‘Rogue One A Star Wars Story’ official teaser trailer drops!


by Steve the Space Wizard

Today is a good day, fellow nerds, for a trailer has dropped from the Disney-Lucasfilm behemoth for their new Star Wars film, Rogue One. As you know, Disney is going to make good on their 4 billion dollar investment by making a new Star Wars film every year to perpetuity. Before last year’s smash success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we were all left wondering if the franchise was just a shambling corpse of a dead horse, beaten repeatedly by George Lucas until we all pitied it. However, Disney and Kathleen Kennedy, the new custodians of the franchise, seem to have turned it relevant and exciting again. This trailer is no exception, this thing looks bloody amazing.

If you didn’t know already, Star Wars: Rogue One is the story about the rebels who stole the plans to the first Death Star. No, not the one the Bothans stole, I already hear you lot making memes about Bothans dying. No, this is the one where the Rebel forces, striking from a hidden base, have scored their first sweet-ass victory against the bloody Galactic Empire. It’s like they took the opening crawl to Episode IV and fleshed it out into a script. It’s the prequel we deserve, and the one we need right now.

The film stars Felicity Jones as the whimsically named Jyn Erso, a rebel agent who kicks ass and takes names, and doesn’t look like she’s too fond of authority. My kind of hero. We see Forest Whittaker play what looks like a mentor type character to Jyn, and fleeting glimpses of the other rebels. We see a dude in a white military outfit, teasing us expanded universe fans with what looks like the first canonical on-screen appearance of an Imperial Grand Admiral.

What stood out in this teaser was just how familiar the look and feel of the film was to classic Star Wars. We see Yavin IV, looking exactly like we remember it from A New Hope. We see Mon Mothma, played by an actress who is a spitting image of the original Mon Mothma from Return of the Jedi. Inspired casting right there. I can’t believe we have to wait till December for this. Till then, may the Force be with you!


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