Update 4: The Rogue One Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here! Mon Mothma Actress’ Name Confirmed + New Location + New details on Ben Mendelsohn’s Character!

Screenshot-1As expected the Rogue One promo campaign is starting to fire up after Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released on Blu-ray/DVD. And what a start it is! 7 months before Gareth Edwards’ movie hits theaters, we finally have the first full teaser trailer, and it is awesome. Check it out…

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

And here are some screenshots from the trailer (captions by Hard Case):

 

The opening shot of Felicity Jones’ character Jyn Erso in rebel custody at what is presumably the hidden base on Yavin IV…

 

Rogue One 18

 

A wider shot of the base with the rebels as they should be…on the move and ready for a fight.

 

Rogue One 17

 

Now, there’s a familiar face.  Welcome back, Mon Mothma.

 

Rogue One 23

 

Jyn Erso having a chat with Mothma and a rebel officer in the war room.

 

Rogue One 20

 

Jyn doing what she does…rebelling against the Empire.

 

Rogue One 22

 

Man, she’s really taking those boys down desert scavenger style isn’t she?  Hmm…I wonder…Anyways, it’s great to see the old school stormtroopers back in action in all their cannon fodder glory. Check out the city in the background.

 

Rogue One 21

 

And of course, no rebellion era story would be complete without this classic monstrosity of a ship…

 

Rogue One 19

 

I wonder what kind of package Direct TV offers the Empire?  I bet they get a killer discount.

 

Rogue One 16

 

Diego Luna in the war room.  Why do I get the feeling he’ll be the Poe Dameron of this movie?  Must be ’cause he just looks so cool standing there.

 

Rogue One 11

 

Another close-up shot of Felicity Jones…

 

Rogue One 12

 

Sound the alarm…and get to your ships!  Nice classic shot with some pilots in their rebel orange on the left…

 

Rogue One 15

 

Admiral…Magneto?…First shot of Ben Mendelsohn’s character.  And I must say, he is looking awesome!

 

Rogue One 14

 

And now we get a glimpse at Forest Whitaker looking like a hardcore mercenary…

 

Rogue One 13

 

“This isn’t the tank you’re looking for…you can go about your business…move along.”

 

Rogue One 10

 

Rebels on the run in what looks like an imperial facility or starship.  Could the droid be Alan Tudyk’s character?

 

Rogue One 09

 

Donnie Yen showing us how The Raid cast could have been used in TFA…yes, please… Notice the black X-Wing in the background.

 

Rogue One 08

 

Shadow Troopers!  The old Expanded Universe getting some love…

 

Rogue One 07

 

Destruction of an Imperial vessel that looks very similar to the design of Kylo Ren’s shuttle in TFA

 

Rogue One 06

 

What an amazing visual…Mendelson taking a stroll across the aftermath of a tropical battlefield, and the first real glimpse of those floating stormtroopers that were spotted in those leaked set photos several months ago…

 

Rogue One 05

 

Imperial guards in the back…loyal subject kneeling to the ground…goood…goooood!

 

Rogue One 04

 

Wen Jiang about to bring the heat…

 

Rogue One 03

 

Felicity Jones looking amazing in her Imperial disguise…

 

Rogue One 02

 

And finally we have the logo…

 

Rogue One 01

 

 

UPDATE 2!

 

Anthony Breznican from EW.com shares more revelations from the trailer. Read their report from the link in the tweet.

 

https://twitter.com/Breznican/status/718088257183985665

 

Her first appearance in Episode III got cut, won’t happen this time.

 

 

UPDATE 3!

 

 

 

And now we know where the X-Wing prop from those TMZ leaks ends up in the film.

 

TMZset

Rogue One 08

 

 

UPDATE 4!

 

Grand Admiral Thrawn

 

There has been a lot of speculation that Mendelsohn’s character in the film is a Grand Admiral who is either the canon version of Thrawn or a similar character type.  However, it has been brought to our attention in the comments section below that the insignia on Mendelsohn’s uniform seems to be that of a Fleet Admiral (6 red over 6 blue), not a Grand Admiral like Thrawn which is very different (click here to see an old listing of Imperial insignia).

 

Grand Admiral Insignia (Legends)

Grand Admiral Insignia (Legends)

Fleet Admiral Insignia (Legends)

Fleet Admiral Insignia (Legends)

 

Although the Imperial rank insignia have not all been firmly established yet in canon, with the attention to detail they seem to be paying so far (even to Legends material), I have to wonder if Mendelsohn’s character is in fact a Fleet Admiral instead of a Grand Admiral.

I also wanted to note that Wendig’s Aftermath had a mysterious Fleet Admiral pulling the strings at the end of the book. I wonder if he and Mendelsohn’s character are one and the same? What do you think?

 

Special thanks to Veritax for the heads up!

 

 

Website | + posts

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.

Born on April 24, 1980.

Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)

Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums.Born on April 24, 1980.

1,049 thoughts on “Update 4: The Rogue One Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here! Mon Mothma Actress’ Name Confirmed + New Location + New details on Ben Mendelsohn’s Character!

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    Permalink

    Oh.
    My.

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    Permalink

    Really like the teaser, it has layers.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:56 am
      Permalink

      Like an onion.

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:17 pm
        Permalink

        xD

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm
    Permalink

    Mendelsohn and that white suit! Love it!

    • April 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm
      Permalink

      Thrawn?

      • April 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm
        Permalink

        Maybe, but he’s not blue.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm
          Permalink

          …and guns aren’t really a Thrawn thing (but my Thrawn figure does have a sidearm)

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm
            Permalink

            Why does it have to be Thrawn? There were Grand Admirals in ANH. A bunch. He’s some new character. Don’t shoehorn Thrawn in where he doesn’t belong.

          • April 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm
            Permalink

            Did I say it did? Nope! Just wishful thinking…

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm
          Permalink

          Maybe this is an origin story for him. Maybe sometime during the film, he falls into a boiling vat of blue milk? 🙂

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm
          Permalink

          It better not be human Thrawn, not that I’m racist lol, it’s simply something fans would never accept.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:23 pm
            Permalink

            Agreed. I want the real Thrawn at some point. Maybe in Rebels? He does look heavily inspired by Thrawn, at least.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm
            Permalink

            Filoni did say they’re introducing someone in Season 3 that hardcore fans have been asking for for a while. Either that’s gonna be Revan or Thrawn.

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm
    Permalink

    AMAZING…I just cried tears of joy.

    • April 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm
      Permalink

      1:02: GRAND ADMIRAL TIME!

      Oh my stars & garters: Donnie Yen! In a SW flick!!!! AGGGHHHHHHH!!!! Amazeballs!

      • April 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm
        Permalink

        I was so looking forward to seeing Vader in this trailer…and by the time it was over I had completely forgotten about wanting to see Vader. This was a great trailer. The imagery was fantastic, the tone was perfect, and oh yeah…Mon Freakin’ Mothma. 🙂

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm
          Permalink

          Spot on! The Grand Admiral’s holding a firearm, which ain’t strictly Thrawn’s style. But now I know why they held off on the teaser: The next 8 months will be UNBEARABLE! Yavin Base! Walkers! The DEATH %$@+!+ STAR….Ya gotta pinch me here, folks!

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm
          Permalink

          I agree with each of your sentence. It looks great even without some juggernauts that we were expecting.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm
            Permalink

            Please explain.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm
            Permalink

            Grand Admiral guy visiting Vader’s Michael Jackson chamber?

          • April 8, 2016 at 3:05 am
            Permalink

            I feel this bit was intentional to spark this very debate. They know we want Vader. This is a tease.

          • April 8, 2016 at 3:36 am
            Permalink

            Curses! It worked…ALL TOO EASY

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:17 pm
            Permalink

            I deleted my comment because they were coming across as rude. I still think it is Darth Vader even though his helmet isn’t showing. I do know he normally wears a cloak that ties at the neck with no hood. Dark Anakin loved his hooded cloak. Guess we will have to wait and see.

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm
          Permalink

          Well that was his theme playing as the trailer ended, and I’m pretty confident the guy in the cloak is walking into Vader’s chamber to kneel before him so he wasn’t technically absent from the trailer. 😉

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm
    Permalink

    I am beyond excited for this film now.

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm
    Permalink

    Stop, my dick can only get so erect.

  • April 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm
    Permalink

    That is what I was thinking too w/o the blue skin

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    Permalink

    Kylo’s ship!!! or same kind.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    Permalink

    Omg!!!! I don’t want to see it in my phone!!!!!
    Ten minutes to see it at home!!! Fullscreeeeeen!!!!

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm
    Permalink

    Woo-hoo! (No Vader though).
    Mon Mothma looks amazing. Black troopers are scary and… AT-ATs!

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm
      Permalink

      The installing of the laser array, OG Star Destroyers, Middleton’s character being ominous as all get out, lots of imperial armor variants… and our heroine in imperial garb looking smart!?

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm
        Permalink

        Lots to digest!

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      Permalink

      Are you blind?

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm
        Permalink

        Thats….not Darth Vader, bub. Probably an agent (or Inquistor) going to speak to him, but the guy in the cloak is NOT Darth vader.

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm
        Permalink

        We can’t be sure that this is darth Vader whom we have never seen wearing the cloak above his mask. We all saw it no need to be rude

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm
          Permalink

          I deleted the comment because I didn’t want to come across that way. I still think it is Darth Vader.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    Permalink

    Definitely a cool trailer, didn’t blow me away like the first TFA teaser did, but still awesome.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    Permalink

    It was so much better than I was expecting. Some of the CGI isn’t finished obviously but man… I’m sold.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
    Permalink

    that’s not thrawn…

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm
      Permalink

      Or: “This better not be Thrawn!” But yeah, it’s disappointing really, he is even standing in Thrawn’s pose. That HURTS :/

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm
        Permalink

        Yeah, but I seriously doubt it that he’s thrawn. They better leave that character to me when I’m bringing episode X…

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    Permalink

    0:28 – The reformatted Imperial commando droid ‘played’ by Alan Tudyk (I’m guessing).

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    Permalink

    Excellent trailer… Paced well, nice narrative… Only one strange shot. The construction shot of Death Star seemed goofy to me. This, of course, has no real effect on the overall enthusiasm for the film.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm
      Permalink

      My only complaint was the AT-ATs look very unfinished. Which we know they are. Look at how it changed for TFA from teaser to final product.

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:53 am
        Permalink

        Exactly. That shot might not even e in the final movie.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm
      Permalink

      That was not the construction of the Death Star, it was the enormous disk withdrawing into the Death Star, (Maybe an artistic way of suggesting this construction).

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm
      Permalink

      That asshole can GFHS with a rusty steel pineapple.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm
        Permalink

        You gotta get over the partisan stuff man. It’s just a gif for excitement. Not a political statement 😛

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm
    Permalink

    Oh My F’@#%# God! Total Nerdgasm! It looks fabulous!

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    Permalink

    This is what I wanted. If only I had just one second of Vader my week would be complete

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm
      Permalink

      I’m going to assume that was an inquisitor that was kneeling down, The emperor would probably break a hip

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
        Permalink

        Yeah, it has to be, right? An inquisitor, or some kind of sith apprentice (maybe Vader’s secret one? Like Force Unleashed)

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm
          Permalink

          Not a secret with Palpy’s Royal Guards standing there…

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm
      Permalink

      Maybe he’s not really in it, or maybe they just want to keep his role up their sleeve for now.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
        Permalink

        Is it not also possible he is actually wearing a hood over his helmet?

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm
          Permalink

          This comment is far too open to abuse 🙂

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    Permalink

    So is the main character female again?

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm
      Permalink

      Is she the hero… or the villain!? Probably the hero… but does it matter?

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm
      Permalink

      I’m not gonna lie, that is the only problem I have with this film so I’m probably more excited about Han Solo and Boba Fett but this entire film has an awesome cast and is finally stepping outside the usual SW story

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm
        Permalink

        WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON’T LIKE HER BEING THE PROTAGONIST?! Are you old fashioned or something?

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm
          Permalink

          Yeah man I miss the days when you could slap a bitch without question…-__-

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm
            Permalink

            Look, there aren’t supposed to be designated weak and strong genders, everything deserves to have their own structure on everything, not just on movies, but games and shows as well.
            So it’s time to abandon your chauvinistic ideals behind and start to think more openly about everything in the world, you heard me!?

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm
      Permalink

      Doesn’t bother me. We’ve had male heroes for three decades.

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:55 am
      Permalink

      Yes, Hollywood and Lucasfilm are finally starting to wake up to the fact that women are Star Wars fans too.

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:50 am
        Permalink

        Nope, I’m pretty sure that half of the Earth’s population totally hate Star Wars.

        Seems legit. 😉

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    Permalink

    Imagine if Imperial Admiral had blue skin and red eyes. People would go nuts!

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    Permalink

    Diego Luna seems to have that Dameron swagger going on…I wonder if he could possibly be Kes, Poe’s father. But, MSW was right about Felicity’s character name (Jyn) so they’re probably right about Luna’s as well (Cassein Willix). But how cool would that connection be if it were so?

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm
      Permalink

      It’s gotta be Biggs. Right?

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    Permalink

    It’s so interesting to see Disney going with female protagonists, it really beings a completely new look to this beloved universe.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    Permalink

    Let’s see how a Star Wars movie with no Jedi in it will be received by the public..

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
      Permalink

      Oh, there will be lightsabers trust me.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm
        Permalink

        Yeah…some dude who wears a lot of black will probably have one 😉

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
      Permalink

      For me I have absolutely no problem with it. I never was a big “jedi” guy. I always loved Han, Boba and even Wedge. I mean these guys don’t have special gifts but they still made a difference.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    Permalink

    Rey or Jyn?

    Damn it Disney, who do I “think about” now l

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
      Permalink

      Both at the same time. It’s always my go to! 😉

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    Permalink

    Awesome! Looks like it will be the Star Wars version of the “Dirty Dozen.” Cannot wait. Fantastic seeing Mon Mothma, what I presume to be Yavin base, classic x-wings, and AT-ATs! Love the Imperial Walkers!!!

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    Permalink

    Man this film is going to be another wild ride from start to finish, so excited to see every damn character in this movie.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
      Permalink

      It’s already fun dissecting every little detail. I was worried it wouldn’t have that factor… but it does in spades!

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm
        Permalink

        Amen!

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    Permalink

    Really? Another Death Star? 🙂

    Just kidding, looks awesome!

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
      Permalink

      Dude, don’t you say that because I guarantee you the idiots are going to be making that kind of complaint

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm
        Permalink

        Then we know immediately how to categorize them. Trolls/not fans/shouldn’t be commenting. 😉

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm
        Permalink

        🙂 All in good fun.

        A great trailer though – it showed glimpses and confirmed the plot, but didn’t give away anything too big. I’m (almost) glad they didn’t show Vader – I’d rather they kept that for closer to the film.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
          Permalink

          I agree, keep that “surprise” for the movie, not the trailers.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
        Permalink

        No one can save this world from ignorant casuals, that’s a sad fact.
        There will always be stupid comments and stuff on the internet.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm
      Permalink

      Maybe it had to be constructed this way and then to be seperated by the rest so they could work it’s inner infrastructure seperately, then re attach it to the rest of the construct.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
          Permalink

          I’ve also heard some time ago that the scale/ratio of the Death Star doesn’t quite match the one from RotS as it was a much much smaller prototype Death Star. This was YEARS ago like right after RotS came out that I heard this. I haven’t noticed much of a difference but I never really studied the two side by side so I’m not sure.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
      Permalink

      Where exactly do you see that?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm
          Permalink

          What I see is that the circle dish needs a covering!

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
      Permalink

      Eh… it only conflicts with the PT. I can live with that given the conflicts of the PT with the OT. 😛

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
      Permalink

      Very possible that the original Geonosian design was complete bunk, and this is the upgraded superlaser being installed, designed and manufactured by a new firm.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm
        Permalink

        And on that note of the original design not performing, that could have been what caused the Emperror to ultimately wipe out the Geonosians: as punishment for their failure. We all know how much Sheev gets off on punishing failure.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm
      Permalink

      Maybe they had to take it back to the shop.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:14 pm
      Permalink

      Didn’t catch that, but it DID occur to me that the speed at which they were driving the dish towards the death star seems AWFULLY dangerous.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm
        Permalink

        Good point.

