The New Rogue One trailer has hit. Its amazing and its embedded below with a bunch of stills for you to stare at with your eyes...
I'm utterly blown away by this trailer, its simply perfect. We get enough story to work out where we are in canon (especially those fans we worry about, you know the ones, that don't know what A Star Wars Story is) without actually spoiling too much.
A couple or bits that have tickled the thinky parts of my brain box.
First. Galen is taken by Krennic with the apparent promise that what they are developing is to be used for the greater good, not to arm a super weapon. We seem to see Galen in two time-frames, maybe when Jyn was a child and in present day. I recently speculated that Galen was in the "Bacta Tank" we see in the first teaser trailer, but what if it's actually Lyra Erso, Jyn's mother, being kept "on ice" by Krennic to control Galen? Galen looks pretty comfortable in that Imperial uniform. He does seem to be fairly compliant for a man who may have leaked the plans to the Rebellion. If Lyra was being held that might suitably motivate Galen.
Second. remember when I was speculating that the Rogues might boost a shuttle to infiltrate the Imperial stronghold to get the plans? And that that shuttle might turn out to be the Shuttle Tyderium we first see in Star Wars Episode VI The Return Of The Jedi? Wouldn't it be cool if the call sign K2-SO asks Bodhi Rook for, which we learn is actually Rogue One (so cool), is the call sign Han and Chewy transmit to Piett in Jedi in order to get access to Endor. Wouldn't that be enough to tip of Vader off that this ship is a Rebel ship? Not to mention it would be sooooo cool to know that Han was sending the call sign Rogue One in Jedi and we haven't realised it all these years.
Lastly. I wonder if the shot we see of Vader walking through the smoke/steam is the last time we see Krennic? It looks like it might be Krennic in the shot with him, is this where Director Krennic learns just who he has been messing with?
What did you make of the trailer? Did you pick up on anything in those packed frames? Any easter eggs you want to share? Leave them in the comments...
Thank you for reading,