. And I get yes, that there are fans who are like “WE SHOULDNT HAVE TO READ ANYTHING ELSE TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON”

            And that’s true. But, we know that we have, at most, 7-8 hours of film for the ST. How much are they going to explain?

            People forget easily that “common” Star Wars knowledge like Han and Chewie’s back story is EU, it was never explained in the films. We never received explanations of what starfighter in the Rebellion had what role in combat. Shit, until Episode II we didn’t even know who or what built the Death Star for sure. But over the huge amount of time we’ve invested in absorbing information about Star Wars, we’ve learned this.

            So we have a new frontier with lots of questions. I can’t expect them to answer every detail in the new films. I think Lucas actually attempted to do this to some degree in the Prequels, and it hurt the pacing of I & II.

            Just my thoughts. Good discussion.

          • December 8, 2016 at 6:51 pm

            you always make discussing SW interesting. Some very good points. My guess is that 8 will also depart from 7 in a large way, but be a much better stand alone film than 7 was. I don’t think we will have a million plot holes or them trying so hard to capture the OT items. RO is certainly looking promising. My hopes are still that a mention of Kyle Katarn will happen.

          • December 9, 2016 at 3:23 am

            To think we started out screaming at each other 😉 Thanks, I like talking Star Wars with you too.

        • December 7, 2016 at 5:01 am

          Except when they did it in Episode VI.

        • December 9, 2016 at 4:27 am

          Episode II had Star Wars on it and compared to the take homes of the other movies in the entire franchise, it was a flop.

    • December 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Agreed, looks a lot better than TFA, just curious, if you think TFA was a disappointment, how have you managed to watch it 10x? I can’t get myself to watch it again after just two views in the theater.

      • December 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm

        I dislike so much about it…especially in the larger context of the full storyline. But still find myself sitting down and watching it when it’s on…lol. My wife is always like, why watch it when all you do is complain about it the whole time…lol, guess she is right.

        • December 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm

          Same – I WANT to like it, I really do. I periodically try to put it on and give it another chance, but I just can’t get past the halfway mark with it. After a year to consider, I think it’s because it does everything as a fan that you THINK you want a Star Wars movie to do, but that’s ALL it does.

        • December 6, 2016 at 8:28 pm

          TFA is very exiting and entertaining because of the characters, a lot other stuff, even with the similaries with other SW movies, but I think the “problem” is the desperated need to make it look exactly like IV,V & VI.

          RO is just before ANH and doesn’t look exactly like it, RO have a lot of new stuff, visually at least.

          I can understand why it is the best for some and a disappointment for others.

          • December 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

            It..what? It looks exactly like A New Hope, other than them introducing a few new ships and Stormtrooper helmets.

          • December 7, 2016 at 1:40 am

            Not as much as TFA… TFA deliberately emulates almost every bit from the original trilogy, RO is much richer in visuals and new enviroments, and even when it is in the same era it looks more different. TFA is 30 year after ROTJ but looks the same, only with “updated” Ties, X-wings, Stormtroppers, Vader(kylo), Tatooine(jakku), Hoth/Endor/deathstar (starkiller)…. you get the idea.

            Like it or not its true, and that doesn’t make TFA bad, but I think that can be disapponting for some people and and at the same time really good for other people.

          • December 7, 2016 at 3:38 am

            I don’t agree at all. This film is 5 minutes before A New Hope. The visuals are identical.

          • December 7, 2016 at 6:01 am

            Maybe I don’t know how to explain it right… Visually is similar to a new hope, it has to be, but it has more new stuff to offer visually than TFA, wich may be considered as a “visual” recreation of ANH with some bits from TSB and ROTJ.

            This new movie, has a lot more different stuff, different enviroments, colors, scenes, and I’m not talking about the stuff we know is the same (stormtroopers, deathstar, x-wings, ties, etc). Im talking abut everything else. visually is richer than TFA. thats what I’m saying.

          • December 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm

            Jedha is a desert world. We have a bleak looking volcanic world where it rains, and a tropical world.

            TFA had a desert world with crashed starships, a forested world with lakes and a castle, an ice world, and then albeit briefly, Ach-To (sp) which had a series of mountainous islands.

            TFA went back to the “one biome for an entire world” Star Wars bit, and nothing was truly exotic, much like the OT. The PT had the most diverse environments in terms of alien worlds. What we’ve seen in Rogue one is still pretty terrestrial.

            Also, we have about the same amount of new craft in Rogue One as we’ve seen in TFA. Sure, the T-70 and First Order TIE Fighter are slight upgrades to what we’re used to, but they were still new. We literally have repeats in Rogue One on top of one new TIE, a variation of the AT-AT, another new command shuttle, and a new Rebel capital ship.

            Don’t get me wrong, I like what I’m seeing. But I don’t see how it’s more than TFA. We also know why they did what they did in TFA, and I still stand by the assertion that had we not had ships that looked similar to the OT or any other Star Wars movie there would have been just as many complaints that VII didn’t feel Star Wars enough rather than it felt too much like Episode IV.

          • December 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm

            One of the things I like about Star Wars is that with every movie I have new (different) visually amazing stuff, and thats the felling about RO, with TFA from the very begining I felt that we were getting the same we got with the OT (with some new bits), but now polished and renewed. I think, in part, this may result disappointing for some people, and the same time really great for others.

            I know this was intentional (TFA), but making it too similar to the OT (characters, ships, worlds, superweapons, etc), resulted in divided and contrasting opinions.

      • December 6, 2016 at 9:21 pm

        One simple word: Kids. My 4 year old likes the visuals. I let him watch everything except EP. 1, I cant stomach that movie, not even for him.

    • December 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      What’s with this TFA being a disappointment when it got like 90% good reviews overall

      • December 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

        Internet hipsters, for the most part.

        • December 7, 2016 at 5:14 am

          I’m a hipster??? Lol?

          • December 7, 2016 at 6:04 am

            For the *MOST* part. You may be an exception.

        • December 7, 2016 at 5:27 am

          Every SW film will be a disappointment to some, of course.

  • December 6, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    “It’s good to see that they fixed Vader’s helmet already:”
    Wow, that’s really….not any better looking. Oh well, hopefully that shot goes by too quickly to notice.

    • December 7, 2016 at 4:07 am

      Yeah if you watch it, it goes by super fast. Hardly anyone would notice unless you know what it looked like before the edit.

      • December 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        I mean, there’s plenty of wonky Vader costume stuff in the OT (just thinking about his helmet flapping around in the wind during the revelation scene on Bespin for one) – we’ve just become obsessed with frame-by-frame minutiae.

  • December 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I so badly want this movie to be the best star wars movie ever made.

  • December 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    donnie yen shooting down the tie fighter………. holy shizznit

  • December 6, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Is that the BLOCKADE RUNNER in that first Screencap ?!?!? 🙂

  • December 7, 2016 at 3:06 am

    2:51, (chinese trailer) looks like someone’s just got out of their Bacta tank on the wrong side.
    All that dry ice!!

  • December 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I’m so bummed I have to wait until the 28th to see this movie! That’s when it releases in Korea. Last year, TFA was released a couple days earlier than in the US, and I was able to bask in the glow of that. From the 16th to the 28th, I’ll be shaking like a newly sober alcoholic desperate for a drink!

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