December is officially upon us, which means the release of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is insanely close. Over the last few months we have been teased, taunted, and otherwise titillated with glimpses at the overall story, but now the marketing campaign has truly kicked into high gear. To get you even more excited for the upcoming standalone Star Wars film (as if that's even possible), a new clip has been released showing off the badass fighting skills of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), as well as some possible friendly fire. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Felicity Jones recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and showed off some of her impressive combat abilities as Jyn Erso. As you can clearly see from the above clip, she knows how to hold her own in a fight. She showcases some seriously badass hand-to-hand skills, as well as some solid marksmanship ability. In fact, she may be a little too good with a blaster. At one point during the clip, she whirls around and fires a shot directly through the chest of a droid resembling Alan Tudyk's K-2SO. She shows no hint of remorse in her expression -- until K-2SO appears and asks whether or not she knew what she was doing.
From that point forward in the film, Jyn Erso should probably watch her back. Based upon everything we have learned about K-2SO, he is apparently not the type of droid that you want to mess with. Despite the fact that there seems to definitely be some concern present in his voice right after Jyn almost shoots him, he reportedly has a personality that draws upon the best attributes of Chewbacca, as well as HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic. To put that description into perspective for people who are not quite as familiar with Star Wars: he's dangerous, and he might even enjoy killing you if he gets the chance.
Right off the bat this clip should instill a ton of confidence in Rogue One's action sequences. By the standard of the average Star Wars movie, this sequence is visceral, violent, and far grittier than anything we have ever seen a Jedi engage in. It's also worth noting that the sequence actually shows the possible consequences of violence and combat. One wrong move and an ally could easily be killed. That's important when crafting a movie that's essentially supposed to be The Dirty Dozen set in the Star Wars universe.
Make sure to stay tuned for more information concerning the upcoming release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film will blast its way into theaters on December 16!
Check out the final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the next page to get a better sense of what's at stake for this rag tag group of rebels!