We are less than two weeks away from the release of the stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and now Disney have unveiled some exciting clips exploring the intense stress that the Rebel Alliance are under, and introducing a key new character or two. 

K-2SOK-2SO doesn't trust Jyn

'Rogue One' follows the adventures of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she joins the Rebel Alliance to help bring down the Galactic Empire's plans to launch an apocalyptic new superweapon known as the Death Star. Jyn teams up with Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) for the mission, who appears to be highly suspicious of... well, everything. But especially of her, as is shown in one of the new clips where he panics at the sight of her weapon.

His unease is not helped by his droid K-2SO - a former Imperial enforcer who's memory has since been deleted by Andor so that he can work for the Alliance. When Andor gives up on trying to confiscate Jyn's blaster (against his better judgement but he knows there has to be some sort of trust in their partnership), K-2SO objects the best he can. 'You're letting her keep it? Would you like to know the probability of her using it against you? It's high', he says, as Andor does his best to ignore him. 'It's very high.'

Watch the trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' here:


He's like a sulkier and more anxious version of C-3PO, though less physically refined. Naturally, if he's been adapted and used by rebellion forces with their limited resources he isn't going to look his best. He's played by 'Con Man' star Alan Tudyk and provides some much needed comic relief with some refreshingly contemporary wit; it's the humour that's the only thing that stops him being a bit scary, though of course he has to look somewhat sinister if he is a former enemy droid.

Diego LunaCassian Andor's not so sure about her either

The extent of the Rebel Alliance's predicament is also fully realised in one of the clips with a rousing speech by Jyn Erso in response to a rather negative remark from someone about their capability. 'What chance do we have? The question is: 'What choice?' she exclaims. 'Run, hide, plead for mercy, scatter your forces. You give way to an enemy this evil with this much power and you condemn the galaxy to an eternity of submission. The time to fight is now.'

More: See the 'Rogue One' clips here

It's quite a poignant moment from the film to be unveiled, especially at a time of such civil unrest in the real world following an intense and brutal presidential election.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is set for release on December 16th 2016.

Jyn Rallies The Alliance - Clip

Trust Goes Both Ways - Clip