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm
          Permalink

          Hahah, no it isn’t, not really – it’s nitpicking about a planet-sized construction zone in a pew-pew movie 🙂

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm
        Permalink

        True, but it’s probably magnetic and safe so…

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm
      Permalink

      Or…that’s just a prototype in RotS. Or…they upgraded the superlaser.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm
    Permalink

    Ben Mendelsohn you brilliant bastard, I bet you a million dollars he is going to own the fuck out of this role.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm
    Permalink

    The first trailer for Rogue One underwhelmed me to the degree that a kid is let into Disneyland and realizes that all the rides are actually just French grammar exams and brussel-sprout-eating. Seriously, it looks… just.. bad. Cookie-cutter exploitative nonsense. It looks like a Vietnam war movie in space, down to the AT-ATs wandering around somewhere outside Hanoi, presumably shouting “Diddimau! Diddimau!” to Ewoks or whatever.

    If this tanks, I am going to call this movie “Full Metal Jar-Jar” and no-one is gonna be able to stop me.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm
      Permalink

      Don’t be that guy.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm
        Permalink

        If you can’t hear the workings of the Disney milking machine churning in high gear on this one, you need to take the fanboys out of your ears. I LOVED The Force Awakens. This ain’t The Force Awakens.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm
          Permalink

          It isn’t supposed to be TFA… Totally different movie than the original three Skywalker trilogies.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
            Permalink

            I agree. And I am stating my opinion that based on this trailer, they completely wasted their chance at making a good movie with a different tone. This looks awful to me.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
          Permalink

          To be fair, I think we all know that Disney aren’t doing these movies for charity, or out of service to fans – we’re not stupid. They are a business – they are doing this to make money. You can choose to go see their movies or not see them.

          I think the teaser – and it’s only a teaser – looked pretty good, and I’ll definitely be there in December to watch it. If it is rubbish, I won’t see it again or buy it.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm
          Permalink

          If Disney is a milking machine then milk away I say. I’m loving all this.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm
            Permalink

            I hope you don’t get to the point where you start feeling like they are overmilking. Trust me, it’s a quite depressing feeling.

            Maybe if they make a movie about why Jar Jar was cast out of his underwater city featuring Jim Carrey as the wacky sidekick Fnar Fnar Konks.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm
            Permalink

            If they did it in a suspense/revenge/thriller kind of way, like Taken, I’d go watch that.
            “Meesa hassa a certain set of skillsies”

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm
          Permalink

          Wait, TFA WASN’T Disney miking away, but THIS is? Okay, I’m sorry, I’m calling foul.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm
      Permalink

      LOL here we go!

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm
      Permalink

      I disagree, I so felt it was Star Wars from the very second, it gave me chills. I however would have liked Thrawn to be blue skinned but you can’t have it all.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm
      Permalink

      I have no opinion yet on the movie based on the teaser trailer alone. Hardcore fans will probably support Rogue One , but I find that type of movie difficult to sell to a general audience. Disney ‘s expectations are probably not that high though and they will probably be satisfied with a modest profit.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm
      Permalink

      No one will stop you, but you may take a whole bunch of really well deserved derision because you don’t seem to get that THAT’S what it’s SUPPOSED to be. It’s not an episode, and I’m excited that it appears that means LFL is going to let some filmmakers play a bit in the universe and tell some different kinds of stories.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
        Permalink

        I’m not complaining that it’s different. I want it to be different from trilogy movies. I’m complaining that it looks terrible. Which I truly think it does. Deride away.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
          Permalink

          Yeah…terrible in a “Kelly’s Heroes” kinda way! *derp*

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm
            Permalink

            The acting looks either hammy or wooden. There are way too many gratuitous nods that make no narrative sense in the context of the actual trailer. The quoted lines are AWFUL. The script just seems really formulaic and dull. If this wasn’t a Star Wars movie, would you really think it was a movie worth watching? Be honest.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm
            Permalink

            Everything you just wrote is basically every Star Wars movie since 1977.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm
            Permalink

            I disagree. I dislike the prequels but love TFA. It’s a question about how much filmmaking talent is allowing through the door of the production. This seems way too calculated and focus-grouped and rushed-out to me compared to what makes good movies good.

            Hey, I don’t expect you guys to agree. Just saying that I’m a fan and that I’m disappointed not to have something to look forward to in December…

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm
            Permalink

            There’s alway Christmas.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm
            Permalink

            Good point. Aaahhh 😀

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm
            Permalink

            As a master of snark-fu, even I have to say I think you’re jumping the gun with your disappointment based on this trailer.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm
            Permalink

            Hey, I hope so 😀 I’d love to be pleasantly surprised, but ugh. Right now, it just looks like any old standard crappy movie, with AT-ATs glued onto it.

            Let’s hope I’m wrong as hell.

          • April 8, 2016 at 7:44 am
            Permalink

            Don’t worry, you are.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm
            Permalink

            I’m glad you can determine the ‘focus-grouping’ of the movie from 95 seconds of footage – no full scenes and pieces of dialogue.

            You don’t have to look forward to it, its only April.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm
            Permalink

            The narrative sense of the trailer? I mean, you DO get that trailers, and certainly not teasers which is what this really is, aren’t generally designed to show off the script, or make a whole lot of narrative sense, right? They’re supposed to whet your appetite with some exciting visuals and give you a vague sense of what the movie is. If you didn’t get anything from the action, fine, fair enough, but it’s 30 seconds – I think the thing did its job perfectly well from a narrative standpoint.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:14 pm
            Permalink

            The lines we were teased with were “this is a rebellion, so I rebel, weee!” delivered in an awful way. And Forest Whitaker hamming out the incredibly tired and overused war movie motif “when do you become the bad guy?”. That is just not good writing. Sorry.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm
            Permalink

            Star Wars is about overused motifs.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm
            Permalink

            Oh dude…seriously? Sorry it doesn’t meet your MENSAn intellectual requirements. Perhaps you should move on since those hacks at Disney / LFL aren’t working up to your obviously superior standards? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cxNR9ML8k

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:43 am
        Permalink

        Wait, you made a a POSITIVE comment DEFENDING a Star wars movie? It’s a Christmas miracle!

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm
      Permalink

      And the first teaser for The Force Awakens looked like a fan-made film. I’ve learned not to judge a movie by its first teaser. I’m sure you’ll come around by the time trailer 2 or 3 comes out.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm
      Permalink

      ^^^Looks like we found “that guy.”^^^

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:42 am
      Permalink

      Try not to cut yourself on that edge.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm
    Permalink

    More than brutal.

    Insane!!

    Looks really f…….. brilliant!!!!

    Oh man, there are some really spectacular shots!!!!!

    Ships, costumes, at-ats, characters, oh my Godness!!!

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm
    Permalink

    Too early to make any judgments about the story, but the sets, cinematography, and direction look fantastic. It’s such a start contrast to what we saw in the prequels.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm
      Permalink

      Some might say it looks like the OT films. 😛

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    Permalink

    Love it,Love that small Imperial tank,also,4 AT-AT’s,and Vader from behind at 1:18. I really hoped at the end of trailer,we will see Vader from close shot,or at least hear him,but trailer looks amazing anyway,it will be first STAR WARS – WAR MOVIE

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm
      Permalink

      Vader is wearing a hoodie now?

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm
        Permalink

        I’m not convinced that’s Vader.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm
          Permalink

          Hell no, I think it’s an inquisitor

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm
          Permalink

          Yeah…that ain’t Vader

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm
          Permalink

          Not the guy in the cloak but I would bet he is the guy the guy in the cloak is going to see. Looks like one of Vader’s meditation pods.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm
        Permalink

        At first,I thought it is a hood,but he is surrounded with Imperial guards,and he is on his knees,what we seen before,and also,Vader changed many variations of helmets in movies,with small differences,this is the helmet with a bit spiky top

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm
          Permalink

          But Vader is the real MVP, it seems demeaning for him to wear a hoodie, his helmet is imposing enough

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm
            Permalink

            Vader always looks from behind like he is wearing hood,cause of his helmet style,but it is him,we can see his holding and his slow moving,it is him

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm
            Permalink

            BUT those are certainly not his shoulders…

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm
    Permalink

    Stupid question…was it actually confirmed that Vader is appearing in this film or was it just speculation? The last thing I remember reading about it was that they had fully replicated ANH’s suit for this flm

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
      Permalink

      I think it’s pretty much a safe bet. If only for a scene or two. Just as with Tarkin and the Emperor.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
      Permalink

      Almost certainly speculation – but really, it makes sense. They’d actually be crazy not to put Vader in.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
        Permalink

        I would think that it would be a great marketing tool for the film

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
          Permalink

          Absolutely! But I don’t think showing him now is the best time. Showing Vader would whip the crowds into a frenzy, but there is a long eight months until the film comes out. I reckon Vader will appear much closer to the release date. Final trailer maybe?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm
          Permalink

          SHit, might as well throw Boba Fett in there also.

          • April 8, 2016 at 3:18 am
            Permalink

            There are rumors that Vader hires the ESB bounty hunters with Cade Bane to hunt down the rebels who stole the plans.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
      Permalink

      I thought it had been confirmed… presumably they’re doing a Luke/Snoke with his presence in the trailer so the big reveal comes in the movie?!

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm
        Permalink

        That’s different,we didn’t know where Luke was,and how Snoke looked like,we know what’s with Vader,and that he is the main villain in the movie,why to hide him from everyone,that’s not the same as with Luke,because we didn’t know was Luke evil,or he stayed good,and also,how would they market Luke,when he is only in last minute of the movie.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
          Permalink

          Slow down and start again.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    Permalink

    Royal Guards! Does that mean we may see our favourite Emperor again? I’d hate to see them associated with anyone other than him.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm
      Permalink

      If he is, he has to be played by Ian.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm
        Permalink

        Agreed, I don’t get why they don’t have him on Rebels.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
          Permalink

          He’s expensive as hell?

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm
            Permalink

            I don’t think so. If he is we would already know… Theater paychecks are not specially high.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
            Permalink

            He’s said in the past if anyone wants him to do that voice, it’s going to cost them a great deal of cash. Why shell out when you can pay Witwer once to cover multiple characters. That’s just how it works in voice acting – you might not get the absolute best for a single role if you can get someone who can give you multiple characters reasonably well.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm
            Permalink

            I agree for Witwer, he’s incredible at impersonating the Emperor.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
            Permalink

            And Sam Witwer’s doing just fine….

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm
      Permalink

      In the new cannon comics and novels, Imperial Guards have been with Vader at certain points. There a pair with him in Vader Down and with him in Sith Lords.

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm
        Permalink

        Sith Lords they were only with him because the Emperor was there. I think they even got in his way a few times in the interest of the Emperor, they weren’t there to look out for Vader at all.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
      Permalink

      Well, I see one big difference…

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
        Permalink

        LOL

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm
      Permalink

      Kinda looks like Ian McKellan.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:14 pm
        Permalink

        think its the dude that Bane in Batman strangles.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm
      Permalink

      The dude on the right isn’t wearing a belt. Sorry, I’m out.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm
      Permalink

      Please!!!!! We want Thrown!! 😀 😀

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm
      Permalink

      Haha…. no aliens in Star Wars anymore. 😉
      I guess this is what we have to get used to now!

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm
        Permalink

        Outside the Cantina, where were the aliens in A NEW HOPE, other than Chewie?

        • April 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm
          Permalink

          Jawas, Banthas, Dewbacks, Tusken Raiders, Dianoga.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm
            Permalink

            Zero aliens as part of the Rebellion until ROTJ.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm
    Permalink

    Where is Mads Mikkelsen?

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm
      Permalink

      Denmark possibly? Have you tried calling his agent to ask? 😀

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm
        Permalink

        No, but it’s worth a try! XD

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm
      Permalink

      He’s sandwiched in-between the other 2 hours 18 minutes and 30 seconds.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm
        Permalink

        Haha! XD

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:34 am
      Permalink

      He’s either cooking up some human meat to eat while making out with Will Graham or he’s that kneeling cloaked figure.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    Permalink

    Could Felicity Jones’ character be the black/commando trooper in foreground of shot with the burning building behind, as when you see her in the access tube later she has an imperial logo on the shoulder of her outfit?

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm
      Permalink

      I don’t know, that trooper looked a little more refined than she did in the suit

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm
    Permalink

    I said a couple of months ago that I wouldn’t ruin the movie experience for myself by watching all the trailers and TV clips because honestly, although I freaking loved TFA, it would have been a thousand times better had I not seen a lot of the footage pre-screening…I will find TV shows to keep me distracted

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    Permalink

    Okay, one note about trailer editors needing to be shot if they continue to employ “sad piano version of main theme: aside…I…I think I just came.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    Permalink

    I thought I would come into work early and be productive. No I am just playing with my self at my desk. Ugh. Typing with one hand is really hard guys!

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
      Permalink

      It’s not the only thing hard is what you are saying.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    Permalink

    i love the fact that they got Eddie Redmayne to play Mon Mothma in this

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    Permalink

    Hmm I’m getting the feeling that Jyn will die in this film, for the greater good of course.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm
      Permalink

      I’m still wondering if they are setting up Rey’s mom…

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm
        Permalink

        That would be little silly. I mean, does really everything has to be connected??

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm
          Permalink

          Well they did borrow from the EU a little bit in TFA. So if you look at it through that prism… she does kind of fit the Mara Jade build.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm
      Permalink

      Think/hoping all the main leads will die in this one, way more interesting. The last member of the team is killed shortly after the plans are transmitted to the rebels.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
        Permalink

        Way more impactful if they do it right. Don’t know if SW wants to go that dark… would be awesome if they were willing.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm
          Permalink

          Fade to black with blaster fire just heard… like the end of Blake’s 7

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm
          Permalink

          Believe that’s the whole point of doing a spin-off movie, having the agency to deviate a little from the SW formula.

          • April 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm
            Permalink

            I can hope they are that open to taking it in new directions.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    Permalink

    No Vader in the Teaser…?

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm
      Permalink

      People are saying they could hear him breathing at the same time when she is in that tube

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm
        Permalink

        It was my first watch, I´ll pay attention!

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm
        Permalink

        And you can hear his theme song at the end.

        • April 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm
          Permalink

          I hear the rebel fanfare over the imperial march.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm
            Permalink

            The Imperial March, aka Darth Vader’s Theme.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm
    Permalink

    Is that the same actress who played Mon Mothma in RotS?

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm
    Permalink

    Amazing.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm
    Permalink

    Looks like they’ll be over-using the same poor pull-rope effects as TFA when despatching stormtroopers;

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm
      Permalink

      What are you talking about?

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
        Permalink

        the unnatural looking way stormtroopers are ‘propelled’ backwards or upwards when shot…the old ‘attached to a rope and pull’ technique…though very poorly done :/

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm
          Permalink

          I don’t care, probably 95 percent watching don’t either. Lots of things happen in these movies that can’t in real life, you know?

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm
    Permalink

    I’m probably gonna have to stay off this site if I’m going to go into the movie uninitiated

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm
      Permalink

      Good luck. I don’t think I can… I’ll maybe try but…

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm
        Permalink

        It’s gonna be tough man but I hated going into TFA having already seen most of the noteworthy scenes and reading up about all the characters

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm
          Permalink

          A part of me thinks it helped. So many people were bent out of shame about the similar themes between it and a new hope. I was totally prepared for it and ok with it beforehand. Maybe I would have been disgusted otherwise with the whole Death Star 3 etc.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm
    Permalink

    Where are all the Aliens? All I see is humans. At least ANH had a Wookie throughout the film. I’m glad to see Mon Mothma in this film. Rogue One looks good. I was hoping that Mendelsohn’s character would be Admiral Thrawn. Oh well the movie should be entertaining. I love Star Wars Rebels, I hope there is an Easter egg of the Ghost in the film.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
      Permalink

      Looks like they’ll have a droid. So that’s something!

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm
      Permalink

      Only aliens we saw in ANH were the ones in the Cantina and Chewie.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm
        Permalink

        What about the jawas and sandpeople?

        • April 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm
          Permalink

          Not part of the Rebellion.

          In fact, we didn’t see a non-human member of the Rebellion until ROTJ, unless we’re counting the Taun-Tauns.

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    Permalink

    If Vader doesn’t deliver a “Vader-Down” style a$$ kicking in this movie I will be forced to demand money back….and then I will go home and cry myself to sleep again.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm
      Permalink

      Having him personally kill one or more of them in a surprise appearance would be… so amazingly epic.

