By: Casey Johnston (@DarthHockey)
The first official teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped this morning and it is amazing. My first thought is that Felicity Jones looks amazing as Jyn Erso. We don’t know much about her character yet, but that’s a good thing. This is already a film where we basically know the outcome, so getting all new characters with new backgrounds and stories is exceedingly exciting. Thank you, Disney.
The teaser already gives us some mystery to talk about, like who the hell is this:
Could that be Darth Vader and he’s sporting a hood for some reason? The head is too small for the helmet, but there could be multiple reasons for that. Maybe he had a smaller helmet at some point before A New Hope, or maybe he’s only wearing the breathing apparatus in this scene. Maybe this is a shot that only appears in the teaser and was meant to throw us off (watch the first teaser for The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren is wearing his helmet and hood when he ignites his lightsaber in the snowing forest even though that shot doesn’t exist in the film). Maybe it’s not Vader at all. I don’t know, but I’m looking forward to thinking about it until December.
Enjoy the trailer and thanks for reading!