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The Rogue One behind-the-scenes video really puts the “war” in Star Wars

At the Star Wars Celebration currently underway in London, director Gareth Edwards debuted a behind-the-scenes look at the first standalone film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The video is not unlike the look at The Force Awakens that came out of last year’s Comic Con. There’s a lot of waxing poetic about practical effects and the magic of being in a Star Wars movie. However, there’s a lot more war.

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The film apparently features an intense beach-set showdown, evoking the Normandy landings on D-Day. This battle is teased in the new poster released for the film, which shows Stormtroopers wading through perfectly still water, while the Death Star looms in the background.

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Earlier in the Rogue One panel, Edwards spoke about this gorgeous planet, called Scarif, for which the Maldives served as the real-life location.

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