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Star Wars: Rogue One

Big Star Wars: Rogue One box office expected despite mixed reviews, boycott calls

LOS ANGELES: The latest entry in the "Star Wars" franchise divided film critics on Tuesday, but is expected to bring in more than $300 million (£236.8 million) at the global box office this weekend despite a social media boycott campaign over its perceived political slant. Reviewers either loved or hated Disney's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Rolling Stone magazine praised its "emotional, loopy, let's-put-on-a-show spirit that made us fall in love with the original trilogy," but the New Yorker called it "lobotomised and…

WATCH: Final ‘Rogue One’ trailer excites ‘Star Wars’ fans

LOS ANGELES: The final trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" dropped Thursday, giving fans more insight into the beginnings of the saga's rebel alliance two months ahead of the movie's release. The first standalone "Star Wars" story, "Rogue One" is set just before "A New Hope" -- the original film in the blockbuster series -- and stars Felicity Jones as rebel Jyn Erso alongside Mads Mikkelsen and Forest Whitaker. Following a grand "Star Wars" tradition, the trailer teases a film preoccupied with…