'Rogue One' New Trailer Sees The Return Of Darth Vader To The 'Star Wars' Universe

He's back, and as breathy as ever.

12/08/2016 09:02 | Updated 12 August 2016

It’s the moment ‘Star Wars’ fans across the universe have been waiting for - the return of Darth Vader.

The iconic space baddie makes a brief appearance in the brand new trailer for ‘Rogue One’, which made its debut in the early hours of Friday (12 August) morning. 

The ‘Star Wars’ spin-off film will explore the characters and events beyond the core saga, with the action set between 2005 prequel ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ and the first original ‘Star Wars’ film, 1977’s ‘A New Hope’.

And it seems like Vader, who was killed off in 1983’s ‘Return Of The Jedi’, will feature in the new film. 

Someone get that dude an inhaler

‘Rogue One’ sees ‘The Theory Of Everything’ star Felicity Jones take on the lead role of Jyn Erso, while Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen and Forest Whitaker also star.

The action sees a band of Rebel Alliance soldiers attempting to steal the plans to the Death Star, which fans will remember from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy as the super weapon developed by Darth Vader’s Empire.

Felicity Jones takes the lead in 'Rogue One'

The film has been directed by British director Gareth Edwards, and is slated for release on 16 December. 

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is set to continue the original series in December 2017, following last year’s sequel, ‘The Force Awakens’.

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