After hours that felt like weeks, NBC denounced a latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story pound dab in a core of some utterly good Olympic swimming coverage. Many courteous geeks figured it would be a trailer shown to attendees of Star Wars Celebration Europe a few weeks back, that was comprised mostly of footage we’d already seen — nonetheless that appears not to have been a case. Instead, Star Wars obsessives (and gullible Olympics fans) were rewarded with a morally stirring provoke of what appears to be executive Gareth Edwards’s betrothed war-movie take on a Star Wars galaxy, finish with a ton of new stuff. Let’s, er, dive in.
As a Imperial Mar plays, we open on what appears to be a dull world of Jedha, a site of good significance for a Jedi (who are all nonetheless archaic during a time of Rogue One, given that it takes place after a Jedi-cide of Revenge of a Sith) and for a Empire. The operative speculation in geekdom is that Jedha is where one harvests kyber crystals, that are used to make lightsabers and to make a mega-laser for a under-construction Death Star. The four-winged vessels are Imperial transports that are new in this film; a small suckers are good ol’ TIE Fighters.
Our protagonist, a somewhat reformed ne’er-do-well Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. The Rebels incarcerate her for some reason, nonetheless they let her out for some other reason, afterwards they let her go on a goal to take a skeleton for a Death Star for nonetheless another undisclosed reason.
This is Saw Gerrera, a decrepit maestro of a prequel-era Clone Wars played by Forest Whitaker. Interestingly, this film won’t be a character’s initial entrance — a much-younger chronicle of him showed adult in charcterised form on a kid-oriented Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. He’ll be assisting a Rebellion out in a query to get a skeleton for a Death Star, nonetheless one contingency assume he’ll have a whole “I’m revelation you, I’m retired!” rigamarole first.
A Star Destroyer hovers over Jedha — specifically, what appears to be a walled city we saw in a initial shot. we do adore a new Star Wars trope of carrying spaceships fly around in heavenly atmospheres.
English actor Alistair Petrie doesn’t have a impression name yet, nonetheless he’s a high-ranking Rebellion central of some sort.
Rebellion personality Mon Mothma, played here by Genevieve O’Reilly, one of a few actors to reprise a purpose from a prequels (although her stage was cut from a melodramatic chronicle of Revenge of a Sith).
Did it only get hotter in a Galaxy, or is that only me? This here is Diego Luna, personification Rebel comprehension officer Cassian Andor. He’s tasked with operative alongside Erso and will expected finish adult being her adore interest. That bit where they both demeanour during any other and say, “Good”? C’mon.
This is a new Rebel boat called a U-Wing, not to be confused with NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing.
Captured Rebels, presumably on Jedha.
This fearsome gent is Baze Malbus, a niggardly played by Jiang Wen. Not certain what rainswept mark he’s in, nonetheless this shot confirms Jiang’s report that Malbus “has a gun, he has a outrageous gun, he has a weapon, a weapon’s really huge.” He’s best buds with …
… Chirrut Imwe, played by Donnie Yen. Imwe is a “spiritual warrior” who isn’t a Jedi nonetheless believes in a Jedi interpretation of a star as being firm together by a Force. He’s blind, nonetheless still effs adult a vast organisation of Stormtroopers flattering good here, serve proof that Stormtroopers are literally a misfortune during their jobs.
We finally get to hear Alan Tudyk as a droid K-2SO. As you’ll notice, he has an Imperial escutcheon on his shoulder, and he did indeed go to a Empire before he was taken by a Rebels and reprogrammed. Still into joking (?) about murdering folks, though.
Ben Mendelsohn entrance by with that A+ glower and bow-down white garment as Imperial Military Director Orson Krennic. He’s in assign of creation certain a Death Star (which we saw progressing in a trailer, nonetheless we figure that if you’re reading this post, we know a Death Star) gets finished on time.
Rebels using by a waters of another world we’re being introduced to in Rogue One, a pleasant bliss called Scarif, where they run into not Michael Phelps nonetheless …
… these bad boys: special-ops Stormtroopers famous as (dun-dun-dunnn) Death Troopers.
Adorable Riz Ahmed pops adult in his purpose as Bodhi Rook, a former Imperial commander (perhaps that’s a reason he has an Imperial trademark on his shoulder?) who now works for a Rebellion and has a lot of stress issues. Same, Bodhi; same.
Although this steel behemoth looks a lot like one of those AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back, it’s indeed a cousin to them: it’s an AT-ACT, brief for “All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport.” Malbus attacks it with a bazooka, and we swear, if that’s all it takes to move down one of those things, because a ruin did Luke have to go to a difficulty of tangling adult an AT-AT with a wire from his Snowspeeder in a Battle of Hoth? Yet another box of Hollywood ruining my childhood.
Erso stares down a TIE. No new information here, only suspicion this shot was flattering rad.
Some indiscernible impression who appears to observation shade shots from a Nintendo Virtual Boy. Get excited.