The first trailer for Rogue: A Star Wars Story was relased today and if you haven’t seen it yet check it out here:
So what have we leant from the trailer:
1: Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso is a maverick force of nature with terrible lines
Harrison Ford famously once told George Lucas: “George, you can type this shit, but you can’t say it!”. Gareth Edwards’ film has certainly captured that unique spirit of the early Star Wars movies, by having Jones pronounce: “This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel,” in response to a challenge from her superiors.
2: Return of the Jedi’s Mon Mothma is back
That Rebel general so upset over the loss of all those brave Bothans during efforts to deliver the plans to the second Death Star is back.
3: Forest Whitaker delivers a warning
The bizarrely armoured Whitaker appears to be giving Erso the kind of warning that Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda might have delivered to Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy. But how can there be any risk she’ll turn to the dark side in a movie that’s said to be light on Force antics?
4: Ben Mendelsohn is a Grand Moff Tarkin-like Imperial villain
Many expected Tarkin himself to turn up in Rogue One, given that he was the first Death Star’s main commander in 1977’s Star Wars; there were spurious reports that Disney might present a CGI reanimation of Peter Cushing in the role. However it seems the studio has enlisted a grey-haired Ben Mendelsohn instead.
5: Plenty for the Geeks with Shadowtroopers and AT-AT walkers
Black-armoured stormtroopers have featured in numerous Star Wars novels, games and comic books over the years, but never in the movies themselves. AT-ATs are the Empire’s spindly-legged ground units famously first seen in the opening to The Empire Strikes Back.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas in December.