I have so many feelings about the new Rogue One trailer that it’s difficult to even decipher them all.
There have been a lot of questionable issues surrounding Rogue One’s release this coming December, but as a huge Star Wars fan – and one who is totally behind The Force Awakens – it’s been difficult to dislike what they’ve released so far…and the new Rogue One trailer does a great job of solidifying how great these prequel Star Wars movies can be.
First of all, let’s talk about young Mon Mothma and how amazing she is. I don’t know how they did it, but the casting looks perfect, and I have nothing but high hopes for her portrayal in Rogue One. That combined with Felicity Jones’ clearly strong portrayal of Jyn Erso should make for a great female-led film – something that we can only hope that Star Wars fans are ready for.
Yes, there are other characters, and I’m excited to see all of them – both the new ones (Forest Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera) and characters we’ve seen – or heard – in previous films (Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa and James Earl Jones as the infamous Darth Vader, specifically).
All that said, as much as I’m excited to see Mon Mothma and all those other characters new and old, this new Rogue One trailer made me far more interested in finding out more about Jyn Erso…which is exactly what it should have done. Yes, Darth Vader is going to make an appearance. Yes, Mon Mothma is probably going to be awesome. Yes, we will surely be introduced to a lot of other great characters.
But it’s Jyn Erso who is meant to steal our hearts, and I honestly believe – after viewing not just the new Rogue One trailer, but the past ones as well – that she will. If there’s anything Star Wars has needed, it’s more female heroes…and this first Star Wars Anthology film will hopefully do just that.
Check out the new trailer:
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is an author, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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