In Return of the Jedi, Mon Mothma told us many Bothans died to deliver information on the weaknesses of the second Death Star. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a former stormtrooper figured out how to take out the third galactic Navarone-inspired superfortress in a matter of minutes. But how did the Rebellion find the plans to the original Death Star–the plans Princess Leia handed off to R2-D2 in Star Wars: A New Hope, which she later recovered thanks to a rescue by Luke, Han, Chewie, Ben, and C-3PO?
In the first trailer released today for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the global fan base is introduced to Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones), following in the steps of Daisy Ridley’s young female lead Rey from Star Wars: A Force Awakens last year. With scenes that remind us of recent Star Wars MMPORGs (that’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game for those not in the know), the newest Star Wars entry takes us to the darker corners of the galaxy, into the process of creating a saboteur capable of destroying an entire planet.
Plenty of coolness can be found here, from what appears to be a samurai warrior (Donnie Yen) to a Grand Admiral Thrawn-garbed fellow (Ben Mendelsohn), to a return to the Yavin IV hidden Rebel base, more AT-ATs, palm trees, a new dark stormtrooper variant, Genevieve O’Reilly (who played the young Mon Mothma in Revenge of the Sith), is back again, Forest Whitaker is a new bounty hunter, and is that Darth Vader going to meet with the Emperor? Oh, yeah, and a rebel gal in a TIE Fighter pilot suit. Count us in.
Check out this first trailer for the next big Star Wars flick:
Wow! Definitely a Magnificent Seven meets Hidden Fortress vibe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters December 16, 2016.
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The first trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One is out, fellow Jedi! It looks VERY interesting! Borg.com has more details on the upcoming film, so by all means, read on!!
But still… No Mara Jade…? (Hangs head and moans in disappointment.)