Tickets went on sale today for the new “Star Wars” movie, and as of Sunday, we now have a new 30-second TV spot that sums up what the movie looks and sounds like. You can watch the clip below.
“What we glimpse in that trailer cleanly encapsulates everything we’ve seen so far,” The Washington Post reports. “The new trailer opens with a sand-swept nod to the Jedi arts — an aspect that had been little on display in ‘Rogue’ teasers before now. Quite deliberately, it seems, we have yet to see a bright lightsaber in the trailers.”
Noting that the movie is set before the events of the original 1977 “Star Wars” film, The Post adds: “’Rogue One’ — the first stand-alone Star Wars film in what Disney is calling its Anthology series — is part heist flick and part war movie. And so, like any good heist picture, the band of upstarts is gathered around its goal — in this case, the Death Star, or rather, the blueprints for the Empire’s first Death Star.”
The clip also spotlights the new heroine Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones. “In previous trailers, we’ve learned that her father, Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) — the kind of leading scientific mind who can be crucial to both the Empire and the Rebels — will appear, at least in flashback,” The Post reports. “He probably is the story’s Oppenheimer, and it is Galen’s knowledge that presumably leads the Rebels to recruit his troubled young daughter, the ‘chosen one’ survivor. As so often is the case with Star Wars, the fractured parent-child dynamic set against the good and dark sides is central.”
Here’s the clip …