It has arrived! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here. Well, almost here.
The teaser trailer for the prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope was released this week and it looks awesome. One of the most fundamental components of the original Star Wars trilogy was the obtaining of the plans for the Death Star. This mission received a few mentions in A New Hope and a brief blurb in the opening scroll for the film. While there has always been fan speculation of what happened and how, nothing has ever been solidified within the official universe. So, it goes without saying that this movie has a big reputation to live up to. This adds to the fact that it is outside the “standard” Star Wars mold of a trilogy.
After the success of The Force Awakens, the Disney-owned Star Wars franchise is continuing with the strong female lead in the form of Felicity Jones playing Jyn Erso. Jyn is a rebel without a cause kind of character here and there is absolutely some tension with respect to the circumstances around her role within the mission to obtain the plans and within the rebellion as a whole. It will be interesting to see how her role plays out, especially since we need to believe in her as a character and, hopefully, as someone to root for. All fans love a hero. One wonders if Jyn is, in fact, our hero in this movie. The trailer also begins to introduce us to other new characters, who may or may not be part of Jyn’s team.
What do I like about this trailer? The fact that it doesn’t really feel like a pointless teaser telling me the movie will exist at some point, which can be the potential issue with teasers as a concept. It gives us a taste of the story. Let’s hope that subsequent trailers don’t give away too much of the story.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes to theaters December 2016.
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