‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ trailer drops: amazing or not feeling it?


Dear Disney/Star Wars: JUST TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY. Good God. When I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I was so pleasantly surprised with what JJ Abrams did with Rey and Finn as the new leads for the franchise. Putting the franchise in the hands of a young man of color and a very young woman could have gone horribly wrong, but the fact that it worked so well made me have faith in Disney’s takeover of the Star Wars world. Now, all that being said, I haven’t been completely following everything about the spin-off movies, so I really only remembered that Felicity Jones had been cast as some kind of badass in one of the many spin-offs. As it turns out, she’s the lead in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. She plays Jyn Erso, and from the look of the first trailer, she’s sort of the young female version of Han Solo. The trailer is blowing up all over the place this morning, so here you go:

Felicity is joined by Diego Luna, an absolutely wonderful Mexican actor. This film also features Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen (who is everywhere these days!). And it looks GOOD. It’s looks like the kind of movie that kids and parents will enjoy. I love that once again, they’re centering a new, Star Wars-adjacent franchise on the shoulders of a young woman. I love that Felicity Jones – a veteran of costume dramas and supporting roles – is given an opportunity to shine as a capable, badass action heroine. How is it that Disney’s takeover has been bringing all of these amazing female characters?



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39 Responses to “‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ trailer drops: amazing or not feeling it?”

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  1. Lizzie McGuire says:

    Oh, I’m feeling it! Diego Luna, yess! They have a great cast & that’s a good damn trailer.

    Take my money now, please.

  2. KB says:

    That looks fantastic!

  3. mkyarwood says:

    100 million percent feeling it! It looks like sex on toast, giving me some true badass vibes. I’m thrilled to be running away from the Skywalker storyline.

  4. D says:

    Some of the comments on the trailer are disappointing (but not surprising) – “Is j.j Abrahams a feminist or something? Two female main characters really?” , “not to be sexiest but they are kinda pushing the free powerful woman aspect a tid bit…”, “stop being pc!!” .

    • KB says:

      Are those comments on YouTube? YouTube is where brains go to shrivel up and die.

      • D says:

        Yes, the youtube comment section is the worst. If you want to have hope for humanity…don’t read the comments.

    • INeedANap says:

      Oh man. Wait till they hear about what women have gone through for hundreds of years where every major novel, play, show, and movie were about men.

    • tealily says:

      Yet make two to two-thousand films in a row with a white dude as the lead an nobody bats an eye.

      • Camille says:

        Makes you feel sick doesn’t it. Some of them just won’t and will never get it 🙁 .

  5. Tiffany says:

    *Pulls out wallet and throws it*

    Oh, not until December. Okay.

    *Picks up wallet and go about day*

  6. Guest says:

    Not feeling it. Sadly. To me, this looks quite disappointing.

    • Samtha says:

      Same. I want to love it, but…it does nothing for me. And Felicity seems really flat–the delivery of “I rebel” struck me as off as well.

      • V4Real says:

        Why when it read Felicity Jones; I thought it was Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones actress daughter.

    • Carol says:

      Yeah, me neither. I like Felicity Jones but she just didn’t seem that exciting in this trailer. BTW – She’s a dead ringer for Courtney Cox.

  7. Jenns says:

    I’m so excited! And I love how diverse the Star Wars world is now.

  8. Mia4s says:

    A Star Wars movie that passes the Bechdal test in the teaser. The teaser! Cannot wait!

  9. Elian says:

    I’m not feeling it, and I LOVED The Force Awakens. Life time hard core Star Wars fan, and what I loved about TFA was its humor and warmth. This looks like it has neither. Plus, I love Alexandre Desplat, the composer signed on for this film, but for me, there is no star wars without John Williams. He’s in his mid 80s and we don’t know how much longer we’ll have him. It was 100% his choice not to score this film and I appreciate that, but there just isn’t the same magic without him.

  10. Lucy says:

    Felicity will be amazing, no doubt about that. But Diego Luna? In a Star Wars movie? YASSSSS.

  11. stephanie says:

    ugh, how many of these movies are they going to make?

