Japanese Trailer for STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Reveals a New Plot Detail

A Japanese trailer has been released for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it features a bit of new footage from the film. It also offers us a new plot point in the film that we didn’t previously know regarding the Empire’s “weapon test.” 

When it comes to the new footage you’ll see some extra clips of the Deathtroopers, as well as a couple new shots of Diego Luna's Captain Cassian Andor. As for the new piece of plot info, I will talk a little bit about it below the trailer. Some people might consider it a minor spoiler, so I’m just playing it safe. 

Just in case you didn’t catch it in the trailer. We see Mon Mothma telling Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) that they've "intercepted an encoded Imperial transmission" about an upcoming “weapons test,” which is obviously the Death Star. After that Captain Cassian Andor revealed the  information: "The message was sent by your father." 

Mads Mikkelsen is playing Jyn’s father Galen Erso in the film. Here is some previously rumored information on the character, some of which is most likely true. 

Mads Mikkelsen (Galen appears to be his name in the film) is kind of the key to the film in a way. He is a scientist that took over the Geonosian Death Star project. He solved several of the flaws the Empire could not and is sort of a revered person in the Empire for his contributions. However, Mikkelsen’s character is a Robert Oppenheimer-type character. Oppenheimer helped design the atomic bomb only to say, “Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” The guilt “Galen” feels for his contributions to the Empire become too much and he defects, attempting to make things right. In order to do this, he enlists the help of his only daughter….

Rogue One is set to be released on December 16th, 2016.

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