Star Wars Rogue One Rio Olympics trailer airs after two historic Olympic races


Lucasfilm has revealed a new trailer for the Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new peek at Rogue One just premiered during the swimming competition at the Rio Olympics, where history continues to be made, as Simone Manuel becomes the first African American to win an individual gold medal during an Olympic games. Manuel captured the gold for the United States in the women’s 100-meter freestyle, setting an Olympic-record time of 52.70 seconds and tying Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in the process. She accomplished just after Michael Phelps captured his fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics in the 200-meter individual medley, becoming the first Olympian to ever achieve that. Plus, Simone Biles, considered the greatest Olympic gymnast to ever live, is poised to win gold in the individual all-around gymnastics competition.

Then to watch this amazing trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, just topped off a great night. Rogue One stars Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic, Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe, Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, Warwick Davis as Bistan, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader, Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Valene Kane as Lyra Erso, Jonathan Aris as Senator Jebel and Alistair Petrie.

The film Check out the trailer for Rogue One, below. The film hits theaters on December 16, 2016.