Our level of excitement for all things Star Wars is always pretty high, but this time, we might be close to a record. Not just because the first of the promised Star Wars stand-alone stories (Rogue One) debuted it’s first trailer today, or because it’s all about Rebel spies on a secret mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, but because this is an epic space opera film – and it’s protagonist is a woman! (And yes, you can argue that the main character in The Force Awakens is right, and you’d be right – but this …this makes it two in a row!)
Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, a reckless, aggressive and undisciplined recruit of the rebellion, who, if common sense is to be believed, will ultimately steal the plans for the Death Star our very own Luke Skywalker destroys in Star Wars: A New Hope. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, and the cast also includes Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed.
Check out the trailer below, and then leave us a comment! We want to know what you want/hope/expect from Rogue One.
Rogue One opens nationwide on December 16th, 2016.