Friday, 12 August 2016

The first full 'Rogue One' trailer: What it all means

The first full 'Rogue One' trailer: What it all means






It's finally here. The first proper trailer (as opposed to brief teaser) for the first Star Wars spin-off movie, Rogue One, debuted Thursday night during Olympics coverage, after an interminable hours-long wait for fans.


The trailer featured all-new footage — and went far beyond the scenes that Star Wars fans in London got to see during the official Lucasfilm conference, Star Wars Celebration, back at the end of July.
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SEE ALSO: 'Rogue One' revealed: What we just learned about the next 'Star Wars' film
techIt's finally here. The first proper trailer (as opposed to brief teaser) for the first Star Wars spin-off movie, Rogue One, debuted Thursday night during Olympics coverage, after an interminable hours-long wait for fans.

The trailer featured all-new footage — and went far beyond the scenes that Star Wars fans in London got to see during the official Lucasfilm conference, Star Wars Celebration, back at the end of July.

SEE ALSO: 'Rogue One' revealed: What we just learned about the next 'Star Wars' film

At the official Star Wars Celebration convention at London's massive ExCel center Friday, Game of Thrones and Force Awakens star Gwendoline Christie took the stage in front of 4,000 people to introduce the cast and crew of Rogue One — but not before calling for a moment of silence for the victims of Nice. That was followed by a rousing, spontaneous audience rendition of the French national anthem.

Here's what we learned in the hour that followed: the first standalone Star Wars movie, which hits theaters this December and deals with a nascent rebellion and its theft of the Death Star plans, looks pretty damn epic.

You can get a glimpse of just how epic in the behind-the-scenes sizzle reel unveiled at Celebration, below. We in the audience were also shown a supposedly "confidential" teaser, one that wasn't carried on the livestream; there appears to be some doubt as to when or if this teaser will be released publicly.

Suffice to say there was a fair amount of overlap with the sizzle reel:

Darth Vader's role is awesome, but limited
Yes, the most famous villain in all of cinema is back. Vader is voiced once again by the man himself, James Earl Jones.

Rogue One director Gareth Edwards described himself as "having a nerdgasm" when Jones came to the studio to record the voice. In particular, the nerdgasm seems to have been triggered by hearing Jones say one word.

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