Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gets a New TV Spot

Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Image Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures.

As tickets went on sale for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a new TV spot was dropped.

If you look closely at the 5 second mark, you’ll see a figure facing the Death Star. We already know that Darth Vader is making his return in the anthology film. However, looking from this angle alone signals that this very well could see Grand Moff Tarkin make an appearance, too.

Peter Cushing, who played Tarkin in the original movie, died in 1994. Should this actually be Tarkin, one can only assume his character will be CGI. Could someone be voicing him should the character talk? I don’t know.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso. In addition to Jones, the cast includes Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

As far as the timeline goes, we know that the Death Star is being constructed at the end of Revenge of the Sith and that the plans were stolen some time before the start of A New Hope. The only question that remains is just when in between these two time periods does the movie take place. A recent book, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, by James Luceno takes in the years preceding the movie and sets up a backstory.

We know that Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera is a veteran of the Clone Wars and was previously seen in the animated series and has been mentioned in the recent Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.

Tickets are on sale now and early screenings will begin on December 15, 2016.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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