Star Wars fans are only a few weeks away from seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first in a planned series of bi-annual spinoff features set in the Star Wars universe but outside the continuum of the main series. There has been plenty of promotion for the movie to date, yet (arguably) most of the film’s major set pieces remain (for the time being) unknown to audiences.
Rogue One star Felicity Jones has now made an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where she unveiled a fresh clip from the Star Wars movie. Appearing on the popular late night talk show as part of the Rogue One‘s promotional tour, Jones talked about her experiences in playing new character Jyn Erso in the Gareth Edwards-directed spinoff. Rogue One tells the story behind the Rebel mission to steal the plans to the Death Star – plans that will ultimately be passed by Princess Leia to R2-D2 in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
In the exclusive new clip (which begins at roughly the 3:09 mark of the interview video above), Jyn Erso and her Rebel comrades take on a group of Stormtroopers in an impromptu shootout; climaxing with the shooting of a droid briefly mistaken for one of their allies. The full context of the scene, in terms of where it falls in the narrative of Rogue One, is not immediately clear.