Disney Screens First “Rogue One” Footage

Aside from a one-off stand-alone convention teaser trailer, no footage has yet been released from Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars” spin-off film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.

This morning in Chicago though, The Walt Disney Company reportedly screened new footage from the film during their annual shareholder meeting. Disney chief Bob Iger was on hand to show off clips from upcoming Disney films including ‘Rogue One’ and a description has gone online over at Slashfilm.

First up, Iger himself has described the project as thus: “It’s our first original standalone Star Wars story. It’s about a band of rebels who are plotting to steal the plans for the Death Star. The action takes place right before the events in the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV, which was called A New Hope. And I can’t wait for you to see it, it’s in theaters this December.” Then comes a description of the footage:

“A shot of a black stormtrooper, another pic of that same style of helmet and armor but all chrome, reminiscent of Captain Phasma… an image showed two AT-ATs that had a slightly different look with the door panel on the side of the body painted a lighter beige color.

And a couple cast photos were shown, one of Felicity & Diego Luna and another of Donnie Yen. The clip featured Felicity’s character on what looked like the inside of a ship or shuttle with her arm up holding on and the hatch/ramp open behind her… It all looked great, had a classic Star Wars/A New Hope look & feel.”

Iger also announced that construction will begin in April on Star Wars Land in Disneyland, but there is no estimated completion date as yet.