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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Image via Lucasfilm

Image via Lucasfilm

While Star Wars may have initially been a film series meant to appeal to kids, there is no denying that the older fanbase has kept it going. All in all, it’s been the films’ mix of whimsy and space opera drama that’s allowed it to exist in the mainstream. With their upcoming film in the series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, they may very well look to darken that whimsy a bit — at least based on what we’ve seen so far.

One look at the trailers they’ve dropped so far, and it seems clear that we may in for a slightly darker story than normal — one that may not be as black and white as the standard Star Wars saga. This is a move that makes sense. Rogue One is their first standalone film, and as such, it’s important that they highlight the differences in some quantifiable way.

Well, we don’t have long to find out just how dark the story will be, as the film is a mere ten days away its release. In anticipation of its release the Disneyland Experience YouTube channel has been posting a few clips from the film itself, and both have thus far highlighted the darker tone the story is shooting form.



In this new clip, we see a conversation between Death Star architect Galen Erson (who is also the lead’s father) and the film’s villain Orson Krennic. Check it out below!

As you can see, this film is set to paint Galen Erso as the Oppenheimer of this universe — a man whose talents were used for violent purposes by the government. This scene in and of itself certainly paints the film in a very specific light, and we’re thrilled to see how the end product turns out.

Below is the synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

What did you think of this new clip? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

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SOURCE: Disneyland Experience

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.