When Disney and Lucasfilm Announced they were doing away with the Expanded Universe it was a crippling blow to us Star Wars fans. A few years later they announced that they were going to release movies outside of the tri-trilogy bubble. I was optimistic but ready to be burned. I mean, yes we got a get movie with ‘Force Awaken’ but before that we got three real stinkers with the prequels.
The first movie in this cinematic “expanded universe” is ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Tale’. All the news coming out about this movie made it seem solid and a great launching point. It had it’s feet in a side story we’ve known about but at the same time know nothing about. I was excited to see anything Star Wars, after ‘Force Awakens’ I felt like a kid again and I wanted more. Disney could have given us given us a steaming pile of crap with a Star Wars banner attached after “Awakens”, but It really seemed that Disney was aiming to make a good movie with ‘Rogue One’, not just coast on dork love (like I have for the Universe).
Finally the trailer has been delivered to us…and WOW. This looks fantastic and if I can’t have my Expanded Universe anymore, give me more movies like this please.
Stormtroopers, AT-AT’s, Donnie Yen, and Ghost Dog himself Forrest Whitaker. I’m excited all over again and I honestly feel like a kid again, again. I hope every year from here on out feels like the past two. I can’t say enough and at the same time I’m speechless….WOW can’t wait until December.
Directed by ‘Godzilla’s’ Gareth Edwards, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ boasts the all star cast of Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, and , Forrest Whitaker. ‘Rogue One’ tells a story from the early days of the Rebellion, somewhere between ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ and ‘A New Hope’. Specifically, the film will detail how Rebel spies obtained and smuggled the technical plans of the first Death Star right under the Empire’s noses and into the hands of the Rebellion.
I apologize if this post is a little all-over-the-place, but my head is swimming from this trailer….Sorry…LOL!!