If you’ve spent more than three seconds here on DADSCI, it’s probably pretty—okay, blatantly—obvious that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. H.U.G.E. It should come as no surprise, then, that I’m getting into the act and letting you know that Disney/Lucasfilm just dropped the first official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday.
Unless you’ve been in carbon-freeze (carbon-frozen?) for the past year or so, you know that Rogue One is the story of the plucky band of Rebels who stole the plans to the Death Star, the theft of which ultimately led to it’s destruction at the hands (and proton torpedoes) of a certain farm boy/future Jedi named Luke Skywalker. The movie also happens to be the first in what promises to be a long line of spin-offs set in the Star Wars universe.
Given that Rogue One is set mere weeks before Luke and the crew blow that thing and go home at the end of Episode IV/A New Hope (whatever we’re calling it these days), this is the story behind the story (sorry, prequels). So not only do we get to see old-school stormtroopers and other original trilogy tech, but we’re also introduced to new characters, ships, and bad guys.