Five takeaways from the new 'Rogue One' trailer

August 12, 2016 3:48 AM

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Five takeaways from the new 'Rogue One' trailer

In the middle of America continuing its dominance in Olympics swimming, Lucasfilm dropped a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where a bunch of Rebels go for the gold in stealing the plans for the Empire's under-construction Death Star. Star Wars fans might not have Michael Phelps but they do have new heroine Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Seriously, she stares down a TIE Fighter. That is a baller move, folks.

This is the ominous opening intoned by Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) that also happens to be a massive understatement. Anybody who saw the first Star Wars film knows the Empire pretty much ruled all, but in this movie (set just before George Lucas' original 1977 movie), we get some eerie scenes TIEs...

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