Another day, another tidal wave of Star Wars promos for Rogue One. We’re exactly a week away from sitting down with the first Star
Having said that, we’re slightly exhausted from all the TV spots and promos that have come out of the House of Mouse in the last two weeks. We love seeing more of the world Edwards and LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy have created, but it’s now down to a matter of days… whoa on that marketing horse!
Undercutting everything we’ve just said we’re happy to present a few more sneak peeks for the film. In particular we’re given an extended look in a pivotal scene from early on in the film, with Ben Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic squaring off against his old friend Galen Erso (Mads Mikklesen).
This scene is given extra weight for those of us who have already caught up with the events detailed in the Rogue One ‘prequel’ novel Catalyst by James Luceno. The long relationship between Erso and Krennic is fleshed out in the book and provides an intriguing beginning for the events in the film.
It’s good to hear Mendelsohn’s Australian accent here, if only to halt the notion that the Empire had a bunch of RSC elocution tutors on hand in their academy.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Galen Erso & Krennic Scene
The scene begins at 17.40 into the video.
There’s also a variant of the most recent international trailer, showing off a little more of the X-Wing battle and the ground assault on the Imperial base on Scarif. Each of the characters has their moment, and they appear to have fixed Vader’s mask so it doesn’t resemble one you can buy online.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story International Trailer #4
And finally – two short TV spot offering the keen Star Wars fan some snippets of new footage including a couple of Star Destroyers and Felicity Jones talking about why Rogue One is great.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story TV Spot – Believe
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story TV Spot – Jyn
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out in cinemas on the 15th of December in the UK, and a day later in the US.