Watch the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer that debuted during the Olympics

The new Rogue One trailer is here!

The mission has been revealed, but the Empire stands ready to defend itself against any and all rebellious forces, as the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — unveiled Thursday during Olympic coverage on NBC — makes clear.

The movie, directed by Gareth Edwards, features Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, the leader of a team tasked with stealing plans for the Death Star ahead of the events of the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna are amongst her team, with Ben Mendelsohn leading the Imperial charge in response.

James Earl Jones returns as the voice of Darth Vader for the feature, his first time voicing the character since 2005's Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.

There was a bit of a wait for the trailer to drop, with it coming more than 2-and-a-half hours into NBC's primetime Olympic coverage. Fans on Twitter shared their thoughts on the wait.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released Dec. 16.

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Read more: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story': Everything Known (So Far)

Check out more Star Wars fun in the gallery below!

Gigantic Star Wars Death Star erected in London
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Gigantic Star Wars Death Star erected in London
Photo courtesy: Legoland Windsor

Here's the Death Star being put together.

Photo courtesy: Legoland Windsor

A miniature X-Wing swoops to attack the giant space station.

Photo courtesy: Legoland Windsor

There's the full scene, in all its tiny brick-filled glory.

Photo courtesy: Legoland Windsor


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