The new 'Rogue One' trailer has flashes of new footage and some funny moments featuring the film's deadpan droyd, K-2SO.

TAGS:

Disney has released a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as the US celebrates Thanksgiving.

Much of the minute-long teaser is familiar from previous trailers and TV spots, but there are flashes of new footage and some funny moments featuring the film’s deadpan droyd, K-2SO. Watch below.

The eagerly-anticipated spin-off film, which stars Felicity Jones as mercenary Jyn Erso, opens in the UK on December 15. It then hits US screens a day later on December 16. Check out the latest photos from the film here.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story also stars Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. It has been confirmed that the film will end 10 minutes before the original 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope begins.

However, it has also been revealed that Rogue One will be the first Star Wars film not to feature the franchise’s iconic “opening crawl”.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer (Official)

Watch the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s planned “Anthology Series” of spin-off films. The series will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018.

It was announced in July that rising star Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as a younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. A third Anthology Series film will follow in 2020, Disney has since confirmed.

In May, it was reported that Disney had ordered weeks of costly reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood” as right now Rogue One has the “feel of a war movie”.

READ MORE: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ – Release Date, Trailers, Cast And Everything We Know So Far