It is finally here!
Check out the trailer for the upcoming prequel/spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Force Awakens was a massive success, reinvigorating the franchise and making for a truly spectacular cinematic experience. Bringing back old faces and introducing new, exciting fresh blood to the cast really worked and that's why Rogue One looks thrilling! For some reason, I have a feeling it may be even better than The Force Awakens. Call it a gut feeling, a hunch, I'm not sure, but this trailer is certainly what we wanted to see. I'm excited to see the exploration of new territory for the saga, and whilst I'm sure it'll keep some aspects of the overall Star Wars world, it's going to be something different and this trailer highlights both familiar touches and new ideas!
Here are 10 awesome moments from the trailer that premiered on Good Morning America, my excitement for this film has seriously taken a step up! Roll on December:
1. The Mission - Giving away very little but still outlining what it is the daring team are ready to do, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and co. look ready for the job, despite what seems to look like insurmountable odds and the danger of being caught.
2. Black Armoured Stormtrooper, Burning Citadel? - In that teaser for the teaser trailer, the shot of this Stormtrooper standing guard amidst a burning structure is pretty awesome, a very authoritative figure, it all seems very doom and gloom in this shot and I like that!
3. Who Is That? - I'm not one for deep speculation but this hooded gown looks familiar, and is this onboard the Death Star? Whoever that is, this is an awesome shot, leaving plenty room for guessing who this mysterious figure could be.
4. Death Star - The imposing enemy base is back and looking as threatening as ever. The daring rebels are aiming to steal the plans for the base, and I'm sure it won't be easy for them just by looking at this gigantic shot.
5. Felicity Jones - This Oscar nominated actress looks war-torn and ready to fight, this is certainly a new direction after playing the wife of Professor Stephen Hawking. It's great to see her in such a big film, and I'm looking forward to see what she brings to the table.
6. Set Design - Star Wars has always been spot on with its incredible set design, even in the lesser liked prequels one cannot deny that the practical sets are wonderful and well thought out. Rogue One looks to be no exception, with grimy industrial settings, sprawling walkways and futuristic spaceships. It's sure to be an immersive world.
7. Explosions - This looks like a destructive, action packed Star Wars film. Here's hoping all these big blasts are ones that really create some sweet action beats and blow our minds, and are not just thrown in for spectacle, though with Gareth Edwards on directing duties, we're sure to be given a marvellous experience thanks to his Spielberg-ian style.
8. Forest Whittaker's Voice - When I found out this Oscar winning actor was going to be in Rogue One, my inner nerd really geeked out. His dramatic, frantic narration plays out over many shots here, setting the tone for what is clearly a dangerous mission, and who better than Whittaker to get your heart racing with his thrilling voiceover!
9. Donnie Yen Vs. Stormtrooper - The Hong Kong actor and Martial Arts expert unsheathes his sword and faces off against a Stormtrooper, this quick cut sequence goes by very fast so if you blink, you'll miss it! It'd be awesome to see a fight sequence where Yen battles several Stormtroopers only using a sword!
10. Attack On The Beach - This last action shot is one hell of a way to end a trailer to get our blood pumping and anticipation building! What an epic shot, with the iconic Star Wars "Walkers" not letting anyone get in their way.
How excited are you for Rogue One now? This is a terrific trailer, and I can't wait to see more!