The final story trailer has been released for Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it is easily the best one yet. The trailer not only gives us a better idea of the film’s plot, but also finally offers us a glimpse of Mad Mikkelsen’s character Galen Erso, who has been shrouded in mystery up until this point. While it’s great that the new trailer has opened up the door on this film a little bit more to give us a better idea of what it’s all about, these new details have also given us a number of new questions to ponder over the next two months while we anxiously await Rogue One’s December 16 release date.
10. Where Does Darth Vader Fit In All Of This?
Although he’s the Rogue One character we’re most familiar with as an audience, Darth Vader remains one of the film’s biggest question marks. We know that he has an important part to play, but it’s not yet clear how he fits into the whole narrative. As already discussed, the main conflict in Rogue One is centered around Jyn Erso, her father, and Imperial Director Krennic.
We see in the trailer that Vader and Krennic have some sort of interaction, and it looks like it may be a bit of an antagonistic relationship, as Krennic lectures Vader on the power of the Death Star, implying that the Sith Lord doesn’t quite understand the weapon’s significance. Beyond that, it hasn’t yet been made clear why Vader is in the movie or what his ultimate role will be. Of course, it’s a treat to be getting a new Star Wars movie that involves Vader, but hopefully the film has a bigger role for him that adds something of value, rather than just including him because he’s a familiar face among a cast of relative unknowns.