Rogue One: Into Darthness Trailer Drops

The new story trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One just dropped. There’s a nice chunk of juicy narrative morseldom dished out in its two minutes and fifteen seconds. And possibly the most exciting back-of-someone’s-head shot of all time. Which is apparently the moment we’ve arrived at in popular culture. But shit, it is pretty cool. Feast your eyes, Rebel soldiers, after the jump.

Star Wars: Rogue One is looking phenomenal. I liked J.J. Abrams’s Empire Wars: A New Hope Strikes Back, or whatever they actually called it, but the struts that held it together were glaringly obvious borrows. This time around, the familiar stuff is here, stormtroopers and droids and Rebels and Jedis. But somehow, the weight of stealing relaunching all that mythology has been lifted. It’s still just a trailer, but this feels like a cleaner, more direct, better story. (Hey DC, remember story?)

Set when the Rebels go after the plans for the under-construction Death Star, this is a prequel that takes place right before the narrative of Star Wars: A New Hope. That direct connection helps ground the movie, not to mention the appearance of everyone’s favorite Lord of the Sith. With Gareth Edwards at the helm (MonstersGodzilla), and what looks to be a superb cast, I can’t wait for Santa to put this wonderful present under the tree.

Star Wars: Rogue One will be released in the US and Canada on December 16th, 2016.


About Luke Sneyd

Luke Sneyd is a writer and musician. When he isn't doing film reviews for BiffBamPop, you can bet he's gaming, or following one of his many tech obsessions. The guitarist for Toronto electro-rockers Mountain Mama in the early 2000s, Luke went solo releasing All of Us Cities (2007) and Salvo (2009). His song "The Prisoner" earned him a finalist in the Great Canadian Band Challenge in 2007. He founded Charge of the Light Brigade in 2010, releasing The Defiant Ones the following year. As a writer, he's penned and produced several short films, and with Paul Thompson wrote a zombie TV-series called Grave New World. The unproduced pilot for GNW won first place from the Page International Screenwriting awards, as well as prizes from Slamdance and the Cloud Creek People's Pilot Competition. Then this other zombie show came along. You can find links to all Luke's projects at

Posted on August 12, 2016, in General, Luke Sneyd, movies, sci-fi, science fiction, Star Wars, trailers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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