Ladies and gentlemen, the hype train for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going full steam ahead, and boy am I glad to be on it.
We’ve had several teasers and trailers already for the upcoming Star Wars film, but this latest one finally sheds light on protagonist Jyn Erso’s past and her motive for being part of the ‘Rogue One’ crew.
The first scene is an open farm where Jyn’s father Galen tells his daughter that whatever he’s doing is to protect her, before he gets taken by the Empire. Later we are alluded to the idea that the Death Star was designed by Galen.
The trailer also gives a very good look at some battle scenes, a glimpse of Darth Vader and a deeper look at a tropical planet unlike anything we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe.
Rogue One is the first of three anthology stories in the Star Wars universe set outside the main ‘Episodes’. It’s set right before the events of A New Hope (Episode IV), and follows the story of a band of rebels who are tasked to steal the plans of the Death Star.