Yet another look at Disney and Lucasfilm’s forthcoming film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is on its way.
On Thursday the second trailer for the “Star Wars” prequel will be shown during a broadcast of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. It remains unclear what time the trailer will be shown, though NBC has plans to air live coverage of the events. The network, along with its subsidiaries, will be airing live coverage from 12:35 a.m. to 1:35 a.m. EDT, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and once more from 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday. For a more detailed look at the Olympic schedule for Aug. 11 click HERE.
News of the trailer premiere broke on Sunday. One viewer caught a glimpse of the announcement spot which featured footage from a previously aired “Rogue One” trailer. The user taped the clip with their phone, sharing it on Twitter for all who missed it. Lucasfilm then confirmed that the new trailer would be released on Thursday, but did not provide an exact time.
While Disney and Lucasfilm have been tight lipped about what to expect in the new trailer, details revealed shortly after the release of the first sneak peek may provide some insight. One April 29, Mads Mikkelson opened up to Sky News about the film, revealing details about his role and how it related to Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). He told the publication that he will be playing her father in the film before realizing that he’d said too much. Mikkelson quickly corrects himself, telling Sky News he’s done talking “Star Wars.” Although he refused to offer up any more information, his little slip of the tongue sets the tone for some major twists in “Rogue One.”
Following the release of the first trailer just weeks before Mikkelson’s interview, CinemaBlend reported that fans were questioning whether it was possible that Erso is Rey’s mother. “Star Wars” fans will recall that Rey is the female star of Disney and Lucasfilm’s most recent film, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” That information has yet to be confirmed, but with any luck answers will come with the December release of “Rouge One.”
The film hits theaters Dec. 16, 2016.