Saturday, November 26, 2016

Extended 'Trust' Promo Features Lyra, Chirrut and Baze, Shield Gate

The Star Wars YouTube channel has released a slightly longer, official version of Thursday's Disney Holiday Celebration promo for Rogue One. (Many news sources are billing this as a "final trailer," but it's technically just an unusually long promo.) 
Here's a review of all the notable footage in this promo:
  1. First, some familiar footage from a few weeks ago: Lyra telling Jyn to "trust the Force" as she hands her a mysterious necklace. It was previously thought that the gem in this necklace was a Kyber crystal (which would certainly make sense), but it might also just be a regular ol' piece of jewelry, according to this recap of Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel.
  2. A nice, new shot of the X-Wings' assault on Scarif's Shield Gate. As revealed by EW this week, the structure that we've seen the X-Wings attacking is the key component in an energy field that protects Scarif from the Empire's enemies. The Rebels need to bust through in order to pick up Jyn, Cassian, K-2SO, and possibly others (who have secretly infiltrated the planet), and recover the Death Star plans.
  3. The trailer ends with the lighthearted moment between Chirrut and Baze that we saw in the international trailer. This tells us that Rogue One is really trying to show people that it has the same humor that's helped to define Star Wars. The trailers didn't bother with this too much, so this must just be a small, last-minute shift in the marketing.
What do you think of this promo? Do you think Jyn's family necklace has a Kyber crystal? Tell me in the comments or tweet to @SithObserver, and may the Force be with you all.

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