What a time to be alive! Only four months after feasting our eyes (ears, hearts and minds as well), we have been gifted by the Gods of Disney and Lucasfilm the first trailer for Rogue One, the first of three non-trilogy Star Wars movies.
While fans will have to wait until 2017 for Episode VIII to arrive, Rogue One, which is set some time before the events of Episode IV: A New hope, will keep us distracted enough that we won’t bite my fingers off after our nails are done.
For a debut trailer, the clip surprisingly reveals quite a fair bit of the film. For instance, we get a pretty good idea of the character played by Felicity Jones. In the clip, it’s pretty obvious that she’s no damsel in distress. We reckon it wouldn’t take long before she becomes an idolised fan favourite.
Besides Jones, we also get good glimpses of Forrest Whitaker and Donnie Yen, both of whom appear to have pretty influential roles. We even see the popular Ip Man star get into a bit of trouble, using what appears to be nothing more than a stick to ward off his opponents. Would he wield a lightsaber in the film? We sure hope so!
Unsurprisingly, the Internet has gone absolute bonkers over it.
Watched the Rogue One trailer a couple of times in the parking garage before I walked into work. Very excited.
— Bob Wertz (@sketchbookb) April 7, 2016
WHY ARE YOU READING THIS TWEET AND NOT WATCHING THE ROGUE ONE TRAILER WHAT IS EVEN WRONG WITH YOU
— James Smith (@Floppy) April 7, 2016
Watch the clip here!