Today the first teaser trailer was released and it's something spectacular!
Obviously it's just a tease of a few scenes from the movie and there's plenty more to come, but this trailer coming only a few months after The Force Awakens' release, the timeline and setting for Rogue One may be a little confusing.
Here's a few questions you may have after watching the trailer. If you have more questions feel free to share them in the comments below!
No. This movie is set between Episodes 3 and 4, shortly before Episode 4. These are the rebels learning about the FIRST Death Star. Luke, Leia and Han haven't met yet and Rey an Finn are years away from being born. BB-8 has probably not yet been made.
Episode 8 (no title yet for The Force Awakens' sequel) is still filming and will come out December 2017.
Rogue One is actually very close to the same time that Star Wars: Rebels happens. It's certainly possible there will be some connections there.
|Why am I wearing an Imperial uniform? Wait and see!|
After watching the trailer you know exactly as much as anyone else does. She's mysterious and tough and her name is Jyn Erso. She's played by actress Felicity Jones who typically performs in dramatic films (the ones grown-ups like) but you may have seen her in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Where's Darth Vader?
It hasn't been confirmed either way if Vader will be in Rogue One, but he could be. At this point in the overall Star Wars story, Darth Vader is alive and terrifying the galaxy. For that matter, we could also see Emperor Palpatine, Grand Moff Tarkin and more familiar baddies!
|The Mysterious Figure aka Back in Black!|
Maybe. Or maybe it's the Emperor, or maybe it's someone we don't know yet. Oh no...maybe it's Snoke??
Who are all these other guys?
We really don't know at this point. We know they look tough and ready to fight. Hopefully they're good guys! Other than that it's all a mystery.
Is that the same lady from Return of the Jedi? The super-serious one?
Yep. Younger actress, but same character: Mon Mothma. She's a strong leader in the Rebellion and it's great to see her again after all these years!
|Mon Mothma. Maybe she'll get to smile just once?|
Obviously there are many more questions than answers at this point. It sure is fun to guess though, huh?