Two new fan-made Star Wars trailers are sweeping the internet: Rogue One footage set to “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys, and a fantastic trailer for an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film…
YouTuber Matthew Longua has re-cut all the different footage from various Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailers, and fashioned an all new Rogue One trailer, set to “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys.
Longua used scenes from the first Rogue One trailer, the Rogue One: Star Wars Celebration Reel, and of course the second Rogue One trailer that aired on NBC during the Olympics. Check it out:
I personally love how the trailer is so perfectly cut, to fit the ebb and flow of “Sabotage.” Having Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) say her full “this is a rebellion isn’t it? I rebel” lines, during the song’s intro, was a masterstroke on Longua’s part.
Next we have a fan-made trailer for and Obi-Wan standalone film, from Vimeo user Rich Williamson, titled: Kenobi: A Star Wars Story Teaser.
As Yahoo points out, Williamson pieced together scenes from Ewan McGregor’s latest film: Last Days in the Desert. The trailer is set to “The Jedi Steps and Finale,” which is the final score from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
"“The story of Jesus in the desert, which debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, had an art-house run in May, and is now available digitally.”"
There are of course, flashback scenes to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a Force Ghost appearance by Obi-Wan’s former master, Qui-Gon Jinn, and a scene or two from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, with Luke and Uncle Owen on Tatooine.
Both of these trailers are absolutely fantastic. And, even though J.J. Abrams isn’t attached to Rogue One, you can’t help but to think that his penchant for using Beastie Boys tracks in his films, might have swayed the creator of that particular trailer.
As far as the Obi-Wan teaser goes: It was masterfully done, and had an artsy feel to it…which is completely fine. Fans have wanted an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film — all about his time between Episode III and Episode IV — ever since Disney/Lucasfilm announced there would be standalone Star Wars films made.
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