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– by Drew Carlton

Limited Edition Rogue One Gift Cards

Its almost that time, Star Wars fans: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on Dec 16, 2016 which is less than one week away from this writing.  LRM has been all over every detail of the upcoming film, and we were ecstatic when 3 more short, but juicy, clips were debuted. Check out the first clip below, and we’ll catch you on the other side for commentary!

In this first clip we see the apparent origin of the film title (which is a scene we saw a snippet of in one of the trailers).  Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) is on the radio with an imperial officer who is curious as to why an “impounded imperial ship” is trying to disembark from the bay.  Bodhi is questioned to what his call sign his, and while fumbling back and forth with Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) he panics and comes up with, “Rogue…Rogue One.”  Quickly, he is informed by the Imperial that, “There is no Rogue One,” and Bodhi’s droid companion K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) says, “There is now.”  With that, they are off.

Here we see the crew coming in for a rocky and turbulent approach as Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and Bodhi are relaying landing information to K-2S0.  After clipping a mountain, Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang) grabs onto the innards of the ship, holding on for dear life.  The final part of the clip has K-2S0, in true C-3P0 fashion, listing off the probabilities of their survival.

In the final clip, we see Jyn getting broken out of what looks like a containment ship.  Seeming to not know her rescuers, she goes ballistic knocking out most of the team before running into the brick wall known as K-2S0 who slams her into the ground.  We then are treated to a comedic line as K-2S0 says, “Congratulations, you are being rescued — please do not resist.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla 2014), is a brand new standalone Star Wars feature film that does not revolve around the story of a Skywalker.  The premise is actually based off a portion of the opening crawl from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope which reads, “Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.”  

Currently, there are 2 other standalone films to be released every other year between and after the 3 main Star Wars sequel films.  However, due to the probability of massive success, we could expect these movies to run into perpetuity.

Good stuff here.  This will surely wet our whistles as we wait the remainder of the week before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released.  Is everyone excited to see another installment of the Star Wars franchise?  Let us know your thoughts!

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SOURCE: Comicbook.com