In a new 23-second clip of Rogue One, Jyn Erso convinces the assembled Rebel Alliance leaders to fight the Empire over the Death Star.
In a new 23-second clip of Rogue One, Jyn Erso urges the assembled Rebel Alliance to fight the Empire and its new weapon, the Death Star.
SPOILER WARNING: The following clip from Rogue One does not spoil the plot of the movie. However, those of you who do not want to see any footage of Rogue One before watching the full movie in theaters should consider carefully before scrolling any further.
The fans who don’t want to wait for the theater can watch the clip below.
The coolness factor is high in this clip. In just 23 seconds, we saw a rebel leader who is also a woman of color; we heard Jyn’s inspiring speech; and glimpsed a cameo by none other than Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Leia’s adoptive father.
First, here is the full text of Jyn’s speech:
"“What chance do we have? The question is, what choice? Run, hide, flee, scatter your forces! You give way to an enemy this evil with this much power, and you condemn the galaxy to an eternity of submission. The time to fight is now!”"
Have I mentioned that I love Jyn? Her speech is perfect. It is simple yet effective, and the passion and desperation in her voice make her words convincing. Her speech also reveals how much guts she has. It must take courage to speak to such a large gathering of politicians and insurgents whose livelihoods are constantly under Imperial threat.
Image Credit: Screenshot (photo library Elaine Tveit)
Speaking of politicians, take a gander at Bail Organa, the senator from Alderaan. The nineteen years between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One treated him well, despite the white in his hair and beard. It’s good to see old friends like Bail and Mon Mothma again; they bridge the Star Wars standalone film to the saga and bring in a nostalgic element.
Who is excited to see Rogue One? I’ve only seen a 23-second scene, and I’m already hooked and more ready than ever to be in line for tickets on December 16th.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premieres in theaters in the U.S. on December 16th. Tickets are available for preorder today.