Star Wars is about to pull you back into a galaxy far, far away.
Back in July, Disney took the opportunity to drop the new trailer for Rogue One at a panel hosted by Captain Phasma herself, at the raging, weekend-long nerdfest that is Star Wars Celebration in London — basically Comic-Con with more lightsabers and less body heat.
Because Disney hates us we had to wait a while to see it, but the trailer finally hit the internet today — and damn, was it worth the wait.
Whatever you expected based on (which was good, but honestly not great), the reality of this new, full-length trailer is bigger, bolder, baddass-er, and every other “B” word you could possibly apply. Oh, and as for Darth Vader? .
Enough talk. Check out the trailer below, but put on a sweater first ‘cos you’re about to experience some serious chills.
Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic is the main villain of Rogue One, and if he’s right now, this trailer does at least confirm the notion that Krennic is quite unlike any other Star Wars villain from the previous seven movies. He looks creepy and menacing, but far less of a classic supervillain than Vader or Palpatine, and more a shrewd political operator. His relative normality is a refreshing change for the franchise (and let’s face it, Kylo Ren is an absolute headcase).
We also get a decent look at Forrest Whitaker’s , Mads Mikkelsen as Jyn’s father , and Genevieve O’Reilly reprising her role from Revenge of the Sith as the ethereally calm Mon Mothma, but let’s be honest — this trailer is all about one man.
Seeing that cape twirl in the far reaches of the galaxy was such a throwback, I think I almost got whiplash. You might wanna conserve your excitement levels, though — Rogue One doesn’t hit theaters until December 16.
Did The New Rogue One Trailer Give You Chills?
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