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm
        Permalink

        He needs to kill somebody besides a classroom of toddlers, two of his own officers, and an old dude on a suicide mission. Please lucasfilm, give us a reason to fear this guy.

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm
          Permalink

          I find your lack of faith disturbing…

          • April 8, 2016 at 7:29 am
            Permalink

            Tell that to Kanjiklub!

        • April 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm
          Permalink

          I don’t even know what scene you are referring to. All I know is he betrayed his order and hunted them down and killed them. It’s what Obi said… and that’s ALL I’m going on 😉

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm
            Permalink

            I agree, the storyline alludes to him being a real “bad guy” but I want to see it. This was one of the most disappointing things to me about the prequels. The only evil thing Vader did in that trilogy was yell “NOOOO” in a really scary way. Gimme more.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
            Permalink

            Yeah… I kind of blanked them out. Star Wars is on the rise and I want my memory of it pure. 4 outstanding movies. I can live with that.

        • April 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm
          Permalink

          Hint:

          In 1977, everybody clearly understood he was a badass. We didn’t even need a credible lightsaber fight.

          • April 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm
            Permalink

            That’s back when we knew very little about him. Our minds filled in the gap of who Vader is, and what he must have done to become so frightening. So I agree with you, in 1977 he was a badass by his mere presence and our own speculation.
            But over the years as we learn more and more of his story, and we see his action as the main antagonist, I find that his character lacks the substance to warrant such fear.
            To me, having Vader in a movie where he is not kicking rebel butt is the same as having him run a bake sale or teaching a class on knitting sweaters. Please don’t bother.

        • April 8, 2016 at 2:47 am
          Permalink

          You forgot Biggs and a few other Rebel Pilots as well as Captain Antilles

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    Permalink

    Fuck, eight months man, there is so much going on in this film, so much I want to see, you can’t do this to me Disney

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm
      Permalink

      I’m just glad that they are. Star Wars was dormant for so long. It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!

      Yes yes… there were some cartoons. Big whoop 😛

      • April 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm
        Permalink

        The force has…awakened. haha

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm
      Permalink

      Haha, people were just saying “it’s eight months away, why haven’t we seen a trailer yet?!”

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:28 am
      Permalink

      “It’s so dense, every scene just has so many things going on.”

  • April 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm
    Permalink

    I think in this movie Vader is going to have a Vision from the Future (always in motion is).

    He will watch Kylo Ren “he is sooo cool”…
    Talking to him… “I have a Grandson, it is a boy, he is a boy, he is a boy, he is tall and dark and evil like me!”
    Torturing Poe and Rey “YES, show them your anger, the power of the dark side, he is my grandson!”
    “Wait, grandson?, do I have kids?”…
    Deeepp Breathe
    “Obi WANNN I hate you!!!”

    “mmm, I have to catch and torture (inspired by my grandson) about this matter that senator with Padme haircut always messing up with those droids, Organa, Leia Organa, that´s her name, she must know anything about my offspring her parents were close to Kenobi and Organa…”
    “mmm those droids are familiar…”
    Depp Breathe

    The secret will be revealed in ROGUE ONE, Kylo Ren inspired Leia, and later Han torturing.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm
      Permalink

      What’s Johnny Depp got to do with it 😀

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm
      Permalink

      hahahahha….. oh man.

    • April 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm
      Permalink

      Lol XD

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm
      Permalink

      My theater at the premiere was too casual – and that was kinda creepy.

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm
        Permalink

        Trust me, between my buddy and our wives, we did enough for the rest of the theater.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:26 am
      Permalink

      That guy is my spirit animal.

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:27 am
        Permalink

        He is very representative of Star Wars fanboys haha

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    Permalink

    Is that …Genevieve O’Reilly who played Mon Mothma in EP3 deleted scenes?

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm
      Permalink

      Here’s another pic of Genevieve O’Reilly.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
        Permalink

        Question is, is this Genevieve O’Reilly?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm
          Permalink

          It should be!

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm
      Permalink

      Yes. And she looks even more like Mon Mothma now than she did then.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm
        Permalink

        Which she should because it’s like 5 years or a bit less until ROTJ

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm
    Permalink

    Wasn’t Tarkin an Admiral at some point?
    What if it’s friend Wilhuff?

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm
      Permalink

      Nah, too close to ANH’s timeframe – he’d have to already be Peter Cushing by now.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm
        Permalink

        I might be wrong, but… didn’t Peter Cushing like …die in 1994?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm
          Permalink

          That’s not what I’m saying. It can’t be Tarkin because by this point in the SW timeline we’re effectively already at ANH – Tarkin’s role and appearance is set.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm
            Permalink

            So was Mon Mothma’s.
            see below.

            It’s a possibility, not a necessity.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm
            Permalink

            Correction! As a huge SWR nerd buddy of mine pointed out: Tarkin is already Grand Moff by Season 2 of SWR. So, unless he got demoted: not Tarkin

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm
          Permalink

          Yep, but Guy Henry has been rumored to be an “Imperial Officer”. To me he kinda looks like he could play the part of Tarkin with a little makeup. He has a gaunt face that could work in my opinion.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm
    Permalink

    Is that the same mon mothma from rots?

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm
      Permalink

      Yahh

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm
    Permalink

    For anyone who knows the place… does the screenshot above with Jones running/looking back and the droid on left of screen look like it’s been filmed in a redressed London Jubilee Line tube station – Canada Water perhaps?

    The panelling down the right hand side of the screen looks like the platform doors to allow you on and off the tube.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm
      Permalink

      It does, yeah. Even the left side looks like some of the newer stations / platforms like Waterloo. I don’t really know Canary Wharf.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:25 pm
        Permalink

        could this be the way they travel around the huge Deathstar ? by tram/train ? 🙂

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm
      Permalink

      I’m wondering if maybe that’s an inquisitor… and Vader is in the light. Like healing or floating in a bacta type deal. I just don’t see Vader working a hood.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm
        Permalink

        I am sure it’s Ben Mendelsohn about to speak to Vader. Why else would the Royal Guard be there?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm
          Permalink

          I assume it’s Mads Mikkelsen’s character

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm
            Permalink

            That could be it too.

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm
          Permalink

          Is he some kind of racial bigot, going from white to black or vice versa, nah I’d say it is an inquisitor

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm
            Permalink

            It could be just a shadow due to the fact that it seems pretty dark in that room. Having an inquisitor in the film wouldn’t make any sense. There aren’t any Jedi to hunt in this movie.

          • April 8, 2016 at 7:24 am
            Permalink

            Maybe they’re hunting the Rebels.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm
      Permalink

      Darth maul lol

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm
    Permalink

    Is This man joining Rogue One? Same suit. But not blue in the trailer

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm
      Permalink

      Nah. EU is gone.

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:23 am
        Permalink

        But Lucasfilm can borrow from it.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm
      Permalink

      Thrawn is back! 😉 Please!

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm
    Permalink

    Power Armor Fallout 4 guy in this trailer. Dig it.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    Permalink

    Darth Vader wasn’t in the trailer? There is even a screenshot in this article.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      Permalink

      Very possible! 😉

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm
      Permalink

      That seems like a hood and I don’t think Vader wears hoods

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm
        Permalink

        Search your feelings you know it to be true. Or that guy has a big head… Also the way he is kneeling is almost too familiar. Who else could it be?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm
          Permalink

          Someone new

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:23 pm
            Permalink

            Maybe but who would be wearing a cloak with imperial guards and kneeling that we haven’t seen yet. They really wanted it to look like Vader and cause this commotion. Who ever it is looks really important. This is a war movie any new character of this nature would deter from the movie itself. Vader just seems to make the most sense. Perhaps we see a side of him we’ve never seen.

          • April 8, 2016 at 7:23 am
            Permalink

            Palps kneels to no one.

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm
          Permalink

          Thrawn?

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:20 pm
            Permalink

            Non-canon EU.

          • April 8, 2016 at 12:58 am
            Permalink

            I feel like a broken record. The EU is not untouchable. They have grabbed several characters/locations/vehicles/weapons/etc. from the EU for canon material in just the past couple of years alone. They stated at the outset of the canon reset that they would cherry pick the best elements of the EU. Thrawn is one of the best elements of the EU. It’s only a matter of time before Thrawn enters the new canon. It may not be Rogue One, but it will happen.

          • April 8, 2016 at 7:22 am
            Permalink

            He could be re-canonized.

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm
          Permalink

          Ezra?

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:19 pm
            Permalink

            Ezra is a rebel no, light side?

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm
            Permalink

            Ezra seems to be flirting with the darkside, and the whole Rebels gang is likely dead by the time we hit the opening scroll for Episode IV. So this is my conspiracy of choice. There was talk rebels will end early after Season III. Perhaps we’ll get an Ezra reveal as a big bad in Rogue 1, and then we get the second half of the season to see how it happened before it ends.

        • April 8, 2016 at 7:22 am
          Permalink

          Mads Mikkelsen’s character.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm
      Permalink

      He might be in the trailer… but not that hood. I believe he’s in front of the hooded character. Remember when he’d sit in that chamber to be free of his suit? I think this chamber is something similar for him.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm
      Permalink

      idk…. never seen Vader where a hood…… could be, though.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:56 pm
      Permalink

      I don’t think Vader would have Imperial guards around him. That was never his style. This may be a Palpatine cameo. Do you think Ian McDiarmid may have a small bit role in this movie?

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm
      Permalink

      Could it be Darth Maul?

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:18 am
        Permalink

        Hopefully not.

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm
      Permalink

      That’s not Vader. Pretty sure it’s the same Grand Admiral from earlier in the trailer, just backlit so his outfit looks dark.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:19 am
      Permalink

      Vader doesn’t have a hood.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm
    Permalink

    Who do they have playing mon mothma, cause she looks identical. If that’s another actress and not CGI, then well done, Casting Dept.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm
      Permalink

      I’d say it’s Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), but I’m not 100% sure

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm
        Permalink

        What about Genevieve O’Reilly wasn’t she in The Matrix too? She played Mothma in EP3 deleted scenes. Same woman in both pics?

        • April 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm
          Permalink

          HEY! Is that the same actress as in RotS?!
          .
          .
          .
          Seriously, guys, the same thing has been asked like 6 times in the last 10 minutes on this thread.

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm
            Permalink

            But is she!?

          • April 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm
            Permalink

            I must know!? 😛

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm
            Permalink

            What do you think?

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:45 pm
          Permalink

          Wonder if she aged naturally or that’s just makeup?

        • April 8, 2016 at 8:47 am
          Permalink

          Yup, it’s confirmed

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm
      Permalink

      it could be the RotS actress — it’s been ten years, so she’s much closer to the OT Mon Mothma’s age.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm
        Permalink

        It was actually 12 years after they filmed her part cut from ROTJ, they filmed it in 2003, and the part in Rogue One was filmed after Aug 2015. Plus the fact that Mothma is about 5 years younger than we see her in ROTJ. So the age of the actor and the character are only around 5 years off.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:18 am
      Permalink

      That’s Genevieve O’Reilly. She played Mon Mothma in the deleted scenes for Episode III.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    Permalink

    I almost forgot, i remember calling it out that Ben would be playing an imperial officer of Some sort, it suits him

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    Permalink

    You forgot the best screenshot!

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm
        Permalink

        Quite seriously, not sucking up but I think we all need to give Viral a BIG thank you for his wonderful site. I’ve been following this site since 2012 and it never fails to impress me. Thanks Viral for all you do!

        • April 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm
          Permalink

          VH and the Mods do an awesome job here… in case you missed it, ask VH to post a pic of his Helmet* from a couple of months ago – it’s brilliant.

          *NOT a euphemism!!

          • April 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
            Permalink

            Oooh. That I would like to see!

      • April 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm
        Permalink

        Missed it in all the excitement, thx

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    Permalink

    hmmm …. seems that rogue one means more than just a title or name of the raiding group ……….. traitors might be a theme throughout the new films

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    Permalink

    Same woman in both pics below? Opinions please? Genevieve O’Reilly? She played Mothma in EP3 deleted scenes.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    Permalink

    I love the way they incorporated the raid sirens into the music. Well done.

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm
      Permalink

      I loved when they used them in the teaser for Battlefront as well. I can’t wait until we actually get a good Star Wars game.

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm
        Permalink

        Since all I have is a super Nintendo, its been ages since I’ve played a decent new Star Wars game.

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm
        Permalink

        Speaking of Battlefront, that clip of the rebels running across the beach as the walkers approach has got DLC Rogue One map written all over it!

        • April 8, 2016 at 7:16 am
          Permalink

          Oh definitely.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm
    Permalink

    Omg! Imperial guards in it, emperor & or Vader! Roll on December!

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm
      Permalink

      I think it is Vader with a hood just to make people talk about it more

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm
        Permalink

        My first point was more a knee jerk reaction immediately thinking Darth Vader. I just can’t fathom who would be wearing a dark black cloak with a hood up. Too tall to be the emperor and he would never kneel. Vader’s deformed face in ROTJ could be caused by Darth Sideous’ force lightning. Maybe we see him with the helmet off, hood up. We all know Dark Anakin loved his hooded cloak. I’m still siding with Vader. They wouldn’t have another Sith running around other than Darth Vader.

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:15 am
        Permalink

        I think it’s Mads Mikkelsen’s character. An Inquisitor, maybe.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm
    Permalink

    My thoughts:

    Did she say her name was Jen Arso? Or Jan Ors? Is that Jan Ors or some sort of Jan Ors-inspired character?
    That has to be Biggs, right? They are trying really hard to get someone to look like Biggs if it’s not Biggs.
    Ben’s character looks very Thrawn-like, without the blue skin, of course. A part of me hopes it’s Thrawn. The other part of me hopes it’s not because I would miss the blue skin.
    This looks great. I’m excited. Hype train at full speed.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm
      Permalink

      I think it’s Jyn Erso! 😉

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm
    Permalink

    Looks like the Empire is still using droid remnants.
    _________________________

    And this site going to pot. Too much sht going on, and now pop up ads. / Why is simplicity such a lost art?

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm
      Permalink

      Try an adblocker maybe? I have never once seen an ad or a popup when using this site.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm
      Permalink

      Your computer might be infected? I’ve had that before, pop up ads on every site you open. I don’t get any pop up ads here?

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:13 am
        Permalink

        Neither do I. I haven’t gotten a single pop-up ad in all my time on this site.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm
      Permalink

      Could the droid be the one from the aftermath book

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    Permalink

    OMG! This looks absolutely amazing! I cant wait to see this movie!

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm
      Permalink

      Agreed! 😀

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm
      Permalink

      goddamn, it’s going to be a long 8 months wait

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm
        Permalink

        Oh boy…. xD

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm
    Permalink

    also …. could this film be the reason they left dantooine ? …. are we suposed to think leia is actually betraying the rebels in iv because they are on dantooine in this film and we dont know theyve left ? … that would be cool

    • April 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm
      Permalink

      Mmmm… I honestly rather like Leia tricking Tarkin. 😉

      • April 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm
        Permalink

        Or at least trying to! 😉

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm
        Permalink

        so do i , and she still is , but watched in order it could be an “oooooooooooooo shes sold them out ” moment

        • April 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm
          Permalink

          Could be an interesting twist… 😉

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm
        Permalink

        Me too. Sending them on a wild bantha chase.

        • April 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm
          Permalink

          Haha! XD

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:12 am
      Permalink

      This trailer looks like it takes place in Yavin IV.

  • April 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    Permalink

    Is it the same actress in the first two photos below?

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm
      Permalink

      I think it’s a different actress.

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm
        Permalink

        No, it’s the same lady. Genevieve O’Reilly is an Australian based actress. Seen her in Aussie TV shows over here recently. This is her. She’s just aged 12 years.

        • April 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm
          Permalink

          Ok. Cool. I actually just looked at some recent photos. She looks great as Mon Mothma. More so than she did in ROTS.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm
            Permalink

            Absolutely! It’s amazing. Hoping we’ll see a Bail Organa cameo from Jimmy Smits too.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm
            Permalink

            I will be crestfallen if we don’t see Bail in the movie. Jimmy Smits is *awesome* and I have to see him in this, THEY HAVE TO PUT HIM IN FOR A CAMEO.

          • April 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm
            Permalink

            Age him up more, but I’ve seen Jimmy looking quite a bit older last time I saw him on TV

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:44 pm
          Permalink

          I’m glad she did too since this takes place nearly 20 years later.

