Today, the teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released.
I’m so hyped for this film. I know I’m being silly, but come on! More Star Wars! Here are three reasons I’m excited about this movie:
1. The teaser-trailer surprised me.
Another female-led Star Wars movie?!?! I’ve always been A Girl Who Loves Star Wars, but I honestly didn’t know how much I wanted to see women leading Star Wars movies until Disney gave me Rey and Jyn. I wasn’t expecting another female lead right after we got such a great one in The Force Awakens.
I had avoided most news about what Rogue One was going to be before today, so I was expecting a dude-heavy movie about X-Wing pilots who stole the Death Star plans before A New Hope took place. I was excited about THAT idea, but what we got in this trailer is ten times better. A movie about an awesome lady rebel spy infiltrating the Death Star? Sign me up.
2. Felicity Jones!
Of course, I adored Felicity Jones in Theory of Everything (who didn’t?), and one of the biggest bummers about The Amazing Spider-Man 3 never being made was that we never got to see what they were planning with her character. I followed her press tour pretty closely after Theory and she seems so sweet and adorable. I’m excited to see more from Felicity this December.
3. More World-Building.
In my opinion, learning the story behind Mon Mothma’s line in A New Hope about the lives lost getting the Death Star Plans will only make that scene richer when we go back and rewatch Episode VII. And the idea that we’re going to get a look at this galaxy from a non-force-sensitive perspective? That thrills me. I guess I’m making a big assumption here – maybe Jyn is force-sensitive. But my impression has always been that the Rebel Alliance was made up of normal people doing their part to fight the evil in their world. And I’m really excited to see that.
Not to mention, we’ve never seen a Star Wars movie that doesn’t revolve around a Skywalker! (Rey’s mysterious lineage aside – whether she is or isn’t, TFA was very Skywalker-centric).
P.S. my husband started a new movie trailer reviewing youtube channel today, and Rogue One was his first review. I think it’s pretty great: