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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' second trailer to premiere on ABC

By Wade Sheridan
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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' second trailer to premiere on ABC
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" star Felicity Jones attends the European premiere of “Star Wars - The Force Awakens" on December 16, 2015. The second trailer for the film is set to premiere on ABC. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- The second trailer for upcoming Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will premiere on ABC.

According to fansite Making Star Wars, television listings for ABC reveal that they plan on airing a new Star Wars special on July 15 that will also include a new three minute trailer for Rogue One.

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The title of the special, Secrets of The Force Awakens, shares the same name as a making of documentary that was included in the blu-ray release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Before the listing was discovered, it was believed that a new trailer for Rogue One would only be arriving during the Star Wars Celebration in London that also takes place on July 15.

Directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is the first of several planned Star Wars spinoff films set to be released in between mainline entries in the series such as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Jonathan Aris, Rogue One, set before the events of A New Hope, will depict the war between the Empire and Rebel Alliance as a group of Rebel fighters attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star.

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Recently, it was revealed that iconic Star Wars antagonist Darth Vader would also be featured in the film.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases in theaters December 16.

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