At this point, the Walt Disney Company owns pretty much every property that matters within pop culture. However, it's moments like this when that doesn't really feel like a bad thing. Somebody has combined two of those great brands, Lucasfilm and Pixar, in order to create the greatest mashup that we wish were real. Set your eyes on Rogue One: A Pixar Story.
In the Pixar universe the part of Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso in played by Merida, the Scottish princess from Brave. It's a pretty good choice. As Jyn Erso says in another she trailer, she rebels, and so does the princess who's being forced to marry. The rest of the Rogue One team, however, comes from every other corner of the Pixar universe, Mike Wizowski, Buzz Lightyear, and Art from Monsters University all appear. Of course, the best choice may be Wall-E as K-2SO. It may have been obvious to go with the major Pixar robot for the role, but picturing the sweet and loving Wall-E as the cold K-2SO is slightly terrifying, though mostly hilarious.
The threat facing the Pixar universe here is not a Death Star, but in fact, the spacecraft of the evil Dr. Porkchop, which certainly looks like it could do some serious damage. The key to putting a good trailer together, and it works here, is that even if you haven't seen the newest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, you'd still have a pretty good idea what you are looking at. While the dialogue, of course, doesn't match up, it's clear who each character is and the action does match up pretty well, so you know what the threat is that everybody is trying to overcome.
The music is what makes the trailer by Darth Blender truly work. Especially near the end as blasters are firing and the danger seems great. It doesn't matter that we're just looking at random clips from Pixar movies. It truly begins to feel like we're watching the Pixar universe come together to take on a dangerous threat. We'd certainly watch this movie if it were real.
With only a few months to go before the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story we're really looking forward to seeing what this new entry in the franchise will bring. Our heroes are not Jedi knights, they're much more ordinary, for what passes for ordinary within Star Wars, of course. Whether fans will embrace them the way they have the rest of the universe remains to be seen.
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