The Biggest Reveals From The 'Rogue One' Trailer (Video)

The new "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer, which premiered during NBC's Olympics coverage, included several new revelations from the upcoming film (video below).

One of the most notable reveals in the trailer was the more prominent inclusion of Diego Luna’s character, Cassian Andor. The trailer showed more of Cassian’s personality as well as his specific role in the film. The first trailer featured a less prominent Cassian, but the new one delves more deeply into the character.

Screen Rant detailed another big reveal in the new trailer:

This new trailer opens with some rather epic shots of Jedha, and the Imperial occupation of it. The filmmakers have mentioned that they modeled the desert moon loosely after the Middle East, generally, and Mecca, specifically, utilizing narrow alleyways and throngs of people (pilgrims?) to create the sense and feel of something of a holy site.

Completing the contemporary paralleling is the imagery of occupation – exactly what the United States is currently doing in both Afghanistan and Iraq – including the constant hustle-and-bustle of Imperial shuttles and TIE fighters swirling over the landscape but dominated, quite literally, by a massive Star Destroyer hovering above what we can only assume is Jedha’s capital city. More than its sociopolitical overtones (which fit with, say,Episode VI: Return of the Jedi’s Vietnam War-era allusions, though nowhere near as directly), it’s the sheer beauty – and chilling effect – of the shots that jump straight to one’s mind; it’s yet another first for a Star Wars film, which plays up the premise and potential both of the “anthology” installments rather nicely.

Source: Screen Rant / Photo credit: Screen Rant 

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