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm
        Permalink

        We found out it’s the same actress.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:21 pm
    Permalink

    This looks amazing!!

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    Permalink

    Hoping Genevieve O’Reilly’s Mon Mothma isn’t the only Prequel-era actor we’ll see return. Come on Jimmy Smits and Ian McDiarmid!

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm
      Permalink

      I couldn’t give two Smits about it!
      😛

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm
      Permalink

      Bail Organa has to be in this movie. I will jump out of my skin if we get to see Jimmy Smits in RO. He’s aged gracefully if his appearance as Nero in SoA is any indication so I hope Lucasfilm did lure him back even if its just for a cameo.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    Permalink

    Does anyone else think Felicity Jones has a Buffy the Imperial Slayer vibe? I’m not complaining. I loved that show. And this movie looks awesome. I could just see Sarah Michelle Gellar saying “I rebel.”

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:08 am
      Permalink

      Ironically SMG plays the Seventh Sister.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm
    Permalink

    “A major weapon test is imminent. We need to know what it is and how to destroy it” – Well that’s an understatement. I’d prefer something like… “I never thought it’s possible but the giant imperial station is real. How can this be…”

    Put some awe into it – it’s a frikkin Death Star!! I really hope they do not make it too lightly.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm
      Permalink

      My impression is, they don’t yet KNOW it’s anything on the scale of the Death Star when that line is spoken. I bet we still get a big “Holy shit!!” moment when the Rebels realize what it actually is.

      • April 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm
        Permalink

        Yeah, just like in A New Hope when the fighters are getting ready to fly the trench run and Wedge says “Look at the size of that thing.” 🙂

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    Permalink

    I love the fact that they’re using the original ANH Star Destroyer design, rather than the ESB/ROTJ redesign. IMHO, that kind of attention to detail bodes VERY well for this film.

    Hopefully, they don’t go overboard with the “new improved stormtrooper” designs, though. As cool as the shadowtroopers look, it raises the obvious question of why we never see them in the OT.

    But by and large, I think the teaser looks killer, and I think that if the script measures up to the visuals we’re seeing here, this ought to be a mighty fun ride!

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm
      Permalink

      Sure but it’s also kinda crucial. It wouldn’t make any sense to use Mark II SDD’s instead of Mark I.

      Furthermore, this looks to me even more like Mark 0.5. I like it!

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm
        Permalink

        To me it looks like the lines of Devastator, with additional greeblies on the cake layers and lighting inspired by Avenger. Not surprising as the original 3′ model doesn’t have a whole lot going on on the topside compared to Avenger, but that being the case, I’d call it Mk 1.5 🙂

      • April 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm
        Permalink

        I agree, and that’s why I’m so impressed that they caught a detail like that. ;^)

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm
      Permalink

      DOH! Missed your post. Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!! I just watched it on the big screen and the model is clearly patterned after the 3′ destroyer rather than what LFL has published every single time they’ve needed a star destroyer picture.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:54 pm
      Permalink

      I never realized there was a difference between the ANH Star Destroyers and the ESB to RotJ models.

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:05 am
        Permalink

        They have a different tractor beam array on top. Just look at the Devastator vs the Avenger. One is an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer and the other is Imperial II-class.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm
      Permalink

      Maybe the Shadowtroopers are like a Stormtrooper SWAT team. Only used in especially demanding situations.

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm
      Permalink

      Special forces i suppose, special missions.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm
      Permalink

      Yeah I know, this movie could suffer from prequel-itus

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:04 am
      Permalink

      Imperial I-class Star Destroyers make me very happy indeed.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    Permalink

    Is Jyns, actually, Mara Jade? Is Jyn Rey’s mother?

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm
      Permalink

      Hot Take!

      Jyns is Jyns!

      • April 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm
        Permalink

        And Jyn is like Ben… where familiar EU elements are melded into one. Meaning Jyn could be Jyn… but based on Jade! 😛

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm
      Permalink

      She is way older than Luke at that time….while Luke could be 18-19, Jyn looks 25-30

      • April 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm
        Permalink

        Felicity Jones who plays Jyn is actually 32, she looks like she’s 18 though.

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm
      Permalink

      in the EU (from Dark Forces) the plans were stolen by Jan Ors and Kyle Katarn, so Jan Ors/Jyn Erso is more probable IMO. And she has quite the sames outfits and she could even meet Kyle on Death Star and makes him defect the Empire.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:34 pm
    Permalink

    The only thing I didn’t like about this trailer, was that it was pretty cliche.

    The theme music done in piano which is being done to death, and the dip to blacks with that. “BWaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!” Sound

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
      Permalink

      Trailer music is done by 3rd parties now. Most likely not the Desplat score.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:03 am
      Permalink

      To be fair, Star Wars pretty much started the Nostalgiac Piano trend.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    Permalink

    I’ve watched this trailer 8 times. I’ll watch it 17 or 25 more times today.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm
    Permalink

    What I especially like is the fact that i get all these new heroes and still feel that they belong to this universe. Job well done Disney!

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm
      Permalink

      Jinn looks more like she belongs in District 12.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm
        Permalink

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm
    Permalink

    Love the little different stormtroopers helmets on that tank.
    Definetly the different sections of empire (black, Brown, and this) and rebellion (the blue/brown/likeendor/suits/helmets and Brown/like/hoth) with the old ones, are simply amazing

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    Permalink

    HA! They even nailed the look of the Star Destroyer – that’s the 3′ Devastator model (albeit with lighting inspired by the ESB ships) in its ANH configuration, rather than the more commonly referenced Avenger model. Happy nerd.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm
      Permalink

      Yeah, with the tall thingy on the bridge. They did their homework.

      • April 9, 2016 at 12:02 am
        Permalink

        Not just that, because Devastator was filmed with the antenna in the horizontal for ESB. Look the series of little boxes in front of the terraces, right along the spine – that’s the ANH ISD.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm
      Permalink

      That IS an oddity. A happy MrCrankypants! 🙂

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:18 pm
      Permalink

      Good eye! Could Vader be on that thing? I hope to find out…

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:01 am
      Permalink

      I’m also happy. I noticed right away that they made it an Imperial I-class SD instead of the more common II-class. That could have been a stupid mistake.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm
    Permalink

    Now THIS is looking like the Star Wars movie that it should be, not the rehashed missed opportunity that was The Force Awakens.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm
      Permalink

      Or the amazingly precarious yet wildly successful relaunch that was The Force Awakens?

      It’s fine to not like it… but it set out to do a daunting task. By most accounts it did so quite successfully. I’m sure 8 and 9 will please those put off by TFA. At least if they give them a chance.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm
        Permalink

        I agree with everything you said. It certainly was successful and many people liked it, but my opinion of it still stands. Absolutely will give 8 and 9 a chance, as I think they will only improve on 7.

        All that being said, Rouge is really looking good, and as ANH is my favorite film, that only makes it better for me.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm
        Permalink

        Great comment Adavanter Mki. TFA was a massive service to please everyone, and it did the job very well because, overall, Star Wars was back for almost everyone, which was the most difficult thing to do. I could whine as well, but I just understand that TFA is the film that needs to be. No more, no less. And BTW, it’s the opposite of a wasted opportunity.

        • April 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm
          Permalink

          I’m starting to understand that more now. Still a little unhappy with its story and delivery, but the love is growing.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm
            Permalink

            You wouldn’t be the first too, I was also one of those “fans” who didn’t initially like TFA. It grew on me immensely and I now enjoy it very much for what it is.

            It shouldn’t be taken too seriously and if you don’t analyze every second that is happening with the movie, it is quite fun.

            Like others have pointed out, TFA had a lot of shoes to fill, and to see that it did so well at accomplishing so many goals is kind of amazing in itself. If anything I think people need to appreciate the work and talent put into these movies to make them so believable.

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm
      Permalink

      Right, what a missed opportunity. Too bad the film got terrible reviews and made about $5 at the box office.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm
        Permalink

        I don’t judge a movie by what critics say or how much it makes. I judge it by watching it and forming an opinion for myself.

        • April 7, 2016 at 6:39 pm
          Permalink

          And your opinion differs from at least 90% of the viewing audience, and over 90% of the critics. So, keep that in mind.

          • April 7, 2016 at 8:03 pm
            Permalink

            Doesn’t matter. I watched the movie and that’s what I thought of it.

          • April 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm
            Permalink

            Then it presumably won’t matter to you that your opinion has been considered and rejected by the overwhelming majority of critics and fans alike.

            More power to you, but it is pretty clear that what you believe is what a Star Wars movie “should be” is a distinctly minority opinion and most likely not one that would be in Disney’s or the fans’ interest to make.

            On the other hand, there is a slight chance that if TFA had been made to your tastes that it could have added a few more positive percentage points to Fan/Critic ratings, and thus may added greater profit to Disney.

          • April 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm
            Permalink

            So you’re saying there’s a chance?

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm
            Permalink

            What you think Star Wars should be and what Disney/Lucasfilm thinks Star Wars should be are clearly very different.

            If you had your way with what Star Wars should be, I guarantee, no matter what you think of in your little head of yours. It would be 1000 times worse than what Lucasfilm comes up with. They are an entire corporation filled with professional filmmakers and they employ some of the best writers and artists in the industry today.

            You are an angsty “fan” who didn’t get what he had hoped on film. Hardly credible for knowing what would be best for Star Wars.

        • April 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm
          Permalink

          And your opinion is in a small minority by every measurable indicator.

          • April 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm
            Permalink

            That doesn’t change anything. It’s still my opinion.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm
        Permalink

        More like 2 billion.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:57 am
      Permalink

      Now THIS looks like the comment that it should be, not the rehashed missed opportunity that was your comment.

  • April 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm
    Permalink

    Are those SWAMP TROOPERS running among the regular storm troopers at 1:12?

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm
      Permalink

      Are they Swamp troopers? They also look like the Tank trooper helmets.

      Edit: I take that back… looking more closely at the Tank Trooper his helmet is a bit different.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm
        Permalink

        I had to look twice too. Also the troopers in the hallway seem to have a green tint.

      • April 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm
        Permalink

        There are at least three new types of troopers going by what we saw in this teaser.

        The tank troopers, the scarab troopers, and the black death troopers.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:57 am
      Permalink

      MSW reported that they will called Scarab Troopers.

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    Permalink

    I’m truly amazed by the production design of this film. It looks like it was taken straight from A New Hope’s set.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm
      Permalink

      Even though the director has clearly stated this film will feel very different than the classic films.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm
        Permalink

        Feel, not look!

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:55 am
      Permalink

      In a good way, of course. It’s like A New Hope if it were shot today,

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm
    Permalink

    And the two melodies, the force and empire, over the final logo, at the same time… Beautiful

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm
      Permalink

      Ehhh… Honestly I wasn’t impressed at all by the music. I know it’s just a trailer, but this is the first Star Wars film without a John Williams score so I am very curious how the music will turn out. The music in Star Wars is as important as it gets when it comes to crafting a Star Wars movie… Hell, the music in the prequels was better than the movies themselves… So hopefully the score holds up but I wasn’t impressed by the music in this trailer.

      • April 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm
        Permalink

        Alexandre Desplat is a fantastic composer. I’m sure he will follow in the footsteps of John Williams.

      • April 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm
        Permalink

        I don’t judge a score by a trailer.

        • April 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm
          Permalink

          I was replying to a user who thought that the music at the end of the trailer was beautiful… I thought the music in the trailer was “meh”.

      • April 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm
        Permalink

        Me nether No Disintegrations. That’s the reason the finals notes of the force and empire stands out over the rest of the trailer’s music.
        I know what you mean. Music is so important in SW. but it’s time to accept other good composers (believe me, in my opinion there are only a few to make good soundtracks nowadays. I’m scared too).
        Williams (best of all time of course) will not live forever.
        Interesting how the music will mix with this “war” type movie. Probably will be generic but with the lucky part we have SW notes to put in.

      • April 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm
        Permalink

        You do know this theme mash up is from the end credits music of The Force Awakens?

        • April 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm
          Permalink

          Nope, but now I do. Still, a simply stunning piece of music.

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    Permalink

    Can we look at this shot for a 40346 time?

    Together with Luke and the twin suns, and Vader with the black helmet looking at the stars, this could be among the three best shots of Star Wars so far. The idea of giving you a star destroyer with a starry background only to reveal it’s the surface of the Death Star in the shadows… I can’t believe it.

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm
      Permalink

      Amazing shot indeed! 😉

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm
      Permalink

      I said that as soon as I saw it the first time. This is instantly one of the coolest shots in any Star Wars movie, ever. And that’s saying something.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:52 am
      Permalink

      I absolutely agree; it’s a genius shot. Plus, that CGI model of the Star Destroyer is amazingly detailed.

      • April 8, 2016 at 11:48 am
        Permalink

        And the Death Star as well. Never seen that among of detail in it’s surface. Looks so BIG, yet it feels like the original.

      • April 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm
        Permalink

        Not sure yet it’s even CGI… But wether its a model or computer generated it all looks fantastic! 😀

        • April 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm
          Permalink

          Interesting! they have the original mmodels of the star destroyer. Recycled with the add-ons, maybe? The Death Star I think it’s CG for sure.

          • April 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm
            Permalink

            Yeah, you’re probably right! 😉

          • April 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm
            Permalink

            The models are not in great shape though. Not the original 3′, although the lighting is SO good on the bridge, I am willing to believe that’s practical. I DOUBT it, but I can’t quite make myself believe it’s not.

        • April 9, 2016 at 7:45 am
          Permalink

          I agree. If the Finalizer from VII is anything to go by, ILM have really perfected the look of CGI Star Destroyers.

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm
    Permalink

    Amazing that the rebel base looks exactly as it did in ANH; even with seeing Mon Mothma. Cool. ^_^

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm
      Permalink

      Yep, pretty cool! 😀

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm
    Permalink

    I got some very Katniss-Everdeen-vibes from this trailer. (The flippant attitude, the all-black-clad shots of Jyn staring defiantly off into the distance, etc.) Sadly, I’m not much of a Katniss fan, but this still looks like a pretty terrific movie.

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm
      Permalink

      They should’ve had her play Leia instead.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm
        Permalink

        Jennifer Lawrence or Felicity Jones?

        • April 7, 2016 at 9:39 pm
          Permalink

          Felicity Jones

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm
    Permalink

    was anyone else not impressed with Forest Whitaker, or the lack of “gritty” that was expected for this movie? Once more, the feeling was there, with the very interesting music and tone, but Forest and lack of gritty was just not doing it for me. Also, now that i am typing this, Felicity seemed a tad campy.

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm
      Permalink

      He was hardly in it to judge.

      • April 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm
        Permalink

        from what we saw though. By that logic nothing from this trailer should be judge worthy because compared to the film, everything was hardly in it. he got just as much dialogue time as mon mothma, and felicity

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm
      Permalink

      Have you watched the entire film months in advance? Wow those Chinese hackers are good.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm
        Permalink

        no. but from setting the tone, which was good, i think it would have been better with out the VO. Because, to me, Forest’s voice was not great.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm
      Permalink

      This wasn’t exactly an acting showcase but hopefully they just picked bad takes. I’m sure this is another payday for him too.

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:40 pm
    Permalink

    OK, SO NOW THEY HAVE DONE A NEW HOPE PART II AND DECIDES TO DO A PREQUEL TO THAT VERY SAME MOVIE. FOR FUX SAKES, GIVE US SOMETHINH ORIGINAL INSTEAD. LASY B-STARDS

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm
      Permalink

      Don’t act so surprised your highness

    • April 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm
      Permalink

      some peoples children…

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm
      Permalink

      Go write a screenplay. Let’s see what brilliant stuff you come up with. But you might want to take a course in basic spelling and grammar first.

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm
      Permalink

      If they did a trilogy on the Sith Wars thousands of years before TPM would that still be un-original as they are in effect prequels?

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm
      Permalink

      Stop shouting Mom.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm
      Permalink

      STFU

      • April 7, 2016 at 8:34 pm
        Permalink

        So agree. Reckon they’re about 90%+ right.

  • April 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm
    Permalink

    I LOVED it, when that alarm went of it send chills up and down my spin. Again
    I loved this teaser.

