Unless you just woke up from a coma, you're probably aware of the insanely epic new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer that dropped online this morning and we've got your in-depth trailer breakdown via the good folks over at The Verge. Check it out below and sound off in the comments section with your thoughts. As always thanks for making EastCoastMovieGuys your place for straight to the point Star Wars news!
This new trailer opens with a scenic look at a ringed planet, with an Imperial shuttle coming in for a landing.
This cuts to what appears to be a farm, where someone is taking a look at the Imperial landing team. (Most likely this is Mads Mikkelson's character), which you can see in the image below:
This is a younger Krennic than we saw in the earlier trailers, which shows that he’s been at this project for a while. We got our earliest glimpses of the Death Star way back in Attack of the Clones, and later in Revenge of the Sith.
Next up, we get our first glimpse of Galen Erso, a brilliant weapons designer who is apparently instrumental in bringing the Death Star online. This is likely a flashback to when Krennic recruited Erso for the job.
Erso tells his daughter Jyn that he’s doing this to protect her, and in subsequent shots, she’s hiding in the bushes.
Jyn wakes up from this apparent flashback in an Imperial prison, judging by the trooper stationed outside. We know she’s been living on her own since her teens, and it’s likely that she’s gotten into trouble with the law.
Here’s a cool shot of the planet Jedha, which, as we pointed out in our last breakdown, is a sort of holy land for Jedi, and where we’ll later see a firefight.
Now this is one extremely cool shot, and the sound design in this short shot is incredible and is a first for Star Wars films, because it uses the ear drum ringing effect, like many (War Films) using when a grenade goes off.
You want to get out of here?" Diego Luna’s Captain Cassian Andor is behind the explosion and appears to be breaking Erso out of her cell. It’s not clear exactly when or where this is: the ceiling looks a bit more modern than the rougher cell that she was in a moment ago.
Really neat overhead shot of the U-Wing headed somewhere on Jedha. We’ve seen similar shots in earlier trailers, but now we can see that some of those ridges are the remains of a giant statue of a Jedi.
In a voice-over, Mon Mothma explains that the rebellion is all that there is to push back against the Empire.
We’re back to a familiar location: Yavin IV, where the Rebellion is based, and where we saw Jyn hauled in handcuffs in the last trailer.
Cut to a very Imperial-looking base as Mon Mothma explains that Galen Erso is "critical to the development of a superweapon."
Cut to two shots of a much older Galen Erso and Director Krennic (who doesn’t look very happy).
Badass shot of the Death Star, Check!
"If my father built this thing, we need to find him," Jyn tells Andor. It looks like the Rebellion is going to try to use Jyn as a personal angle to get the information they need on the Death Star.
"Alright, how many do we need?" Baze Malbus asks.
Alan Tyduk’s K-2SO tells them that someone is requesting a call sign. "Rogue," Riz Ahmed’s Bodhi Rook says. "Rogue One." Movie title!
A badass reflection of Vader from the Death Stars' shiny floors.
The always incredible Ben Mendelsohn as Director Krennic Telling Vader what the deals is!
Cut to a scene overseeing another planet, which looks like Jedha. This is the same room where Governor Tarkin ordered the destruction of Alderaan just a little after this film ends. Given the planet’s significance when it comes to Jedi, it makes sense that the Empire would want it destroyed.
Troopers on Jedha are backed up by an AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) during what appears to be a pitched battle. We’ve seen some of this fight in earlier trailers.
"We have hope," Jyn Erso says to a group of Rebels. "Rebellions are built on hope."
Scarif, where the Death Star was reportedly built!
Here's one of those cool shots that are gonna get all those cool War film comparisons
"They have no idea we’re coming," Erso says. Sneak attack! These two shots show Captain Andor and Erso in disguise as Imperial Forces. K-2SO blends right in.
Night time, raining somewhere!
Awesome new creature!
Baze Malbus takes out some Imperial troopers in front of a downed X-Wing as Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Îmwe says that The Force is strong.
X-Wings in battle somewhere there is LAVA? Interesting........
Bodhi Rook takes cover after seeing something awful?
Cool X-Wing pilot!
Star Destroyer crashing?
Darth Vader in all his glory!
Galen Erso again.
"Save the Rebellion!" Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera cries out. "Save the dream."
Childhood dreams coming true!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on December 16th.