'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Diversity a Selling Point

August 13, 2016 10:02 AM

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"Star Wars" fans are salivating over the new full-length trailer for "Rogue One"—the latest installment in the blockbuster sci-fi saga. Besides the return of Darth Vader and some tantalizing clues to long unanswered questions in the series, the clip offers something else striking: unprecedented diversity.

Not only is "Rogue One" continuing "The Force Awakens" trend of putting a young woman in the center of the action, but it appears to provide prominent roles for African-American, Latino and Asian actors as well—a relatively new development in the "Star Wars" universe. NBC News reached out to LucasFi...

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