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm
    Permalink

    Spoiler, the death star blows up in the next movie

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:31 pm
      Permalink

      WAY TO RUIN IT

      🙂

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:50 am
      Permalink

      TRIGGERED

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm
    Permalink

    It’s about damn time! Worth, the wait though. This looks Fabulous!!

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm
    Permalink

    I could get really used to having a new SW every December.

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm
      Permalink

      2015 – SW: Episode VII
      2016 – Rogue One
      2017 – SW: Episode VIII
      2018 – Adventures of Young Han Solo
      2019 – SW: Episode IX
      2020 – Boba Fett? Obi-wan? Yoda? movie
      2021 – SW: Episode X (maybe)

      That’s a ton of money coming in every year for Disney. My god. Just think about all that money.

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm
        Permalink

        I don’t think Han will make as much as you think considering the majority of opinions of most people on this site and others.

        A great deal are equally opposed to Fett too though I’m open to it.

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:50 am
          Permalink

          If both are good they’ll do well, but they won’t be banking on presales.

          • April 8, 2016 at 11:19 am
            Permalink

            Spinoffs are probably going to be for the hardcore fans like the Trek films before Abrams, Most of which made a good profit but didn’t break box office records aside from one or two.

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:50 am
            Permalink

            Yeah, probably.

          • April 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm
            Permalink

            Can you do polls in the forums? I very much doubt the idea of a Han spinoff would get anywher near above 50 percent on this site alone.

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:48 pm
        Permalink

        Hopefully the 2020 one will be the Obi-wan movie.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:49 am
        Permalink

        $4 billion was a steal.

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm
    Permalink

    I wonder how will deal this movie the people who saw in TFA another “death star” and lack of originality. Interesting their opinions are

    • April 7, 2016 at 7:44 pm
      Permalink

      Not really. TFA was a reopening and continuation of the franchise that should of blended the homage to the OT and use of original ideas betters. This is an original concept – a story that deals directly with how the plans were stolen and found themselves with Leia in the opening shots of Episode IV. Quite frankly people that can’t see flaws in their favourite films are fan boys.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:38 pm
      Permalink

      I’d much rather they have gone in a new direction with the first spinoff but this is basically a ANH prequel and it’s pretty much unavoidable for similarities to it.

      Hope they go in a different direction for Han Solo.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:49 am
        Permalink

        I hope that new direction consists of them canceling the movie.

        • April 8, 2016 at 11:16 am
          Permalink

          It can be saved if they get the rights to de-age Ford 40 years ago ala Antman……and spend a mere 300 million and 3 years working on it.

          • April 9, 2016 at 3:00 am
            Permalink

            Isn’t this the part where everyone starts screaming that Disney cast Anthony Ingruber for every Harrison Ford role ever in perpetuity?

          • April 9, 2016 at 8:17 am
            Permalink

            “HE’S A REAL ACTOR HE WAS IN A SHORT FILM ONCE HE CAN DO GOOD IMPRESHUN URGHHHHHHHHHH”

            Like that?

          • April 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm
            Permalink

            You spoke the forbidden name! Egads.

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:51 am
            Permalink

            Lol.

            “How will you make me look younger?”

            “We’ll use the Force!”

            “That’s not how the Force works!”

          • April 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm
            Permalink

            Haha! He does sound older now but nowhere near as much as Fisher.

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm
    Permalink

    I like it. Not sure about the lead actress yet, though. But that Walker scene!!!

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm
    Permalink

    I’m really interested in finding out how Donnie Yen’s character is going to wreck those three stormtroopers with a staff. The whole “terrible aim” joke is reaching a whole nother level lol

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm
      Permalink

      Yeah like what wouldn’t they just shoot him.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:48 am
        Permalink

        We’ll use the Force!

  • April 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm
    Permalink

    jedi council will be awesome to watch today! thanks for the break down SW.net

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm
    Permalink

    Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors spotted walking out of Yavin’s base at 1 :00

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm
      Permalink

      lol you’re right

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm
    Permalink

    I love that everyone seems to be overlooking the one big problem with this trailer. It’s very… Hunger Games. I’m not the only one that sees that, right? The teen girl protagonist in a badass pose with tight armor, facing down a dystopian society led by corrupt rulers… Not at all what it seemed like from the vague descriptions.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm
      Permalink

      “It’s very… Hunger Games” You mean it’s a form of “The Hero’s Journey” from our own mythology?

      Yeah, we know. In fact, it’s been mentioned about a billion times in the past how much like Star Wars, Hunger Games is.

      • April 7, 2016 at 8:34 pm
        Permalink

        except that star wars is way better.

        • April 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm
          Permalink

          Well, having been a Star Wars fan since 76, I’m inclined to agree with you there, but there are many ways to tell the Hero’s Journey. All still bow to The Odyssey of Greek lore of course, but HG did a relatively good job, even if it was toned down a bit from it’s original source material.

          • April 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm
            Permalink

            Hunger Games is just a ripoff of Battle Royale.

          • April 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm
            Permalink

            “even if it was toned down a bit from it’s original source material.”

            I know. And we call those “Remakes”.

          • April 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm
            Permalink

            The writer never admitted the ,,inspiration” of Battle Royale though. She said she was inspired only by Iraq war reports.

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:47 am
            Permalink

            The fist one was, that is. The other ones are fairly original, although both Catching Fire and Battle Royale 2 have the main character leading a terrorist resistance group against the adults that made them play the games.

          • April 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm
            Permalink

            I dunno, I just never felt inspired to read or watch hg and what I’ve seen of it didn’t impress me.

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm
            Permalink

            Fair enough. It’s all subjective and we all like what we like. I didn’t necessarily think that HG was brilliant by any measure, but I did enjoy the first two films for what they were.

      • April 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm
        Permalink

        I really don’t think that’s what he is referring to.

        • April 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm
          Permalink

          My bad. I’ll endeavor to be more sexist next time.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:48 am
            Permalink

            ^ Comment flagged.

          • April 8, 2016 at 3:25 am
            Permalink

            For what, calling out the original poster for being a sexist douche? Fine by me. Flag away.

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:46 am
            Permalink

            ^Comment flagged.

            Your move.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm
      Permalink

      the main difference is, that this is not hunger games. That movie got overhype,with a ridiculous story that I just couldn’t like, shaky camera movements that wouldn’t let you see the cheap effects, and was visually unsatisfying. plus there the girl was a teen, here she’s slightly older. The fact that we’re in a distopy here, is kind of irrelevant… I mean, it’s the empire… Plus, this is essentially a war movie. That was a stupid YA novel adaptation.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm
        Permalink

        To be more precise, it was shameless ripoff of a japanese movie (and manga) Battle Royale.

      • April 8, 2016 at 2:48 am
        Permalink

        The Hunger Games had “cheap effects?”

        Dianoga.

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:45 am
          Permalink

          Not that cheap for the time, thank you very much.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm
      Permalink

      The teen girl? Felicity is 30 years old …

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm
        Permalink

        But she looks way younger.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm
      Permalink

      I think you mean Hunger Game is very Star Warsy.

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm
      Permalink

      except felicity jones > jlaw. and star wars> everything

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm
      Permalink

      Star Wars has been around for much much longer than the Hunger Games. When I watched the Hunger Games movies especially the third one, I noticed that it seemed like they were trying to copy Star Wars not the other way around. I mean, the peacekeepers even kind of look like Stormtroopers.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm
    Permalink

    Some things I noticed…

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm
      Permalink

      Well noticed. I’m guessing Vader is perhaps inside having continued treatment. Would make sense for having the guard there when prone to attack.

      • April 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm
        Permalink

        Maybe Vader is in the tank, recovering from the duel with Ahsoka…

        • April 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm
          Permalink

          Possible, but the timescale suggests the Rebellion isn’t in full swing at the time of the duel. Though I would be happy with either!!

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:44 am
          Permalink

          YES PLEASE!

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm
        Permalink

        Nekkid Vader? Ewwww…

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:44 am
          Permalink

          I wonder if his dingaling is still intact or if it got burned off.

          • April 8, 2016 at 1:41 pm
            Permalink

            I’m thinking the latter. Youch. And lava too…burnt weenie sandwich

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:49 am
            Permalink

            The state of the Star Wars fandom in 2016, lol.

      • April 8, 2016 at 12:18 am
        Permalink

        Vader would have troops from his own 501st guarding him , it’s probably Palpatine , he’s the only one who has the Royal Guards.

        • April 8, 2016 at 5:24 am
          Permalink

          Not true. In recent comics and novels Vader has full reign to command the Imperial Guard to his liking. Even goes on a mission with a pair of them in Vader Down. Palpatine lets him boss them around and even kill them at his will. Very likely they are indeed guarding him rehabbing in a bacta tank.

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:07 am
            Permalink

            Yes that’s very true but with the exception of Aayla Secura what happens in the comics isn’t usually translated into the Star Wars movies

      • April 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm
        Permalink

        Adding more fuel to the conversation… Coincidence?

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:02 am
      Permalink

      Sheev! he is healing from the battle with Dank Dindu

    • April 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm
      Permalink

      Coincidence?

    • April 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm
      Permalink

      This was posted this morning. Coincidence?

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm
    Permalink

    I was wondering if this could be the first STAR WARS movie without R2 & 3PO….

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm
      Permalink

      If Bail turns up they may have a cameo

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:12 pm
    Permalink

    It indeed felt like an underground…

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:15 pm
    Permalink

    Does anybody else kind of hope these Anthology movies do not start with the a long time ago….. and the opening crawl?

    I kind of want them to be their own thing

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm
      Permalink

      im with you

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm
      Permalink

      I agree. Set them apart.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm
      Permalink

      Nope. But I’ll be happy to live without the opening crawl. Also I hope they jump straight in without credits until the end.

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm
      Permalink

      I still want them to be honest, but perhaps only because I don’t know what they’ll replace that moment with.

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm
      Permalink

      If they open the film with the Star Wars theme, it will be difficult not to have a crawl to allow the music to decrescendo to set the tone for the opening scene. If they cut straight from the Lucasfilm logo to the beginning of the story, skip the Star Wars theme, then they can get away without a crawl. But loosing the theme, the crawl, and “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” might make it difficult for it to feel like Star Wars for those of us who have grown up with it. Not saying that it won’t work without those, but it is a risk.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:00 am
      Permalink

      are you stupid? even star wars video games have the crawl so y not here

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:43 am
      Permalink

      If they do it well than I’m all for it, as long as the Saga films keep their crawls.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    Permalink

    I know it’s just the teaser, but meh..

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm
      Permalink

      Do people actually say meh in real life? I mean really, do you say that, then get your ass stomped for sounding like a fucking cat? Fuck off already.

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm
      Permalink

      I thought it was meh at first too, I wasn’t impressed with the AT-ATs at the end, but I watched it a few more times and now I love it.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm
    Permalink

    Nice to see those white uniforms from EP IV and Genevieve O’Reilly from EP III back!!! LF and Disney are killing it! Nice.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm
      Permalink

      Yeah, LF and Disney are KILLING Star Wars.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm
        Permalink

        Lora?

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:42 am
          Permalink

          Lol YES! The resemblance is uncanny.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm
        Permalink

        Oh, quit it already.

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm
        Permalink

        Yeah, bring back the prequelly-type Star Wars movies that everyone loved and not one person was disappointed with.

        • April 8, 2016 at 2:45 am
          Permalink

          The majority of kids liked the prequels. And guess what? The kids in the early 00’s are now teenagers and adults. Disney would be stupid not to cash in on this potentially huge market.

          And after a point, I do think audiences will be tired of seeing ANH and Ralph McQuarrie over and over and over…

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:42 am
            Permalink

            The kids like the prequels when they were made (i.e. when those children were like 6 years old). Now that they’re older, they see that the prequels are just abortions put to film, so I don’t think anyone really cares about catering to all 3 fans of those movies.

          • April 8, 2016 at 11:55 pm
            Permalink

            Cool, you know every child on the planet? Is…is that you, Santa?

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:38 am
            Permalink

            Yep. I see you when you’re sleeping bruh.

          • April 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm
            Permalink

            I assumed as much, but still creepy.

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm
      Permalink

      The one on the right is Admiral Wullf Yularen.

      From The Clone Wars

      • April 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm
        Permalink

        Cool! 🙂

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    Permalink

    Judging by the rank plaque, isn’t Ben Mendelson’s character a Fleet Admiral instead of a Grand Admiral??

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm
      Permalink

      You are correct. Good eye. Now that you mention it, the mysterious man pulling the strings in Aftermath was a Fleet Admiral. I wonder if he and Mendelson’s character are one and the same?

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm
    Permalink

    It is great to see the classic stormtroopers back!!! Not the clone troopers. Not the duck-faced troopers of TFA. But the real classic stormtroopers!!!!

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:40 am
      Permalink

      Maybe they’ll learn to shoot this time around.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:32 pm
    Permalink

    That’s it! Forest Whitaker is Finn’s dad!!! 🙂

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:40 am
      Permalink

      Don’t give any theorists ideas! 😉

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm
    Permalink

    There’s nothing fresh or unique about this movie. Big deal if it is a ‘war movie’- all Star Wars movies involve war of some sort. Looks like forgettable characters and battle scenes inspired by any PS4 game out there.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm
      Permalink

      Off of a 2 minute trailer, huh? Welp, I guess you won’t be seeing it then.

      • April 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm
        Permalink

        I’m afraid so, if it’s just more of the same.

        • April 8, 2016 at 12:57 am
          Permalink

          your loss.

        • April 8, 2016 at 2:22 pm
          Permalink

          Can’t you argue that all Star Wars movies are more of the same?

          Or all FPS games are more of the same?

          Or all horror movies are more of the same?

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm
      Permalink

      Dude, forgettable characters is not the right word for the Star Wars universe you know?

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:39 am
      Permalink

      Because 1 minute of footage gives you the ability to judge the entire movie. Seems legit…..

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    Permalink

    Was thinking those shots were filmed in an underground, my first thought was the LA Metro.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm
      Permalink

      I though the same, it looks like the platforms.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:38 am
      Permalink

      Canary Wharf

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    Permalink

    what’s really depressing is that this trailer has only two kinds of comments: people not liking it, or people not understanding what it is. I start to think that star wars fanbase will just never be satisfied, and I’m sick of it…

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm
      Permalink

      I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE! I’m more excited for Rogue One than I ever was for RotS or TFA.

    • April 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm
      Permalink

      Except for the comments of those who liked it…

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:37 am
        Permalink

        All 3 of them?

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm
      Permalink

      Can’t wait! I liken it to the classic WW2 picture, “The Dirty Dozen.” A group of quasi-criminals recruited for a likely one-way mission. Hopefully that gives folks a better understanding?

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm
      Permalink

      All these comments about Mary Sues are really fresh and new, I haven’t seen anything like them before.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:37 am
        Permalink

        Seriously. I’m like “We’ve had this conversation before, let it rest.”

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm
      Permalink

      Don’t let us get drowned out by the negative people. There are plenty of reasonable fans out there. Star Wars should be an escape from the BS, not a place to bring your own BS to.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm
    Permalink

    First impression. It felt like I was watching a fan film. Maybe because it’s got all the totems that are “cool” from the films.
    After repeat viewings I feel like this really has the look nailed.
    Not too keen on the lead actress, felt like she’d just stepped off the set of Downtown Abbey. Daisy pulled off the posh English girl without it being annoying, but I don’t get that same vibe from this one.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm
      Permalink

      I think Jones is a better actress overall but I don’t really get it from here so far.

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:14 am
      Permalink

      If this turns out to be as good as it looks how cool would it be to watch Rogue One and then ANH back to back . ANH does kind of give you the impression that it begins in the middle of a story.

  • April 7, 2016 at 8:52 pm
    Permalink

    I would liken this movie to a tasty appetizer while we wait for the next meal of the episodic saga to be served. I don’t expect it to carry the same weight or emotional impact of the episodes, but that’s not to say I won’t enjoy it immensely like a delicious plate of nachos.

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm
    Permalink

    So: this movie is just an excuse to give more of what we’ve seen
    already- OT storm troopers, Imperial guard, the Death Star, AT-ATs, etc.
    etc.?? Pretty sad…….

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm
      Permalink

      No this movie is made to expand the Star Wars universe. Also there are some people who are too young enough to have never experienced the Death Star, Imperial Guards, AT-ATs in theaters so this is pretty cool

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm
      Permalink

      Then don’t watch it. Simple solution really.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:35 am
      Permalink

      So: Your comment is just an excuse to whine about something that won’t affected you in any actual way?? Pretty sad…….

