Star Trek Beyond certainly got a decent amount of hate when it released its first trailer around eight months ago. It was a movie that had undergone quite a shake-up early on in its development. J.J. Abrams left the director’s chair to go on to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, leaving a void that took some time to fill. Roberto Orci was the man who many thought would be his successor, but soon enough, he was quickly ushered off the project altogether, and instead, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was brought on board to helm the threequel.
None of the news really seemed to inspire confidence for Trek fans who were holding out hope that the series may have a return to form — to a slower-paced, more meditative style that the original series was better known for. Instead, when the first trailer came out, they were treated to a series of clips set to the Beastie Boys song, “Sabotage.” More than anything, it looked like the studio was blatantly shooting for the Guardians of the Galaxy demographic, and fans took this as an ugly form of pandering.
The film has since come and gone, and while many fans and critics seemed to genuinely enjoy Star Trek Beyond, there is no doubt that the initial trailer filled many fans with a bit of fear. One fan has taken that idea and brought it to all the footage we’ve seen so far for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of hopefully many anthology films set in the Star Wars universe. The result is kind of fantastic.
Check it out below!
What did you think of this little mash-up? Did it work better than it did for Star Trek Beyond, or is this just plain bad? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.