    • Mia4s says:


      Well…..you might want to lie down. Start with one a year for at least the next four to five years.

      I’m lucky, I love them. For those who don’t? You might want to seek out a desert island somewhere. It’s going to be a long decade! 😉

  12. SamLT says:

    I think it would be impossible for the heroine to look more like Katniss.

  13. Murphy says:

    Yep, I liked it.
    There’s speculation (speculation people, not a spoiler) that she’s Rey’s mother-so if that’s true then we know why they made it in the first place.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Ohhhhhh that would make sense, that’s a nice theory.

    • Mia4s says:

      I actually LOVE this idea. Rather than us only hearing about her, we see the extraordinary life she had before she was a wife (probably, it’s Disney) and mother.

      Hmmmm, after the war the spy who stole the Death Star plans and the pilot who destroyed it meet up and….Rey? Damn, that’s good space opera right there!

    • jammypants says:

      oh, and they do sort of resemble each other, might be why they picked Felicity over the other actresses.

  14. muffin says:

    I’m feeling the movie,but not the actress.

  15. Megs says:

    I’m so excited for this!

  16. QQ says:

    IDC though I loved the last one in spite of the ridiculous overhype ( yes More than all of them – yep I watched all that dated corny stuff in 2 seatings and i could barely keep awake, doesn’t help i watched that like a year ago utterly as a favor to my fanboy bf who had half his home packed to the rafters on Star Wars stuff.. didn’t speak to me in any way, the Last one tho??? less wipes, people I could relate to? more women? PoC? YES!) HOWEVER i give J.J Abrahams for addressing the critique that has been there for all the years about this franchise so very deftly and stacking the deck with actual strong non cookie cutter Women and brown folks ( you know remarkable how an entire galaxy with people and creature all shades but only one brown dude at a time can be located?!) and better more plausible explanations as to why Stormtroopers are so FAIL (Humans not robots) , I will however RICHLY enjoy the Manbabytears meltdown from the same guys that hated Mad Max and the last star wars for making a brown boy the main LOLOL

  17. Dee Kay says:

    LOVE THIS and will definitely see it and probably more than once in the cinema. HOWEVER. WHEN are we going to get away from the Death Star and all Death Star-like massive supeweapons? It’s like the Empire and Sith have nothing else up their long flowy sleeves, no collective plan, other than: “We will build the biggest gun in the universe and destroy everything in one fell swoop!!!” I hate what Death Star Thinking has done to the Star Wars universe.

    • Lukabell says:

      I tend to agree with the can we get away from the Death Star/star killer base giant moon like destroyer, to be fair I think this movie is actually about how the rebels got the plans to the Death Star in A New Hope, so it was unavoidable…I am so looking forward to it!!!!

  18. Lolamd says:

    yes will so be there. Is that Donnie Yen I see in this trailer?

  19. INeedANap says:

    I am so DONE with the Skywalker Family Drama Hour. The universe is yuuuge and there are so many interesting stories to be told. Very much looking forward to this.

  20. Jess says:

    It looks awesome! I wasn’t sure about the casting of Felicity Jones but she convinced me in this trailer. And I always love Forest Whitaker! Kudos to Disney for having these kinds of great characters/leads (even the trailer passed the Bechdel test!). Now I just hope we get the toys to go with it because I know my 9 year old daughter will want a Jyn action figure!

  21. What was that says:

    Love the fact UK fans have figured out that a tiny piece is filmed at Canary Wharf station on the Jubilee line,London Underground !
    Imagine arriving at the ‘Tube’ station as a child and realising you are on the Death Star!!
    There is nothing quite like Star Wars Fandom!..Love It!!
    Also love Location Spotting!!
    This always is an improvement on yet more super hero or teen futuristic fare!!

  22. Laura says:

    Yeeeeesssssssssss!!!! This makes me so happy that it is a heroin & not another hero!!!! Shut up & take my money!! 😀

  23. Rivkah says:

    I love that Felicity Jones is playing an anti heroine and Diego Luna is just perfect for playing a rebel.