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm
    Permalink

    Comment sections make me hate people. No one appreciates anything.

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm
      Permalink

      At least it’s not as bad as the Aintitcool news talkback , that’s like the wild west of comment sections.

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm
        Permalink

        That’s being generous. I’d call it a Hutt’s intestine of comment sections.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:30 am
        Permalink

        It’s the most wretched hive of scum and villainy.

      • April 8, 2016 at 9:41 am
        Permalink

        Ugh..that website is awful. I went there once and never went back there again. Comments section is full vile nasty scumbags.

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    Permalink

    Looks like the movie is relying on nostalgia to appeal to the ‘disenfranchised’ fans.. ho-hum.

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm
      Permalink

      Nope, its using the look of the OT due to its position in the timeline. TFA used to much nostalgia IMO instead of focusing on original ideas.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:30 am
      Permalink

      One minute of footage. ONE MINUTE.

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm
    Permalink

    Agreed with Clone11038. Will anyone ever be satisfied? I am a long time Star Wars fan who was fortunate enough to live through all 7 movies. Stop nitpicking each film. Some are going to better than others. Oh well. It’s great that we get to get new movies. Just sit back and enjoy them with a bucket of popcorn. I know all there is about all of the movies and yet I am excited for each one and I WILL NOT nitpick each movie. I enjoy them. Because I AM A TRUE FAN!!!

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm
      Permalink

      For me there has been 4 outstanding movies. I’m pretty happy right now. This trailer looks like I might be getting a 5th!

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm
        Permalink

        Agree. I too also enjoyed Episodes I, II, III, and TESB.

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:29 am
          Permalink

          Get out.

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm
      Permalink

      While I agree with your sentiment and agree that it’s good to be optimistic, in no way does that make you any more a “true” fan that, say, someone who didn’t enjoy TFA but loves the rest, or someone who loves the OT but hates the PT (or vice versa)…just sayin’…

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:29 am
      Permalink

      You had me until the true fan thing. That’s the no True Scotsman fallacy. I can critique a star wars film and still be a fan of the franchise.

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm
    Permalink

    Relying on nostalgia?! Its a movie about stuff that happens before the original. What else is there going to be but nostalgia. Enjoy the movie or don’t watch. #EnjoyStuffPeople

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm
    Permalink

    Why isnt anybody talking about how its VADERS THEME WHEN THE TITLE CARD POPS UP.

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm
      Permalink

      Because it’s obvious.

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm
        Permalink

        Bahah is it? Does that make it any less cool?

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm
    Permalink

    Does anybody else think Felicity Jones would be better served playing Leia in this film instead of an unknown? I mean Leia has to be in this film right? Of course you can’t really put the puzzle pieces together until you see the film. Otherwise I’m hyped!

    • April 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm
      Permalink

      I would love a cameo of Leia, hologram or in person, but don’t think she should be the character that steals the plans

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm
      Permalink

      If she would be in it, it would be at the end of the movie. She would receive the stolen plans and take off into space where then Star Wars: A New Hope would commence.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:25 am
        Permalink

        Probably because that’s all the CGI that they’d be able to afford, lol.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:32 pm
      Permalink

      Never been a huge fan of recasting actors unless they die and it would raise too many questions for non-fans.

      • April 8, 2016 at 12:05 am
        Permalink

        I might be OK if her Carrie fhisher’s daughter plays her because they look so alike

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:25 am
          Permalink

          I’d rather they get the best person for the role instead of going based on physical appearance and nepotism.

        • April 8, 2016 at 10:49 am
          Permalink

          Glad I’m not the only one who sees that though they could de-age Fisher like Douglass in Antman which was pretty seamless.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm
            Permalink

            Except Carrie Fisher sounds nothing like she did back in 1977.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm
            Permalink

            Sound alike then long as it’s not Julie Dolan.

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm
    Permalink

    OMG…..this is just FANTASTIC!!! Love every single shot of it…it looks like the extended version of ANH

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:24 am
      Permalink

      I agree! It’s like A New Hope – The Prelude.

  • April 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm
    Permalink

    I must admit that I am somewhat worried that this will just be another Man of Steel-esque grittydark movie that takes itself way too seriously. Of course, we should all keep open minds about this. I’m perfectly fine with seeing Starwars done differently, I just hope that that different way isn’t the same as every other lame blockbuster since 2008.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm
    Permalink

    Having watched this trailer a couple of times…i think it looks absolutely great (the look and feel are spot on for me the characters look interesting) , can’t wait to see it.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm
    Permalink

    The giant Death Star weapon disk being assembled, are you kidding?!!! Chills, goosebumps.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm
    Permalink

    I’m bummed this might be better than TFA…

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:21 pm
      Permalink

      Don’t be. I was dissapointed with TFA and as such I’ve been skeptical as to how Rouge One may turn out.
      This just went a long way in boosting my confidence in the film. Even if you loved TFA, there’s nothing wrong if you end up liking this even more.

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm
        Permalink

        Although, I was really excited for his Godzilla when I saw the trailer and after I saw the movie I was shocked how bad the story was.

        • April 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm
          Permalink

          However, Edwards just directed Godzilla, he didn’t write the story. Nor did he write the story for this film. So I’d hold on to that hope. 🙂

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:01 am
            Permalink

            Written by the guy who wrote the games reviews I used to read in the C64 days..

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:02 pm
        Permalink

        To each their own opinion.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:23 am
        Permalink

        Rouge One? I’ve never heard of that before.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:32 pm
      Permalink

      It looks more like SW but a lot of that probably has to do with the fact that it’s set in the OT. Too early to tell.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:23 am
        Permalink

        Yeah, the fact that it takes p[lace in the exact time period as those other Star Wars films MIGHT have something to do with it.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm
      Permalink

      I’d be ok with that. Means it’ll be outstanding.

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:05 am
      Permalink

      Loved TFA, I’d be surprised if Rogue One is better, but I’d more than welcome it if it is.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:22 am
      Permalink

      Don’t be bummed. Be PUMPED!

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm
    Permalink

    But, is R1 another Katniss/Tris/Rey/girl-power/we’re-tough-as-the-boys/strong-female-role script that we’ve seen so much of lately???

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm
      Permalink

      So what if it is? What is wrong with strong female leads?

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm
        Permalink

        I think his point is that it becoming almost cliche at this point. Sure, we are all for girl power, but so many movies have been going this route lately that it is starting to seem one sided in the opposite direction of what it used to be.

        • April 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm
          Permalink

          There are still way more male centric films released than female. I hardly think it’s one sided. And if it is cliched, has not been a cliche for the last how many decades of male lead movies? I hope the addition of female leads becomes the norm and isn’t a trend. As a father raising a daughter, it’s nice to show her that women don’t have to be relegated to the victim role always needing a knight to save them.

          I personally don’t care about the gender. race or sexual preference of a lead as long as their story is interesting and the character is enjoyable to watch. Far too many people are hung up on labels and categories. The lead is too female, too black… ugh… surely we’re better than this now? It’s not the 1950’s anymore.

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm
            Permalink

            I figured my comment would generate some responses. Understand, I am not against strong female characters at all. I loved Rey in TFA and Katniss in Hunger Games. I have two daughters, and I want for them to have strong female heroes to look up to. The thing that bothers me is that at times Hollywood seems to do things more for political reasons than because they make sense. I am not saying that is what they are doing with Rogue One, but I do think there are movies and TV shows where Hollywood puts in a female/minority/gay/disabled/whatever character not because it serves the story or accurately reflects the population, but because they want to make a statement. It annoys the heck out of me when it is done blatantly and awkwardly.

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:44 pm
            Permalink

            Imo a male lead in the new trilogy would’ve been boring. We’ve already had 6 movies with male leads. Rey brougt some variety. And besides, we’ve had Han Solo in episode VII, one of the most badass guy in the Galaxy.
            Im aware that there is some political agenda behind these decision, but honesly as long as the movie is good I dont care.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:41 am
            Permalink

            I don’t follow the logic. Rogue One having a female lead doesn’t “make sense,” “reflects the population,” or “serves the story” correctly?

          • April 8, 2016 at 3:08 am
            Permalink

            You have obviously misunderstood my statements. Please reread them. I never said that Rogue One having a female lead did not make sense.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:42 am
            Permalink

            I keep seeing this kind of statement on this site. “I’m fine with female leads; I just hate it when it’s done for politically correct reasons.” Well, how do you know the difference? How could Lucasfilm make a film that doesn’t appear to have a politically correct female lead other than to not make a film that has a female lead?

          • April 8, 2016 at 3:13 am
            Permalink

            I think many times it is pretty easy to tell. The classic example is when Stephen Spielberg made the movie “Hook,” and made the Lost Boys into a multi-ethnic group of kids. In the novel, the Lost Boys are natives of the island, essentially equivalent to Native Americans. That makes sense. To have a group that was comprised of one person of several different races did not really make sense in the context of the story. Spielberg even stated he made this change for political reasons.

        • April 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm
          Permalink

          Yeah, it’s so cliché. I want a movie with a man!
          /sarcasm

          • April 8, 2016 at 11:51 pm
            Permalink

            So the only two options are Mary Sue and Male Lead?

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm
          Permalink

          They are sort of stuck at this point. Imagine the shit storm that would ensue if Rey was as dorky as Luke in ANH or whiney as Anakin in AOTC. Hence why she was so overpowered. It’s all about the bottom line and no one wants the media bringing down their film hence why they’d rather create a superhero than a character with faults.

          Kind of like in 80’s cartoons where all the POC characters were the same way because they feared a perceived racist backlash.

          • April 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm
            Permalink

            Good example.

          • April 8, 2016 at 10:45 am
            Permalink

            I like that Chris Rock bit where he said black people will finally have equality when everyone thinks they can suck as much at basketball as white guys. Same goes for female leads in science fantasy films.

          • April 8, 2016 at 2:38 am
            Permalink

            And imagine the backlash if Anakin was as whiny as Anakin in AOTC.

            There WAS a backlash.

          • April 8, 2016 at 10:59 am
            Permalink

            There was but I meant if Rey was that way. I thought Padme was a dull character but she DID have flaws unlike her potential Grandaughter in regards to being overtly trusting, naive, and emotional kinda like Anakin and most 20 somethings to be fair. Rey is more like a superhero right now by comparison so they actually regressed in spite of the media narrative.

          • April 9, 2016 at 8:14 am
            Permalink

            Rey is naive and overly trusting in TFA. She trusts Finn instantly, is convinced that her family is coming back to save her someday, and is tempted by the dark Side while fighting with Kylo. So she has FLAWS. Enough with the Mary Sue BS.

          • April 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm
            Permalink

            Finn was a hero though. While Anakin was a domestic abuser so her instincts about him were correct. As for her family, They haven’t said what happened to them yet and given she can’t remember who they are it makes sense from her point of view and what little she knows of the whole situation. I’m not sure about being tempted by the dark side either, Obi-Wan got agressive with Maul and Luke with Vader in Empire but they never really went over.

          • April 10, 2016 at 4:02 am
            Permalink

            No, she was tempted. The novelization even adds that a voice in her head tells her to kill Kylo. So yeah….

          • April 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm
            Permalink

            Both Obi-Wan and Luke wanted to as well, I remember the novelization mentioning him using the dark side in TPM. I can’t remember if they said Luke did but his mission was clearly to kill Vader in Empire.

          • April 11, 2016 at 12:05 am
            Permalink

            Cool.

          • April 9, 2016 at 11:00 pm
            Permalink

            And she evidently wanted to make teh sex with 8 year old boys. I’d call that a bit of a flaw….

          • April 10, 2016 at 12:52 pm
            Permalink

            I guess it’s also not pedophilia in the GFFA if a woman does it.

        • April 8, 2016 at 2:37 am
          Permalink

          The majority of Hollywood action films feature tough-as-nails men in the central roles. Nobody gives a hoot about this fact.

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:19 am
            Permalink

            It’s only overpowered when women do it.

          • April 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm
            Permalink

            But the ones that are perfect are boring, and the films forgotten very quickly. Male, female, this is Star Wars – I expect more.

        • April 8, 2016 at 7:07 am
          Permalink

          Yeah, that was my point. Even the term “strong female lead” is so overused. Was Leia Ep4 a “strong” lead? Leia Ep6, hmmm, maybe less so? Padme? Was Luke even a strong male lead? Do we care? It’s a current fad in Hollywood as I think we all would acknowledge. Would Hollywood even do an action female that didn’t kick (unrealistic amounts of) ass?
          I’m also thrown a bit here because Rogue One promo art first looked like a squad of soldiers, but the teaser now suggests another hero’s journey kinda thing. But Forest Whitaker looks so good in this.
          (Hey, I like the great discussion this spawned!)

          • April 8, 2016 at 7:58 am
            Permalink

            I think we all just need to have cool characters and not care about their genders.

      • April 8, 2016 at 4:22 am
        Permalink

        Women leads are great. But what I want is a real woman lead, not a man disguised as a woman. The female beat-em-up archetype is really just a male fantasy dressed up as a cute girl.

        For a couple of examples of great and realistic female heroes, watch series like The Assets (based on a true story) or The Bletchley Circle. They do heroic things but they don’t run around beating up men who are more than twice their size.

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm
      Permalink

      Whatever happened to just accepting strong characters without need for an agenda (misogynist, feminist, or whatever your agenda may be)?
      Please do not group Rey or Jyn Erso in with any characters of the inferior franchises. This is Star Wars, not (insert lame franchise here), and these characters should be accepted as much as Luke, Han, or any other character (male, female, or otherwise).

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:51 pm
        Permalink

        And Jar-jar. Dont forget Jar-jar!

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:53 pm
          Permalink

          Who? What? I can’t forget something I refuse to remember… 😉

          • April 11, 2016 at 12:08 am
            Permalink

            Just watch Episode 1 with LSD.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:18 am
        Permalink

        Thank you. Not everything is the evil feminist gay Muslim Anti-Christian Atheist vegan Leftist Liberal Left Wing PC Illuminati Terre Reptilian Jesuit Catholic Time Terrorist Agenda. Some people….

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:35 am
      Permalink

      I can name more male characters that are as tough-as-nails that nobody calls out (Jason Bourne, James Bond, Terminator, James T Kirk, etc.. Etc…) Personally I think it’s great Hollywood is finally respecting the 50% of the population which is non-male.

      • April 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm
        Permalink

        All of whom have flaws and failures. You know what would be ‘respecting 50% of the population’? Not making every female lead a Mary Sue. It’s not actually necessary to make female leads be flawless ciphers that are beloved by everyone for no particular reason and who treat male characters like either infants or idiots.

        • April 9, 2016 at 8:12 am
          Permalink

          Rey is too emotion-ful and was tempted by the Dark side during her fight with Kylo. I’d call that a character flaw.

          • April 9, 2016 at 10:59 pm
            Permalink

            I think you’re reading more into that than is written. I am all for the idea of Rey, I don’t have ANY problem with a female lead to take us through this new trilogy. Despite how impressed I was with Ridley, I am not terribly impressed with how Rey in particular was written in TFA.

          • April 10, 2016 at 3:54 am
            Permalink

            No, I’m not reading too much into it. The novelization even clarifies that a voice in Rey’s head tells her to kill Kylo Ren. She is tempted. She has flaws.

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:15 am
      Permalink

      I’m sensing some thinly-veiled emasculation….

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm
      Permalink

      Well, she’s a tough-as-nails hero, who beats up men wearing armor with her bare hands, plays by her own rules, and all of the established characters we know are in the film love/respect her. So….

      • April 9, 2016 at 8:11 am
        Permalink

        1. The trailer was cut weirdly. You don’t know if she actually defeated all of those guys by herself, or if she was even doing it with her bear hands.

        2. Yeah, she plays by her own rules. She’s a rogue, like Han. but no one complains about that element of HIS character.

        3. It’s a teaser. You haven’t seen more than 2 character interactions with this character from out the entire 2 hour movie, and the two spoken character interactions with her character were her 1) having an antagonist talk with an authority figure and 2) having another (non-friendly/loving/respectful) exchange with an authority figure who’s authority she clearly acknowledges.

        Sheesh.

        • April 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm
          Permalink

          It was a throw-away, TUD, let it go. It’s far too early to make any call about what this character is in RO.

