Saturday, August 13, 2016

Rogue One Story Trailer

The latest Star Wars trailer has been released!

A lot of people I know (myself included) aren't completely sure what to make of Rogue One. It's a very different type of Star Wars movie, hopefully in a good way, but we're just not sure whether or not to be optimistic.

This trailer does look good, though. It's worth noting that it's pretty amazing to see a Grand Admiral uniform in a Star Wars trailer. For a long time there was a sort of canon treadmill, where everything on paper was written to meet new advances in canon but films and TV shows more or less ignored the comics and novels supposedly set in the same continuity as them. The Grand Admiral was invented in the old timeline, but it's one of many concepts that the new story team is carrying over into the new, more unified Star Wars. While I'm not a fan of everything that occurred in the reboot, this is a tremendous improvement and a way to show that all fans are valued, not just the ones that prefer the movies. The fact that a character from The Clone Wars is going to feature in the movie is just more evidence of this.

It's still hard to pre-judge Rogue One, so I'm not going to try to. I'll wait for the release, see it in theatres, and decide from there.

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