Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now less than a month away and as we fly toward the release one final trailer has been released that may show us who the real star of the show is, the droid. While much of the footage of Rogue One that we see in this short trailer is familiar, we do get a couple of great spots of humor from the Alan Tudyk voiced droid, K-2SO. Check it out.
Humor has long been the purvue of droids within the Star Wars universe. C-3PO's perpetually terrified demeanor was always meant to be a place for comic relief within the first two trilogies. Even BB-8 was the place to find occasional laughs in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It would appear that the same will be the case for K-2SO, although, in the new film it would appear that the humor is going to be a bit more biting.
In the new trailer, we see K-2SO tell Jyn Erso that he will be there to help her when necessary, though only because Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) has informed the droid that he doesn't have a choice. We also get a great moment where everybody is afraid the droid is going to blow himself up. Everybody except said droid, who obviously has the situation handled.
In addition to humor, the film will, of course, have action. While we mostly expect the movie to stay on the ground with the Rogue One infiltration team, we will apparently get at least a bit of X-wing action as well. Seeing them swoop in and take shots at that Imperial Walker looks great in the clip and we can't wait to see it on the big screen.
Rogue One will be the first standalone Star Wars movie that will deal with characters other than those named Skywalker. While Darth Vader will be making an appearance in the film, every indication is that the role is fairly small and that it will be Ben Mendelsohn's Imperial officer who will be the primary villain of the piece. The fact that we're dealing with an almost entirely new cast of characters and a story that is only barely related to the fist Star Wars movie sets up for an odd addition to the franchise. While the Star Wars name by itself will surely bring large crowds to the theater it still remains to be seen if the movie will be anything nearly as big as Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a year ago.
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