Holy Mother Mary, a new Star Wars trailer is out for us all. The first trailer of the first in the Star Wars anthology series, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released on the internet on Thursday. We have been anticipating this ever since Star Wars: The Wars Awakens ended. So what did we see in the trailer? Well, for a starter, it was full of Stormtroopers, battle scenes and plucky heroes that we have come to know and love in our Star Wars movies. I am sure there are many who couldn’t make sense of what all are going on in the trailer. They maybe be confused with questions such as where exactly this movie falls in the greater world of Star Wars movies.To them I say, never fear. Here are the five things for consideration and to look out for when you watch the trailer again. And yes, after reading this I am positive you’ll be obsessively watching the trailer over and over again. Without further ado, let’s get on with it. Scroll down and read.
1. Different from All the Other Star Wars Movies You have seen
Like I said earlier, Rogue One is the first of a few planned “anthology” Star Wars movies. What does this mean? The main thing is that, it takes part in the same universe – jedis, siths, lightsabers, etc will be there. But these aren’t part of the central “Episode” story of the canon. In other words, we are still in that galaxy far, far away, but we’re not hanging with the Skywalker clan this time around. It’s analogical equivalence would be Guardians of the Galaxy to the Avengers movies. It’s in the same world, but, it’s not the same story, necessarily. Savvy?
2. It takes place right before ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’
In the Star Wars chronological timeline, when does this event/episode take place? Where does it fit in the wider Star Wars universe? Precisely, a second before we meet Luke, actually. The story of Rogue One basically revolves around the Rebel Alliance team that stole the plans for the Death Star. You will remember that, later in A New Hope Luke used to blow up the Death Star. So longstanding fans will recognize the original Stormtrooper uniforms, the original Rebels and Empire are all back once again.