          • April 10, 2016 at 3:55 am
            Permalink

            You’re right, it is too early to make any calls about this character. So stop doing that.

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm
      Permalink

      That would be a great tie-in!

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm
      Permalink

      I had wondered that myself.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm
      Permalink

      Inquisitor.

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:31 pm
        Permalink

        Why would it be an Inquisitor if there are no Jedi in this movie?

        • April 8, 2016 at 12:00 am
          Permalink

          Why not? The Inquisitors could also be tasked in fighting and tracking down the Rebels , why waste an asset on just tracking down and dealing with the Jedi. Vader was tasked with dealing with the Rebellion for 3 films.

          • April 8, 2016 at 12:08 am
            Permalink

            Because the Inquisitors sole purpose is to help Vader hunt down the Jedi and force sensitive children. The Empire does not see the Rebels as an actual threat. See; Hope, A New. Also if Vader is going to be in the movie, why would he send an Inquisitor to do the job for him? Plus 90% of the movie going audience hasn’t seen Rebels and will confuse the crap out of them. I can keep going.

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:14 am
            Permalink

            1. The Empire underestimates the Rebellion, but they’re still willing to send Inquisitors after them. That’s kind of the whole plot of Rebels, genius.

            2. Vader has better stuff to do. Dark evil Fighting Leia things.

            3. Who says that the movie can’t just explain who the Inquisitors are?

            I can keep going 😉

          • April 8, 2016 at 12:48 am
            Permalink

            Also this take place years after Rebels. Also all of the Inquisitors are dead by the time that this movie starts.

          • April 8, 2016 at 1:54 am
            Permalink

            I believe season 2 that just wrapped is 4 years before ANH and with season 3 out later this year I’m guessing the timeframe will bring us even closer to ANH. There are still 4 inquisitors left that we have not seen and still 1-2 more seasons left of Rebels so it’s a bit premature to assume that they are all dead by the time of ANH . Your point is very valid and you could be right they could all be dead by ANH which would explain why they are not scene in the OT (of course the real reason is they weren’t even thought up until 3-4 years ago).

          • April 8, 2016 at 6:09 am
            Permalink

            There are more Inquisitors out there.

        • April 8, 2016 at 6:09 am
          Permalink

          They’re still tracking down Rebels and finding new Jedi peeps. This movie could explain why the Inquisitorius has been disbanded by Episode IV.

        • April 8, 2016 at 10:42 am
          Permalink

          They are more darksiders than anything and only they are shown to wear dark hoods so far.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:56 pm
      Permalink

      That appears the be a Bacta Tank.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:17 am
      Permalink

      We can see the back of this guy. ONLY his back.
      My opinion? Could be anyone.
      Of course could be Vader. Or the Emperor, or a new sith apprentice, or a inquisitor, or Snoke, or Ezra, or Nien Nunb, or Felicity Jones, or my…

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:08 am
        Permalink

        Vader doesn’t have a hood. Never did.

    • April 11, 2016 at 12:03 am
      Permalink

      Palpatine is in the tank in my hopes, and the hooded person his/her secret apprentice. Do you remember Mara Jade, Luke’s wife ? She had been the hand of Emperor (now Inquisitor) and killed by Jacen Solo/Kylo Ren.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm
    Permalink

    Unlike some comments below, I hope these new Anthology movies start with the opening crawl. It’s become an important part of the star wars movies. I don’t know, a star wars movie without an opening crawl might seem strange, at least for me

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:21 am
      Permalink

      See I don’t. “A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away….” is enough. The opening titles should only be reserved for saga films.

      • April 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm
        Permalink

        Yes and yes.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    Permalink

    Oh great! Another movie with a Death Star!!! 🙂

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:01 am
      Permalink

      Except it isn’t blowing up this time….. Right?

      • April 8, 2016 at 12:55 am
        Permalink

        Hey, no spoilers!!! 😉

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:51 am
      Permalink

      I think it’s a contractual obligation

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:02 am
      Permalink

      At least it’s the SAME Death Star.

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:07 pm
      Permalink

      It’s not another Death Star, it’s THE DEATH STAR.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm
    Permalink

    ok so i don’t have all day to read all the comments but just from scrolling down quickly for several pages… did nobody else notice vader’s breathing??? and if this has been pointed out please forgive me… right at the end of the trailer when she is in the black outfit down in what looks like a round tube like cooridor?? as the lights cut on… you can slightly hear. the cooooh chhhhhh sound of vader. it’s not an over pronounced/full breath but i listened to it many times and I’d be willing to bet it’s vader confronting her… just my take on it..

    • April 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm
      Permalink

      Yeah I heard it too, I reckon they’re saving Vader for the trailer they’ll show at Celebration in July, the reaction to that will be equaled to the response of “Chewie we’re home”

      • April 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm
        Permalink

        yeah i assumed that would be a bigger reveal saved for a more prominent event… i was just surprised nobody else noticed or mentioned it… it made the trailer for me… and not to start the prequel bashing because lord knows that’s been done… but maybe this movie will give us what we wanted to see there…vader finally getting some more action..

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm
      Permalink

      I didn’t hear anything after multiple views/listens. Might be a stretch but I do think Vader is in this film.

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:51 pm
        Permalink

        yeah it’s hard to make out but it’s there. its almost over-shaddowed by the voice talking. it’s literally right before the fade to the rogue one title… i even went home to tell my son about it and before i could ask him he meets me at the door freaking out about it and saying i heard vaders breathing… lol… the force is strong with this one!!!

        • April 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm
          Permalink

          That is awesome that you are bonding with your son over Star Wars. My dad is the person who got me into the films myself. Whenever my wife and I decide to have kids its something I hope I can bond with them eventually about as well.

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:26 am
      Permalink

      I thought I heard vader breathing at about 1:18 when it looks like maybe Vader kneeling from behind. Didn’t notice the end.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm
      Permalink

      I hear what you are talking about, but it doesn’t sound like Vader to me. It sounds like reverberation, either on the voice of Forrest Whitaker or something in the shot of Jyn.

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:45 pm
    Permalink

    Incredibly excited for this. The trailer looks great!

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm
    Permalink

    Seeing those stills ups my confidence. And Felicity Jones is great.

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:29 am
      Permalink

      You’ve

      • April 8, 2016 at 1:50 am
        Permalink

        Down vote for being a grass

      • April 8, 2016 at 3:45 am
        Permalink

        Lighten up Buzz killington

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:02 am
        Permalink

        Reported for false reports and being over-sensitive.

        Ka-chow that.

      • April 8, 2016 at 2:06 pm
        Permalink

        You’ve been reported for reporting others for dumb reasons.

        Are you human? Yes, then you will get into arguments over things you are passionate about.

      • April 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm
        Permalink

        You’ve been reported because I don’t like the Brady Bunch.

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm
    Permalink

    Is the Admiral in the white suit simple not Admiral Wullf Yularen from ANH?

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm
      Permalink

      Wulff Yularen was an admiral in the Republic but he was later a colonel in the Imperial Security Bureau. This is clarified in the Tarkin novel. His rank insignia in ANH indicates colonel as well.

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:20 pm
        Permalink

        Makes sense then that ISB would be tracking these Rebels then in R1 and it isn’t a Thrawn type character.

      • April 8, 2016 at 12:43 am
        Permalink

        TIL that Yularen was in ANH. Mind. Blown.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm
      Permalink

      This takes place right before ANH and he’s played by another actor in that with a mustache too.

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:13 pm
    Permalink

    Any chances Jyn Erso could be Rey’s mother in future? They look alike…

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm
      Permalink

      I’m tellin’ ya – Forest Whitaker is Finn’s dad!!! So why can’t Jyn be Rey’s mom?

      • April 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm
        Permalink

        Why does everything have to be connected? Why can’t Forest Whitaker be Lando’s cousin?

        • April 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm
          Permalink

          Ha ha!!! Good one!

      • April 8, 2016 at 2:12 am
        Permalink

        uh-oh…We got another black character! he must be Finn’s dad!!!! man gtfo of here with that nonsense…Felicity Jones is White and has an English accent She must be Grand Moff Tarkins Daughter!

        • April 8, 2016 at 3:02 am
          Permalink

          Apparently, you are completely incapable of recognizing sarcasm in the written form.

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:22 am
      Permalink

      I hope not. While it would be a fine connection, I don’t want so many characters being related. My honest hope is that besides some obvious connections, like Vader and Palpatine, the main characters in this film are not connected to the main characters of other Star Wars films/properties. Give us new, unrelated/unconnected main characters.

      • April 8, 2016 at 12:33 am
        Permalink

        I hope not either, was just a conjeture. Anyway I am afraid Rey will be Luke’s daughter due major claim from fans in social media… Hope to be wrong.

        • April 8, 2016 at 12:37 am
          Permalink

          I don’t know about any fan claims in social media, nor do i want to know, but I thought general concensus from just watching the film was that she was Luke’s daughter. Personally I think she’s Lukes. Or its truly a rehash of the OT and she is Snokes Daughter and Snoke is Palpatine’s Son. So she’s Palpatines Grand Daughter and we get a Luke/Vader you’re my father rehash with Rey/Snoke, lol.

          • April 10, 2016 at 11:55 pm
            Permalink

            Wait, what ?

          • April 11, 2016 at 8:10 am
            Permalink

            Exactly, lol. Just f’ing around.

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:17 pm
    Permalink

    So where are the bonthans? /sarcasm

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:14 am
      Permalink

      Sarcasm yes, but they were involved to the 2nd Death Star, not the first, that we know of.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:47 am
      Permalink

      They’re all dead Dave

      • April 8, 2016 at 1:49 am
        Permalink

        Dave’s not here man.

        • April 8, 2016 at 1:54 am
          Permalink

          Michael Barratt then..?

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:25 pm
    Permalink

    My only real issue is with the CG walkers but that’s probably more due to lack of time/budget and the fact that all the go motion guys are all dead or retired now. Not sure why they made Luna into a Poe clone either. I’m glad that O’Reilly is back though I didn’t recogonize her as well as the Emperor’s Royal Guards, Nice to see that they are incorporating bits of TFA into the OT like the droids and shuttle. I really like Jones as an actress but she seems a bit delicate looking compared to Ridley but that’s probably due to how they are marketing her in this.
    It really does feel look like the first EU film in many ways in that it’s a nice little side story that most can take or leave. Along with the fact that there are no Jedi/Sith, familiar faces, or it has all that great of an impact on the larger saga.
    So not a bad start to the spinoffs from what I can tell since at least they got the look right as best as they can which is near impossible considering everything is digital now but I’m glad we are getting at least one all-new planet and I really hope that desert location isn’t Tatooine for the 6th time.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:37 am
      Permalink

      Just throwing this out there: The AT-AT Walkers appear to have a jerky movement to them as if done by physical effect. Think of the AT-ATs in ESB and how they were captured on film using Phil Tippett’s go-motion technology…same as the Taun Tauns. R1 AT-ATs are definitely CGI, to be sure, but ILM probably used advanced their technology they developed for Noah (Darren Aronofsky 2014) for rendering the rock giants to move like Ray Harryhausen used stop motion animation for his creatures. If so, we are in for treat in December. Also, I am sure the CGI will be polished by the time R1 arrives in theaters.

      • April 8, 2016 at 10:54 am
        Permalink

        Oh yeah, I’m not knocking the work or artists but weight is really hard to get right in CG adding to the fact Empire had 3 years and this one had maybe a year at most?

        I hope you are right about the improved effects in the final version though. I figured what with practical effects being a mandate that this would be a prime example to use the but it is a lost art and time consuming though Robot Chicken does a decen job on a shoestring budget. I’d be interested how they would have done it with a 100 million one.

        • April 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm
          Permalink

          It would be interesting! The one major stop motion genius that comes to mind is Henry Selick directed and animated The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). In the early oughts he became supervising director of Laika, formerly Will Vinton Studios, which has made Coraline (2009), Paranorman (2012), Boxtrolls (2014), and the upcoming Kubo and the Two Strings (2106). They have pioneered the use of 3D printing parts for the stop motion process. Would be cool to see something like their work in Star Wars!

          • April 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm
            Permalink

            Even better idea! They could have freelanced him to do it. Probably too late now but something to keep in mind for the next ones.

      • April 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm
        Permalink

        One thing, the AT-ATs weren’t go motion. And I really think that shot is pretty much done.

        • April 9, 2016 at 8:06 am
          Permalink

          Different model of AT-AT, so maybe they move differently.

          • April 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm
            Permalink

            I think you missed what I was saying. It’s a tiny point, but Zachary said the EBS walkers were Go-Motion (stop motion models attached to a computer-controlled platform which moves the model slightly during each exposure. Gives you motion blur on a stop motion sequence, smoothing out the animation a bit). They weren’t; they were simply hand-animated in place, no motion blur. The ATSTs in Jedi were Go-Motion.

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:43 am
      Permalink

      I agree with getting the look right – I think they’ve nailed the Star Destroyer here, loved it.

      If they have Biggs in the movie at all, then I wouldn’t be surprised if Tatooine is also in the movie, given that’s where he is from. Also, if they have Biggs, you can almost bet that there will be a conversation along the lines of “I know this amazing pilot we should recruit, his name is Luke Skywalker”

      • April 8, 2016 at 11:05 am
        Permalink

        I’m not sure as this right before ANH so they can’t recast but he had a lookalike cousin in the old EU. According to that he would have jumped ship by now to join the Rebellion too so they don’t need to go back to to Tatooine though Dantooine or Bestine is a strong posibility.

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:56 am
      Permalink

      You shouldn’t have added that last sentence, now you’ll be jinxed. The entire movie will take place on the totally original planet of Shmatooine.

      • April 8, 2016 at 11:10 am
        Permalink

        That’s not true………that’s impossible!

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm
    Permalink

    I dunno, I like most everything about it. For some reason Felicity feels so in place in that trailer, I feel she’s gonna be a great addition to SW universe. They nailed the new trooper classes, they really feel as if they were desgined back in 1977 along the “original” ones.. The only thing a bit off is the CGI but I’m sure its gonna only improve over the next months as we get closer to the premiere. The story and the design is there, I hope they don’t screw up editing and direction.

    Also, if that’s Desplat’s music in the trailer can we talk about how great does he manage to balance the Williams’ themes with his own feel and individual style.

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:02 am
      Permalink

      I hope it’s Desplat’s music, because this stuff sounds great in my opinion. I’m glad he’s not trying to copy Williams, but instead incorporates it into his own style.

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm
    Permalink

    Something looks familiar here.

    • April 7, 2016 at 11:57 pm
      Permalink

      I thought so too

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:09 am
      Permalink

      The lines on the maps are slightly off, but it could be a more zoomed in part of the map. At least thats what I think the glass things are.

      • April 8, 2016 at 12:58 am
        Permalink

        The Anal retentive OCD people will kick in now. People who griped about the lightsaber hilt prop having minor differenes from scene to scene. When the same thing happened with ANH and ESB Skywalker saber.

      • April 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm
        Permalink

        Also the maps could change between Rogue One and Ep. 4

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:50 am
      Permalink

      It’s uncanny! They recreated it perfectly!

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:44 am
      Permalink

      Thank god for the Lucas film archives. Most studios just throw stuff away, but the archives have been an invaluable resource. Good job on that one George!

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm
      Permalink

      Great, now I can’t unsee that the screen behind Mon Mothma is different.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm
        Permalink

        Can’t unsee that the Falcon interiors between all the films are different too.

        • April 8, 2016 at 11:47 pm
          Permalink

          Oh, that goes without saying, but it’s become a pleasantly comfortable thing now.

  • April 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm
    Permalink

    I’m sure it’ll be fixed… but right now if I had one major complaint. It’s the AT-ATs. Not their inclusion of course but their effects. I also know they aren’t nearly finished.

    I just don’t want them taking the Rebels route and saying they aren’t the same version/model. The AT-ATs head is iconic to me… and the ones on display here are very OFF. IMO. They need the more extended and armor plated side cannons. Plus their heads are generally wider/flatter. One google search and you immediately see what I mean.

    So TL:DR… I hope these are very placeholder AT-ATs.

