Behold the Awesome Power of the Death Star in New Rogue One Footage

Okay so it’s not blowing up a planet yet, but it is very, very pretty.

At this point, you might feel like there’s been enough snippets and shares of Rogue One footage that you can piece together the whole movie—but that’s apparently not the case quite yet, as this new IMAX spot for the film still contains even more new snippets.

It is, as Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Krennic delightfully enunciates, awesome. Everything else is pretty familiar (although is that General Dodonna we spy rallying the Rebel pilots?), but kind of worth it to watch the Death Star blow up something nonetheless.


Rogue One hits theaters December 16th.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Honestly, the strength demonstrated in this clip would have probably been enough to achieve their intended outcomes while also leaving them with a (eventually) salvagable planet in the end. I mean... even in a galaxy teaming with habitable planets, you’d think they are still incredibly valuable commodities. Why destroy the whole thing when you can take out the largest cities, destroy the ecosystem, and kill pretty much everyone with just a few less-powerful shots.

And all that being said, the easiest (though less flashy for film) solution really would have just been some form of bio weapon.