Let’s not beat around the bush, we’re obsessed with Star Wars and our fandom was reignited by Episode VII.
Unfortunately the next tentpole Episode is just under two years away, so we need Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to bridge the gap. Luckily we’re starting to be drip fed teasers and trailers from today.
While there was a “teaser preview” (basically a teaser for a teaser for a trailer) posted a few hours ago, we now have the teaser proper, watch it below.
Okay, that was a lot to unpack.. but, guys! AT-ATs! Mon Mothma! The Death Star! Yes please.
So the main character this time around is a rebel named Gyn Erso (we believe that’s the official spelling) as she is tasked with stealing the plans for the original Death Star. Because of this, we expect that the movie will feature Bothans dying en masse (er, actually, that’s a quote from Return Of The Jedi, Clinton. You are back on administrative leave -ed).
The rest of the trailer is vague, we see a darker side to the Rebel / Empire clash as regular, non-superpower Jedi have to tackle the might of the Empire and deal with the consequences. A character played by Forest Whitaker asks: “what will you do when they catch you? What will you do if they break you? If you continue to fight, what will you become?”. Oh man, the chills of that expertly delivered line.
Needless to say we’re firmly on the hype train for this different look at the Star Wars universe. let’s hope we stay on the rails until Rogue One’s release this December.