Today Disney released the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film is set to take place in between Episode III and Episode IV and will detail the story of the group of rebels who stole the plans to the Death Star.
You can view the trailer here:
All I can say is whammyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. This looks absolutely dope and should build nicely off JJ Abrams’s The Force Awakens. Star Wars fandom is at an all time high right now even despite the fact that OG Star Wars fans are at an advanced age.
Consider this: A New Hope premiered in 1977, which means if you were a fan of the movie when it premiered you are most likely between the ages of 46 and 60! That’s insane, and while it has not stopped the proverbial Star Wars Death Star from historic sales, the tone and child friendly personality of the second trilogy and The Force Awakens has left something to be desired for many Star Wars fanboys above the age of 16…
And this conundrum is what makes Rogue One so compelling. This appears to be the very first Star Wars film that will incorporate a story that we loved as children with the seriousness of contemporary adult films. For one, look at the cast. Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Ben Mendehlson?! Rumor also has it that Lord Vader will be returning to the big screen, along with a complete CGI recreation of Grand Moff Tarkin….
You have my attention, please take my money.
Combine what appears to be a stellar casting job with the script presumably being grittier and edgier, and all adult Star Wars fans should be jacked to the tits. Hell, Director Gareth Edwards (responsible for Monsters and the Godzilla reboot) even cited Saving Private Ryan as inspiration.