Slowly but surely the focus on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has shifted from the battle to destroy the Death Star to lead character Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and the mystery surrounding her family. The latest international trailer reveals more of that, from her captured father Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), and her mother Lyra (Valene Kane) who appears to have given her a Kyber crystal necklace.
That could be significant because Kyber crystals are what's used to power lightsabers. Could it be proof Jyn Erso is meant to become a Jedi Knight? That dovetails nicely with the continued presence of Darth Vader in this footage, as he seems to be a major factor even if he isn't in the movie for very long. Here's the official synopsis:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16th.