The new trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” premiered tonight during NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics in Rio. This gives us a better look at the story and the characters as individuals and certainly turns up the anticipation for the film. Perhaps the best line in the trailer belongs to Donnie Yen’s Chirrut. “All is as the Force wills it.”
There’s humor, intensity, and high stakes in this trailer and this was their chance to sell it to a more general audience. I think the hardcore fans are sold, generally, but I think, for a first look for a wider audience, this worked extremely well. It established what was at stake, built upon the last trailer, and introduced a hint of the most iconic villain of all time.
The film comes out December 16, 2016.
If you’re interested, here is my reaction video: