Today fans around the world have gotten their first delicious glimpse of the newest edition to the Star Wars saga, Rouge One. Starring Felicity Jones as the bad ass intergalactic rebel Jyn Erso, Rouge One takes place between the end of the prequels and the beginning of the original trilogy. The premise of Rouge One centers around the rebel forces tasked with discovering the fatal weakness of the death star, a question I myself have always pondered.
Rouge One is obviously not a part of the new trilogy which was launched in December with the global phenomenon The Force Awakens. This will be the first stand alone movie set in the Star Wars universe and will be the precursor for many of it’s kind. This is an extremely exciting development for fans, because now we will have the opportunity to see some of our favorite characters in new situations. The chance for deeper character development and bold new back stories is a tantalizing prospect.
Throughout this short trailer we get a glimpse of certain character who has been highly anticipated by fans of the series. Geneivive O’Reilly returns as the regal rebel leader, Mon Mothma. We are also introduced to the intense, brooding of Forest Whitaker’s mysterious new character.
The plot of Rouge One was inspired from the opening crawl from the first ever Star Wars movie which read “During the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star …”. Now fans all around the world will be able to take this adrenaline fueled ride with new heroes to cheer for and brand new villains loath.
Rouge One will be hitting theaters this December and we will all be looking forward to watching Jyn Erso and her cadre of rebels capture the construction plans for the Death Star!