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:52 am
      Permalink

      This story takes place 3 -4 years before ESB. The empire certainly could have made some design changes in that time. Or maybe there are various classes of AT-AT in service at one time. The US military has multiple classes/ages of fighters or naval vessels in service simultaneously…

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:58 am
      Permalink

      I can’t believe that people can’t wrap their mind around the idea that the Empire had variations in artillery and weaponry, etc. and special troop divisions we did not see in EP4-6, just because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean it can’t happen or exist concurrently. We didn’t see snowtroopers in Return of the Jedi or A New Hope, nor did we see scout troopers in A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back. Just because we didn’t see them in those movies, doesn’t mean they didn’t exist somewhere.

      • April 8, 2016 at 3:13 am
        Permalink

        Oh I totally get that. I just want MY iconic AT-ATs. Totally a selfish desire. 😛

        • April 8, 2016 at 5:50 am
          Permalink

          Well in that case it’s fine lol.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:01 am
      Permalink

      Rebels has a slightly different model of AT-AT, IIRC. This is probably the same model.

      EDIT: I looked it up, and the Rebels AT-ATs are a slightly larger model. This is probably that same model.

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:45 am
      Permalink

      But they ARE a different model though, so….

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm
      Permalink

      Um…particle effects are done, so I wouldn’t count on much changing to the shot. Certainly wouldn’t be holding my breath for a redesign if I were you.

  • April 8, 2016 at 12:13 am
    Permalink

    This is going to be a very important film. Simple as that. Looks amazing. Better see Vader in here fucking shit up!

  • April 8, 2016 at 12:23 am
    Permalink

    Could be their version of Thrawn that isn’t yet a Grand Admiral. He does kind of look like him, minus the alien features. Maybe some type of experimentation results in the blue look later on, if they don’t go the Alien route. Or maybe its a nod to us old EU fans. Or, most likely, coincidence.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:00 am
      Permalink

      I hope they save the real Thrawn, blue skin and all, for a different time. I don’t want a half-Thrawn. I want the whole enchilada.

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:44 am
        Permalink

        I agree. Enchiladas are delicious, especially the chicken kind.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:11 am
      Permalink

      It’s not the first time an Imperial wore that color in a film, look at Tarkin’s roundtable in ANH.

  • April 8, 2016 at 12:26 am
    Permalink

    This will be better than any OT movie *shot in the neck*

  • April 8, 2016 at 12:47 am
    Permalink

    So if Mon Mothma is gonna be in this is there a possibility for Bail Organa and The Emperor to make an appearance?

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:49 am
      Permalink

      I wouldn’t doubt it. I wonder if Organa does make an appearance if they will get Jimmy Smits to reprise the role. Would be kinda cool for continuity sake. Like they did with Mothma actress from Episode III to this one.

  • April 8, 2016 at 12:48 am
    Permalink

    Finally a good prequel 😉

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:41 am
      Permalink

      Hopefully.

  • April 8, 2016 at 12:49 am
    Permalink

    If that new guy is Thrawn (and I think he carries himself with a very “I’m better than you attitude”) I’m interested as to why they never showed a room of fine art which is like the call mark of a Thrawn. There had been rumors that Thrawn would return to Rebels so the timeline does match up.

    • April 8, 2016 at 12:59 am
      Permalink

      I personally think this is not Thrawn but a different Admiral. I DO think that Rebels is going to introduce Thrawn in Season 3, however.

  • April 8, 2016 at 1:09 am
    Permalink

    I think Mendelsohn’s character could be one of the imperials of book Afermath. Interesting imperial reunion took place in that book and there were cool characters.

  • April 8, 2016 at 1:32 am
    Permalink

    The only thing that I don’t like is the lack of alien creatures. Maybe they are added in postproduction or there are no finished creature shots yet. I really hope that we will see more of them because one reason to watch SW are the bizzare and exotic creatures 🙁

    • April 8, 2016 at 2:29 am
      Permalink

      one of the few things I heard about this film officially was that it was going to create a more realistic, humanistic approach with the aliens. This trailer didn’t show a single one.

    • April 8, 2016 at 3:39 am
      Permalink

      I agree where’s the bothans

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:47 am
        Permalink

        When Mon Mothma said “Many bothans died…” in Return of the Jedi, she was referring to the SECOND Death Star plans, not the first.

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:40 am
      Permalink

      This is a teaser that concentrates on the character. Aliens will be held for the movie and for teaser when the effects shots are done. It’s 7 months out, after all.

  • April 8, 2016 at 1:52 am
    Permalink

    I love that siren noise.

    • April 8, 2016 at 1:54 am
      Permalink

      My 9-year-old daughter said it sounded “like a bantha ate a cat and died.”

      • April 8, 2016 at 1:55 am
        Permalink

        My 11yr old boy said it sounded like a Wookie eating an Ewok

        • April 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm
          Permalink

          Are you guys being serious?

          • April 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm
            Permalink

            Yes. I thought it was the return of Jesus Christ at first but then I remembered that Jesus doesn’t exist and finished watching the trailer.

          • April 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm
            Permalink

            I know, right, but the teaser was so good I forgot for a moment!

          • April 9, 2016 at 8:03 am
            Permalink

            That goes against my strongly held religious belief. TRIGGERED!

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:38 am
        Permalink

        My inner 8 year-old said that it sounded like an elephant dying and giving birth to triplets simultaneously.

  • April 8, 2016 at 2:12 am
    Permalink

    At 0:35 in the background far left is General Dodonna.

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:37 am
      Permalink

      I buy it.

  • April 8, 2016 at 2:37 am
    Permalink

    It looks & feels awesome…..

  • April 8, 2016 at 2:41 am
    Permalink

    Please let that be Kyle Katarn!!!!!please!!!!

    • April 8, 2016 at 3:09 am
      Permalink

      Jyn Erso…. Jan Ors

      • April 8, 2016 at 3:50 am
        Permalink

        Who is that?

        • April 8, 2016 at 4:10 am
          Permalink

          Kyle Katarn’s squeeze 😉

          • April 8, 2016 at 4:44 am
            Permalink

            Who’s that again I don’t know who KK is.

          • April 8, 2016 at 5:36 am
            Permalink

            Kyle Katarn is a Legends character and fan favorite from the Jedi Academy games. He was super badass. A Gary Stu, but a fun one to play as.

          • April 8, 2016 at 9:55 am
            Permalink

            Really enjoyed a lot those games at the time. Great fun!

          • April 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm
            Permalink

            GTFOOH with that “Jedi Academy game” shit. KK is from Dark Forces, and he never became a Jedi Knight by finding a lightsaber in a garage.

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:43 am
            Permalink

            But I like Jedi Acadmey….

          • April 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm
            Permalink

            Academy was the one where you are a new apprentice, right? Choosing which missions to go on? Yeah, that was fun. Jedi Knight had that painfully dumb evolution of Kyle into a Knight by LITERALLY finding a lightsaber in his dead dad’s garage.

          • April 9, 2016 at 2:50 am
            Permalink

            Except he periodically failed, and you frequently felt overwhelmed by stormtroopers. THAT title needs to be revitalized by…shit, I guess it’s….sigh…EA now. Forget it.

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:35 am
            Permalink

            EA. Their HQ is a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

          • April 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm
            Permalink

            No, please. EA should burn in hell for this battlefront kit Game. Shame on them

        • April 9, 2016 at 12:06 am
          Permalink

          Kyle Katarn’s pilot.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:02 am
      Permalink

      If it is kyle, I suspect he has a completely different name. The way that the dude was standing in the yavin base is eerily similar to how Kyle was briefed to get the plans in the Dark Forces game.

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:27 am
      Permalink

      To me, Kyle Katarn will always be the first guy that stole the Death Star plans. “That was easy…now to get to my ship.”

  • April 8, 2016 at 2:49 am
    Permalink

    Sorry if someones already said this, but what are peoples thoughts that Jyn Erso could turn out to join the Emperor? Effectively becoming a special agent or as people may know, the Emperor’s Hand(Mara Jade). Even possibly going on to be the eventual mother of Ray? Timelines correct and it would explain her not being in the original trilogy.

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:23 am
        Permalink

        No you’re correct, but you obviously knew who i meant.

  • April 8, 2016 at 3:07 am
    Permalink

    This is many years before Thrawn was in the books though. Maybe he was promoted?

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:35 am
      Permalink

      I don’t think this is Thrawn, but if they wanted to, they could mess with the timeline. There’s no canon time period for when Thrawn was around. If they wanted to, they could even make the Chiss a long-living species and him around for a while.

  • April 8, 2016 at 3:11 am
    Permalink

    What if Jyn Erso is Laura Dern’s character in Episode 8?

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:34 am
      Permalink

      Seems like the wrong character type. Laura Dern’s character seems to be an uptight Resistance leader.

  • April 8, 2016 at 3:21 am
    Permalink

    yeah! a gonk droid

    • April 8, 2016 at 7:01 am
      Permalink

      Gonk Droids are like the secret favorite droid. They’re never important but whenever one is on screen everyone seems to yell out: GONK DROID!

  • April 8, 2016 at 4:20 am
    Permalink

    BRILLIANT TRAILER!!!!

  • April 8, 2016 at 4:36 am
    Permalink

    One of the most important scenes to me is the hooded figure kneeling before the tube being guarded by the emperors royal guards. Ive been thinking about this scene lots and would like to discuss my thoughts.
    * The size of the figure is too large and broad to be Palps. The size is more similar to Vader.
    * Vader doesn’t wear a cloak that we know of. Anikan (Ep3 non suited up Vader) did wear a cloak like when he took out the jedi temple.
    * The emperor wouldn’t be kneeling to anyone.
    * If its a cloaked Vader, is the Emperor inside the tube for some reason?
    * Are the death star plans locked inside the tube being guarded perhaps?
    * If the figure is the Emperor could it be that Plagueis is inside the tube therefor confirming that he is still alive somehow there for adding to the idea that Snoke is Plagueis?
    * Is the figure Snoke himself? which shows us that Snoke has always been there in the shadows of the Emperor, perhaps a secret apprentice?

    This one scene in the trailer has made me the most excited for this film, so many possibilities, so many potential theories, only time will tell and I cannot wait!
    please add some theories bellow if you have any or feel free to discuss, crtique or add to some of my theories that I have listed.

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:52 am
      Permalink

      Darth Jar Jar . . .

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:52 am
      Permalink

      The Emperor must be near by, so I think he is inside the chamber, with the Royal Guards standing guard. Pretty certain it’s Vader who has the back to us, Master/Pupil/the rule of two. Agree the build looks very similar to Vader. I would be very surprised if it’s not. Can’t see any other character having as close as a relationship to Palapatine as Vader.

      Don’t think anything Episode VIII related will be revealed in this movie, so I’m sceptical Snoke will feature in this one.

      It’s a great scene from several in the teaser.

      • April 8, 2016 at 5:32 am
        Permalink

        Aren’t Royal Guards dressed in red? The hooded figure is in black. Plus, why would they have a shot like that focusing on such an unimportant character? Whoever is in that shot is going to at least have some lines in the movie.

        • April 8, 2016 at 7:00 am
          Permalink

          Plus he has no royal guard stick thing! (Some star wars nerd correct me on the proper name of that)

          • April 8, 2016 at 8:43 am
            Permalink

            you mean a force pike? who are you referring to?

          • April 10, 2016 at 11:43 pm
            Permalink

            Some can assume, some can’t

        • April 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm
          Permalink

          The character could be in the shadows, hence why his outfit appears black. His silhouette and build is exactly the same as the other two guards. There could be any logical reason why he appears to weld no staff. This scene could be a precursor to someone else walking into the room, like Vader. I don’t think we’ll get a glimpse of Vader until the final trailer.

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:49 am
            Permalink

            Maybe.

      • April 8, 2016 at 8:00 am
        Permalink

        I don’t think the camera would focus on that figure like that if it weren’t a real character with lines and the like.

        • April 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm
          Permalink

          It’s not, the character is being used to frame the scene.

          • April 9, 2016 at 7:50 am
            Permalink

            If I were the director, i would use an important character to frame my shot. That’s just me though.

      • April 10, 2016 at 11:40 pm
        Permalink

        it could be Sidious in the tank… because aging, and the cloaked person could be his secret apprentice and the Grand Inquisitor, and it will be revealed she’s the mother of Rey and saved by Luke from the dark side but killed by Kylo Ren after 6 and before 7. Also known as Myra Jedd. No joking

        • April 11, 2016 at 1:04 am
          Permalink

          That’s my thinking, Sidious must be in that room (hence the guards). Like your theory on the person with their back to us.

    • April 8, 2016 at 4:52 am
      Permalink

      Could this be Mads Mikkelsens’ character?

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:23 am
      Permalink

      My bet is that there’s gonna be an Inquisitor coming into play that they’ve kept under mystery-wraps. It’d make more sense for them to have an Inquisitor to kick some non-Jedi ass, with a cameo from Darth Vader. Having Darth Vader in an outright fight, while awesome, just isn’t right for where SW is at right now, so in the long run it’s better that they give us someone other than Darth Vader to rip shit up. I think the inclusion of a bad-ass Inquisitor would be perfect, especially against weaker protagonists such as these lowly rebels.

      A Cameo from Vader would be nice though.

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:22 am
        Permalink

        I like this theory! thank you for sharing!

        I agree if Vader is involved re the plans, it does weaken his character, more than he has already been weakened by the prequels.
        Although there is that line in ANH though where Vader says “There will be no one to stop us THIS time!” so I wonder if he is super pissed in ANH because they were able to steal the plans under his watch in this movie?

        • April 8, 2016 at 7:13 am
          Permalink

          I have a feeling that line will be clarified, somewhat, by events in Rogue One.

          • April 8, 2016 at 10:15 am
            Permalink

            Agreed! and hoping so!

      • April 8, 2016 at 6:48 am
        Permalink

        Hmm awesome theory but I don’t think Ben’s character is going out like a bitch.

      • April 8, 2016 at 9:58 am
        Permalink

        I hope Vader’s role isn’t reduced to a cameo at the end, with the Emperor saying “go and fetch me those plans” and Vader saying “Yes Master”.

        • April 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm
          Permalink

          I can’t see them doing that. He’ll either be a relatively major player like he was in ANH, or he’s not in it. They wouldn’t whip out a rabidly anticipated returning main character just for the last minute of the mov….oh….waaaaaait.

          • April 9, 2016 at 4:25 am
            Permalink

            Ha! My favourite two parts of TFA were the opening crawl (wow, this movie is about Luke Skywalker!) and Luke’s scene.

            I can understand why they held Luke back though – storywise, I agree that if Luke had been there all movie, I really wouldn’t have cared what happened to Rey and Finn and Poe. And also from a business perspective. If TFA had tanked at the box office, they could still pull out Luke in the marketing for Episode 8, and draw on more nostalgia (which I’m sure they will anyway).

            As much as I am a huge fan of George Lucas (and this isn’t a complaint), but it could be argued that Lucas did the same thing in Episode 3, only bringing out Darth Vader in costume for a few minutes.

            But for Rogue One, they’ve gotta use him, don’t they? Just a glimpse of him doing something awesome in a trailer, and this film makes a billion+ worldwide, easily.

          • April 9, 2016 at 10:44 pm
            Permalink

            I don’t know. I thought I wanted Vader in this, but the more time it has to percolate, the less I think he belongs here. Vader might be too big to bring into this ‘sidelines’ story.

          • April 10, 2016 at 4:37 am
            Permalink

            If Rebels is canon, then Vader has already had some experience dealing with the Rebels. It wouldn’t be out of place for him to be chasing them in this one.

            Having said that, you’re probably right that he doesn’t need to be in there for story purposes – but I still want to see him in there.

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:31 am
      Permalink

      Maybe that’s Mads Mikkelsen’s character. An Inquisitor, perhaps?

    • April 8, 2016 at 6:08 am
      Permalink

      Has there been any rumours of Ian returning to this film as Palpatine?

      • April 8, 2016 at 7:59 am
        Permalink

        No, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

        • April 8, 2016 at 9:56 am
          Permalink

          Agreed – with all the focus on TFA, they could have done a lot under the radar. Hopefully there will be some really nice surprises in this one!

          • April 8, 2016 at 10:12 am
            Permalink

            I feel like a lot went under the radar with this film!! thanks to TFA! even with the trailer, BANG “its coming out tomorrow!” we had no clue!
            I do love spoilers and speculation but sometimes surprises are great, especially when it means we don’t have to wait very long (like the trailer announcement). Im really hoping Ian returned and its been a big secret. Seems a shame not to use the character when the actor is still alive and well and the character is very relevant to the story.