On Friday night Disney invited a bunch of lucky bloggers and journalists to Skywalker Ranch (Nobody thought to ask me? Screw all ya'll!) to view 28 minutes of carefully selected footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I have a few friends (Former friends now!) who attended and so far the praise has been universal, with the consensus being that it fits better into the Star Wars we're familiar with than some may think. While I'm hyped, I would also add that these sorts of previews ALWAYS lead to a bunch of cheerleading.
Disney and Lucasfilm continue to dole out more footage from the film, completely shedding any layer of secrecy. The first of two clips shows some of the witty banter between droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), while Andor and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) argue over the blaster she's not supposed to have. It just goes to show that she hasn't truly been accepted into the Rebel Alliance just yet. The second clip shows that alliance trying to plot their strategy against the Death Star, and features the return of Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, who you may recall from the prequel movies.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens December 16th.