Friday evening was the night to step away from Pokémon Go for a moment and bask in the glorious new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, that moment never came and fans did not handle it well. ABC aired an hour-long Star Wars special which was supposed to tease new behind-the-scenes footage, except that footage was already released earlier in the day and had been previously shown at a Celebration event in London.
This is what Twitter had to say about the alleged deception:
ABC: "Come see this sick Rogue One trailer yo! Darth Vader! Lit!"— braeden starkgaryen (@winterrcse) July 16, 2016
ABC: *shows the Behind the Scenes reel for the 4th time*
Rogue One trailer, where are you?!?!?!????!?!?!?!?— Robert A. Carreras (@Rah_UniQue) July 16, 2016
JFC SHOW THE GODDAMN TRAILER ALREADY #RogueOne— Freeman McNeil (@FreemanMcNeil24) July 16, 2016
They lied #RogueOne— Josh Craig (@Bosox74) July 16, 2016
I need the Rogue One trailer like...RIGHT NOW. I NEED TO SEE DARTH VADER, PLEASE, GIVE IT TO ME!— Jay Solo. (@AlmithaCaffrey) July 16, 2016
Still no Rogue One trailer #SizzleGate— DoctorDoom (@Acidic_Heart) July 16, 2016
Here's what we know so far: Darth Vader, last seen delivering his best "KHAAAAAAN!" impression at the end of Revenge of the Sith, makes his triumphant return to the big screen in that classic black on black on black ensemble. And don’t worry, James Earl Jones will still be the booming voice delivering lines destined to be repeated in front of bathroom mirrors across the globe.
British fans got a taste of new Vader during the London Celebration event when producers debuted the new trailer. He reportedly popped up at the end still breathing heavily. According to the BBC, director Gareth Edwards also revealed that Jones recorded his bits back in December in New York and described the experience as an "early Christmas present."
"I think I'm probably a lot like everybody in this audience," Edwards said during the Rogue One panel, which also saw the release of a brand new poster. "I watched A New Hope every day growing up. It's just been the most insane, most surreal experience."
Due out on Dec. 16, this latest installment of the space opera saga centers on a pair of resistance fighters (played by Felicity Jones and Diego Luna) who set out on a mission to steal the Empire's plans for the Death Star. The film also stars Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, and so many more.
It's gonna be okay, Star Wars fam. We've still got San Diego Comic-Con coming up.