Watch the New Trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

The second trailer offers new clues about the main players
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Roughly two months ahead of its release, Disney has unveiled the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first standalone chapter in the history of the vaunted film franchise. The clip reveals insight into the past of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), and how her father (Mads Mikkelsen) played a key role in the construction of the Galactic Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star. The origin of the Rogue One name is also revealed, alongside some intense battle scenes.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has recently downplayed expectations for Rogue One, among rumors of costly reshoots in the neighborhood of $30 million, but this second trailer certainly looks promising. Expect Rogue One to hit theaters on December 16.

Also check out new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, as well as LEGO kits for Rogue One.