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The time has come: The Rogue One trailer has arrived! Not a teaser, not a sizzle reel, not a behind-the-scenes promo, but an honest-to-God, fully-loaded trailer, Sith Lord and all. There’s a lot to take in, so let the crew of State of the Empire navigate you through the proverbial asteroid belt of what’s going on and what nuances we can glean from this sexy and revealing advertisement.
Cynics, don’t fret; Cap, Doug, and Matt aren’t all rose-colored lenses over this well-dressed Star Wars trailer. We’ve still got our heads level and our minds open. Not only do we talk Rogue One, but we also chew over the latest rumors surrounding Lord and Miller’s young Han Solo film (trilogy?) and we report our findings on Episode IX director Colin Tervorrow. With only the dubious Jurassic World and indie darling Safety Not Guaranteed under his belt, does he have the chops to put a bow on the new trilogy?
Also: New tales from Willow, new editions of The Force Awakens, and more await!
— State of the Empire on Facebook | Star Wars Spoilers on Facebook
— Discuss Star Wars on the Forums
— The Rogue One trailer
— Lord and Miller’s previous films: 21 Jump Street | 22 Jump Street | Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs | The LEGO Movie
— Colin Trevorrow’s previous films: Safety Not Guaranteed | Jurassic World
— Happy Accidents
— Jennifer Muro on twitter
— Our video of the Hasbro AT-ACTs in action
— Post your Star Wars Battle Pod scores!
— Blackstar Warrior
— The cancelled Star Wars Battlefront III footage
Star Wars Media:
— Shop Star Wars on Amazon
— Pre-order The Force Awakens 4-Disc Set
— Rogue One Catalyst by James Luceno
— Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
— The Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig Aftermath | Life Debt | Empire’s End
— Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
— Smuggler’s Run a young adult Han Solo novel by Greg Rucka
— Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 1
— Star Wars Rebels Complete Season 2
— Han Solo by Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks
— Poe Dameron by Charles Soule and Phil Noto