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Our first glimpse of Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars Story came earlier today as the trailer for Rogue One was unleashed on an all-too suspecting public.

Edwards is the first director to make a non-saga Star Wars film (no, we’re not counting the Ewoks efforts) and he has mentioned that it will more of a war film than a sci-fi movie. This has been borne out in images from the first trailer. Those of you who remember Factory Farmed, Edwards’ 48-hour film challenge winner (see below), and who are familiar with his pre-Godzilla film Monsters can see his cinematic evolution.

Today with the new trailer we get to see him playing in a very familiar toybox. Some of the images here are replete with nostalgia-inducing moments – the Red Guards, the AT-AT attack, Ben Mendelsohn’s Thrawn-esque Grand Admiral and so on.


Related: Ten things we learned from the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


 

We’ve taken a look at the trailer and pulled out our favourite shots – and look closely, there’s bound to be background elements and hints to the wider story that’s to play out when the film arrives in December 2016.

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