Okay, folks, we are officially less than two weeks away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As stated in countless other articles, this stands to potentially be the biggest gamble for Lucasfilm â€” definitely bigger than least year’s saga film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After all, after the impending release of Star Wars Episode IX, we donâ€™t even know if there are plans to continue the saga. Films like Rogue One may very well make up the franchiseâ€™s bread and butter before long. As such, itâ€™s important that this be a success for the studio.
With its release on the horizon, weâ€™ve been seeing trailers and TV spots one after another. This is the final marketing push from them, and it will be crucial to guarantee its success. Theyâ€™ve already released a first clip wherein characters Jyn and Cassian take on a band of stormtroopers (though that clip has already been taken down by the studio). Now, as a part of this last push, they have released a second clip from the film.
I think it goes without saying that if youâ€™re planning on going into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story completely fresh, that you actually check out the clip.
So this scene very obviously comes at a moment where Jyn is still a bit of a wild card for the Rebellion. There is no real trust between them just yet, Iâ€™d bet that Cassian is only going along with this because of the strict orders from Mon Mothma. I for one appreciate the tone here. As was pitched to fans when the film was first announced, this feels like a very grounded and real scene â€” though itâ€™s not completely devoid of the lighthearted Star Wars tone weâ€™ve grown to know and love. As someone who is already interested, this makes me want to see the film even more.
But, as Iâ€™m someone who was on board to begin with, who knows if that means itâ€™s an effective clip. What about those of you who arenâ€™t quite sold on the trailers just yet? Does this clip change your mind? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.
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