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Darth Vader lurks in the shadow of Rogue One’s theatrical poster

New trailer coming tomorrow

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story theatrical poster Lucasfilm/Disney
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The official theatrical poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here, and it arrives on the eve of the debut of a new trailer for the spinoff film.

Like the poster that Lucasfilm released during Star Wars Celebration Europe in July, the theatrical poster features the Death Star and the paradisial planet Scarif. But as a character-heavy piece of artwork, it’s much more in line with Drew Struzan’s iconic posters for the first six films in the Star Wars saga.

Most of Rogue One’s ensemble cast is featured on the poster: Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), with Darth Vader and the Death Star in her shadow, plus Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang), Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed). Beneath them we see Imperial forces on Scarif, including a Star Destroyer, AT-ACT walkers, TIE fighters and Stormtroopers.

Lucasfilm also announced today that it will be releasing a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tomorrow morning, although there’s no word on exact timing. The first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One will hit theaters Dec. 16. For more, check out the previously released international posters and the trailer that premiered during the Summer Olympics.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story theatrical poster
The theatrical poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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