If you're the type who's adverse to any kind of spoilers whatsoever, then you might want to unplug your TV and Internet for the next few weeks. As it gets closer to the release date of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, more clips from the movie have been rolling out, and today we have a clip where Jyn Erso delivers a rousing speech to her fellow Rebels, with none other than Bail Organa in attendance. Check it out below.
This new clip from the hotly anticipated Rogue One finds the Rebel Alliance at their most desperate. With the completion of the Death Star imminent, the Empire will now have the absolute power needed to enforce its will across the entire galaxy. That's pretty soul crushing, and the Rebels feel like they're on the losing side of this war. Enter Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a former criminal turned Rebel, to remind the Alliance that they have no choice but to fight when faced with such overwhelming odds. We don't know at what point in time this clip takes place, but we're thinking it's a bit later on in the movie if the Rebels know about the Death Star's capabilities.
The clip also offers a good look at Bail Organa, former Senator or Alderaan and a founding member of the Rebel Alliance. You might know him better as the adoptive father of a one Princess Leia Organa, who would go on to play a major role in defeating the Galactic Empire and in Star Wars mythology as a whole. Jimmy Smits is reprising the role, having first played the character in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and then again in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. He was an ally of the Jedi, and played an instrumental role by adopting one of the secret children of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala.
Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, who brings his immense skills at filming scale to bring a new corner of the Star Wars universe to life. The film depicts the story of the Rebel Alliance's operation to steal the plans of the Death Star -- plans that would eventually wind up in a droid called R2-D2. The cast consists almost entirely of new characters entering the Star Wars pantheon, as well as returning supporting characters like Bail Organa and Mon Motha, leader of the Rebel Alliance. Of course, Darth Vader is also in this movie, but he can hardly be called a minor character.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters in just a few short weeks on December 16. Until then make sure to stick with CinemaBlend for all your Rogue One updates.
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