Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is almost upon us. Disney has released a new TV spot for the film that acts as a rallying cry for the Rebellion.
“They call it the Death Star. It’s capable of destroying an entire planet.” Jyn Erso reminds everyone just what’s at stake should the rag-tag band of heroes fail at their mission during Rogue One.
This might be my favorite trailer for Rogue One to date. We finally get to hear the Death Star referred to by name. We also get another brief glimpse of Darth Vader. After the trailer shows us what little hope the Rebellion has at succeeding in their suicide mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, Jyn steps in to remind us that they have no choice but to accept it.
“If the Empire has this kind of power, what chance do we have?” exclaims one of the rebels.
“The question is what CHOICE?” replies Jyn. “We have hope, rebellions are built on hope!”
Any casual fan knows that Rogue One is going to succeed at stealing the plans to the Death Star. We also know the Empire put the one vulnerability to the planet destroyer in Alderaan-places as Luke was successful in destroying the mega-weapon in the first film. What Disney has shown me with what we’ve seen of Rogue One so far is that there’s still a compelling story to be told, even if we know its conclusion already.
We’ve only seen the Rebellion at the height of their powers in the first trilogy. The fact I knew what the ramifications of this movie would be without seeing it had me feeling like it was unnecessary, but the terrific ad campaign has me singing a different tune. Rogue One is the bridge film between Episodes III and IV, and it may be the most necessary film in the entire Star Wars Universe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases on December 16, 2016. It stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and takes place between Episodes III and IV of the Star Wars Saga.
What did you guys think of the TV spot? Are you excited to see how Disney bridges the stories from the original trilogy and the Clone Saga together? Let us know in the comments below!