Rogue One trailer reveals Empire’s total control
Despite reports of massive reshoots and a directorial switch, Rogue One’s latest trailer really looks it could be a terrific Star Wars spin-off. Rogue One has been on my radar, but I hadn’t been so amped that I was ready to start a countdown. Until the debut of this new trailer.
We see more of Jyn Erso rallying Rebel troops and outcasts to aid her mission. Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera appears to follow in the tradition of Obi-Wan Kenobi and other mentor characters. And every scene with Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Îmwe seems like a great new fit in the Star Wars universe.
One thing that really stood out was how Rogue One is showing the extent of the Empire’s control. In the Original Trilogy we don’t ever see the full scope beyond how it impacts Luke Skywalker. The Rogue One trailer does a great job in conveying how miserable the galaxy is under the Empire’s shadow. And why a Rebellion would become such an appealing option to those ready to push back.
Not that I needed it, but seeing Darth Vader again was pretty cool. I’m very interested as to who is playing Vader and if Hayden Christensen (Revenge of the Sith) will get another spin with the character. Beyond one quickie scene under the helmet.
As part of the Rogue One trailer reveal, here’s a new set of photos featuring some of the main characters from the film. I’m really looking forward to learning more about these new characters.
Photo Credit: Star Wars.com