Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Television Spot “Hope”


Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso says the rebels have “hope” in a new television spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

“Rebellions are built on hope!”

So says Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso in a new international television spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The promo, appropriately titled “Hope,” shows audiences the fight against the Empire won’t be easy. But it also shows the rebels are never going to give up.

With regard to new dialogue and footage, there is not much in this television spot that we haven’t already seen. The new full international trailer which debuted online yesterday showed us more in the way of plot details. The focus of “Hope,” on the other hand, is on the mood and the visual excellence of the film.

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The spot does, however, more effectively convey a side of Jyn Erso which wasn’t present in the first trailers for Rogue One. In “Hope,” Jyn seems more in control of the mission to steal the Death Star plans. She seems to already know what the Death Star is and what the rebels need to do to stop it. And it is she who makes the inspiring speech about rebellions being built on hope. Based on the first trailers, I assumed Jyn was going to be an angsty revolutionary, with her cynical attitude overriding all other sentiments. I’m happy to see more depth to her character.

One shot which stood out to me in “Hope” was the hundreds of TIE fighters marshaling in space. Check it out.

Image Credit: Screenshot (photo library Elaine Tveit)

This shot is a reminder of the flip side of Rogue One‘s story, which is a showcase of the sheer power and scale of the Empire during the Dark Times. This film is going to be eye candy.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premieres in U.S. theaters on December 16th.