Rogue One Trailer Gets TV Debut During NBC's Olympics Coverage — Watch

And the gold medal in the Men’s 50-meter force choke goes to… Darth Vader!

As promised, the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer made its debut late Thursday during NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage, and the big question going in was whether we’d catch a glimpse of Luke and Leia’s daddy fearest. And the answer is… yes.

This is the second trailer Disney has dropped for the Gareth Edwards-helmed prequel pic, which arrives in theaters on Dec. 16. The new clip’s release follows a similar strategy the studio employed with Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ second trailer, which was unveiled during last October’s Monday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

Hit PLAY on the trailer above, then drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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9 Comments
  1. samskara2012 says:

    Have to admit it. I got chills with the Vader reveal at the end. Yep. Can’t lie.

  2. Tim Douglass says:

    GREAT trailer! Darker, action and Darth, what more could you ask for!

  3. David4 says:

    Looks amazing!

  4. Michael Summerset says:

    Zatoichi the Jedi?

  5. Jag says:

    I’m tearing up… this is epic. Cant wait and the lead I think will be easy to love. Feels like a more serious tone in it but I love it. The team also is just the right rag-tag. Chills!

  6. c-mo says:

    I’m completely in the minority here but I’m not really a Star Wars franchise fan but this trailer was really great. I liked the new robot-y dude…sorry if my lack of Star Wars knowledge is showing.

  7. Mpr says:

    I _hate_ what has been done with the Imperial theme. I know its star wars, I can see all the cues. Make an original piece, stop raping the classic. That’s really my only objection, though. Want.

    • Ninamags says:

      Well, talk to John Williams then. He’s the one who wrote the original piece.

      Is he even doing these other movies as well?

  8. Joey Padron says:

    The new trailer for movie looks great. Good to see Darth Vader at the end. So excited to see the movie in December!