Yeah, this trailer is phenomenal in just about every way. While there's still reason to be concerned that Disney has toned things down here, this 2 minute trailer gives us plenty of gritty battle scenes and a darker mood. If there's one complaint I had about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was that the film didn't take us to many new worlds. Desert planet, ice planet, forest planet, Death Star- we've seen it all before. With Rogue One, Edwards and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy seem intent on going to brand new places. The whole visual look is fresh and exciting, with beaches and temples and all sorts of Star Wars-y stuff. I love Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso so far, and that supporting cast is phenomenal. The news of a messy production will always be around in the back of my head, but after this trailer, Disney has sold me entirely. After all- who wouldn't get excited by seeing Darth Vader?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, James Earl Jones, Jimmy Smits, and Forest Whitaker, and will hit theaters on December 16.
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