‘Rogue One’ Trailer Ends Devastating Star Wars Drought

Star Wars hype is back—unfortunately, so are sexist comments from angry men on the internet

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)
Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube)

Remember those awful three months after we all saw The Force Awakens where there was no new Star Wars to talk about? Dark times. Well, thanks to the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, those days are over. Let us never speak of them again. Behold:

Sure, it’s not Episode VIII, but we now live in a world where a new Star Wars movie comes out every year. And, at least as far as this teaser shows, the quality doesn’t seem to have suffered at all. Rogue One will tell the story of the mission to retrieve the Death Star plans that Leia hides in R2D2 at the beginning of A New Hope. Of course, if you’re a Star Wars fan, you probably already know that. If you know a Star Wars fan, they’ve most definitely told you all about it. Whether you wanted them to or not.

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Chances are, if you checked the Internet at all this morning you were bombarded with…

If you haven’t completely bought into the Star Wars hype, the Internet isn’t the friendliest place today.

But if you have, then this was probably your face all morning.

And this.

And finally.

Because that teaser is good enough that it could even make the main series cast jealous.

Bitter, even.

Being the nerds that we are, the Star Wars fandom immediately began dissecting every aspect of the trailer. There’s so much to unpack. First, there’s the scene that appears to have been shot in London’s Canary Wharf tube station. Londoners are having all kinds of fun with that.

That’s not the only familiar location spotted in the teaser.

(Wait, so does that mean Notorious B.I.G. is canonically part of the Star Wars Universe? And by extension, is Brooklyn? You guys! I live in Star Wars!)

We also caught glimpses of Donnie Yen and Forrest Whitaker. Here’s hoping we get to see some of this.

Then there’s the main character Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. With one line, she instantly became many people’s new favorite character.

Though out of context, it could turn the movie into a teen comedy.

Most importantly though, she’s the second female lead in a Star Wars film. That’s kind of a big deal.

Predictably, some corners of the Internet have a huge problem with that. Corners like the comments section on YouTube.

And Reddit.

Are we going to have to deal with this every time a woman is cast in a lead role?

At least fans have responded to the backlash in the best ways possible.

But at the end of the day, who care’s about those people. We have much more important things to talk about. Like just how awesome that trailer is.
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Man, do we really have to wait until December for more? Well, only one thing to do.

Tell my friends and family I’ll miss them. ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Ends Devastating Star Wars Drought