Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Breakdown and Analysis
The final Rogue One trailer, that aired just a few hours ago, offered some exciting new shots and dialogue from the highly anticipated first Star Wars stand alone film, directed by Gareth Edwards. Read on for our analysis of the most interesting shots.
Director Krennic’s shuttle approaches the planet on which Galen Erso lives with his daughter. This is the flashback scene we told you about in a previous report (here). I’m loving all of the environmental and landscape shots in the trailer. Also, there looks to be a ring surrounding the planet.
Jyn’s father Galen awaiting a visit from Krennic and his Death Troopers. This can’t be good.
Director Krennic and a squad of Death Troopers approaches Galen’s home.The scenery is really stunning. These scenes were filmed in Iceland.
“Jyn, whatever I do, I do it to protect you”. Galen is about to do whatever Krennic wants from him.
Little Jyn Erso listens intently to her father.
From this shot we see that Krennic has a lower rank when these events happen. I love how Krennic’s stark white uniform contrasts with his escort squad of black Death Troopers. The striking image carries with it a similar feel to that of Vader and his stormtroopers, only inverted and slightly less menacing.
A young Jyn Erso hides as her father meets with Krennic.
Jyn is in an imperial prison. Check out the cool alien in the cell. Jones calls it “many tentacled friend”.
The imperial occupation on Jedha. The droid in the lower left is similar to the RA-7 protocol droid (or “insect droid”) in design. The RA-7 droid “Threebie” was our first glimpse at this type of droid as he was a captive on the Jawa’s sandcrawler in ANH.
Jyn is being transferred from the prison. The Rebels assault it to rescue her.
Jedha – A small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force. At one time a world important to the Jedi Order, Jedha serves as a holy site for pilgrims from across the galaxy who seek spiritual guidance. Now, the Empire occupies Jedha, and a prolonged battle between Imperial forces and scattered Rebels carries on in the timeworn streets. (via the StarWars Databank)
An imperial facility probably on the Canyon planet known as Eadu.
Galen Erso in the present. It almost seems like he is expecting a visit again from his “old friend” now Director Krennic. Galen’s looking more regal than we last saw him, yet he still appears just as concerned as before.
I can’t think of anything more breathtakingly beautiful and yet utterly terrifying at the same time.
It would be interesting to see if the movie will show some romantic development between Jyn and Cassian. This has always been part of the movies.
The new trailer showed a lot more emotional scenes and character development compared to the previous ones. Also the dialogue was very good.
They explained the meaning of the title of the movie for the general audience as Bodhi Rook delivers it James Bond style. “They’re requesting a call sign……Rogue. Rogue One.”
Vader’s iconic reflection that was first scene by the fans that attended Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016.
Krennic passionately describes the power of the Death Star to Darth Vader.
The Death Star approaches Jedha. Nice little call back with the Death Star gunner at his very retro-looking console as the officers check the display below.
“Okay. So how do we blow it up? There’s always a way to do that.”
This is probably a representative from Jedha, speaking before the rebels. She discusses the futility of the rebellion with the creation of the new threat that the Death Star brings.
AT-ST rampaging through the streets of Jedha. Much better terrain compared to the woods of Endor.
We also got a very quick glimpse at Moroff. From the Hasbro toys we’ve seen Moroff in a pack together with a Shoretrooper. This made people speculate that we will see him in action on Scariff. Now we know that he will appear on Jedha as well. So we will see at least two scenes with cool looking creature.
Saw Gerrera with his prosthetic leg and life support costume. He’s been through a lot. We know now how Saw responded to his own question from the first teaser trailer. What will you do when they break you? Put yourself back together and keep on keepin’ on – that’s what.
The main imperial facility on Scarif (scenery shot on the Maldives). The scarified surface seen here inspired the name for the planet that has become a vital resource for the completion of the Empire’s ultimate weapon.
Rebel troops traverse the jungle island terrain on Scarif.
K-2SO and Cassian dressed as an imperial commander infiltrate the facility.
Later they are joined by Jyn Erso, dressed as an imperial ground crew. I imagine it goes down something like this…
Cassian Andor: “This is not gonna work.”
Jyn Erso: “Why didn’t you say so before?”
Cassian Andor: “I did say so before!”
Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus on Eadu as the Rebels assault the imperial facility where Galen is situated.
The cool looking alien Edrio “Two Tubes” – he is a male Tognath mercenary pilot who flew alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two shared the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allowed their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s homeworld Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Galactic Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic had allied with Saw Gerrera some time before the Battle of Yavin. (via Wookieepedia).
Baze Malbus demonstrates his exceptional accuracy with his big gun.
The planet Eadu is being bombarded by the rebels. I feel like this nighttime attack by the rebels is going catch the Imps by surprise. And man, the visuals are stunning.
One of the best shots from the trailer. Blind Chirrut Imwe shoots his bow.
Our heroes are being overrun by Stormtroopers and Shoretroopers.
Our crew looks desperate. Or perhaps they just lost a comrade…
Two words…space battle! Okay, a few more words to convey the true source of my excitement…X-Wings in a space battle! Here’s to hoping a kid doesn’t fly inside this thing and accidentally destroy it.
K-2SO takes matters into his own hands.
A transport, probably on the planet Eadu.
Looks like the plateau city on Jedha won’t survive the end credits.
This could be the shot where we first see Vader in the movie. Pretty much resembles the shot when Vader arrived on the second Death Star to inspect it. Here, Director Krennic is having an impromptu meeting with his boss, who looks strikingly old-school. And rightly so – the last time we saw Vader looking this iconic was in his duel with Luke Skywalker in the carbonite freezing chamber on Bespin.
Galen is brought to his knees.
The use of water has added some fascinating visuals to the recent Star Wars films. TFA had the X-Wings rooster-tailing in the lake on Takodana, and now this gorgeous shot of Imperial walkers trudging along an island beach on Scarif. One of the AT-ACTs has dispatched it’s orange cargo hold. Could they be transporting Kyber Crystals?