A New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer is Coming This Week!

Monday, 08 August 2016 - 9:56AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Rogue One
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 9:56AM
A New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer is Coming This Week!
So far, NBC's coverage of the Rio Olympics has felt oddly like one long commercial with the occasional slice of actual sporting action thrown in here and there. But, this week at least, it's time to be thankful for at least one of those commercial breaks, because Disney has announced thats when the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars story will debut. The announcement came by way of, you guessed it, a commercial break, and it means that the long and sometimes perplexing wait for our next glimpse at Disney's first standalone Star Wars movie is almost over.


Annoyingly, the reveal doesn't tell us exactly when the trailer will be shown on Thursday, but it's likely to be sometime around the network's primetime coverage which tends to peak between 9 and 10pm Eastern Time.

After fans at Star Wars Celebration London were treated to a new Rogue One trailer, fans elsewhere were angry that it wasn't released online in the subsequent days and weeks. But, the trailer shown at Celebration was really more of a teaser, and although it did feature a spine-tingling Darth Vader tease, we can expect this week's trailer to be far more extensive.

As for why Disney delayed releasing this particular trailer? It's likely the studio wanted to give the madness of Comic Con a wide berth. Releasing a trailer either side of the massive geek event would have seen it having to share the spotlight with countless other tentpole offerings from other studios, such as Justice League, Fantastic Beasts, and even their fellow Disney pals, Marvel, who released a new Doctor Strange trailer. Now all of that hubbub has calmed down and Suicide Squad is out in theaters, the coast is clear for Rogue One to start stealing the headlines this week.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on December 16th
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