The first official trailer for the latest Star Wars billion dollar-maker was released yesterday. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out on December 16, 2016, which gives me just enough time to try to figure out what the hell this latest Star Wars spin-off is about. I was confused when the teaser trailer was released back in April, and I’m still confused. Felicity Jones is in it, and she plays a space criminal-turned-something. There’s also lots of Diego Luna, who plays…a hot person? If only the trailer came with a picture-in-picture featuring C3PO explaining it all in the bottom corner. Although honestly, I feel like even he would be like “Oh dear, let me read the Wikipedia article first.”
Well, there’s one character I was able to correctly recognize in this trailer, and it’s Darth Vader. Like, real Darth Vader (sorry Hayden). This marks the first time in a long time that Original Recipe Darth Vader has made an appearance. And he’s voiced once again by James Earl Jones, who hasn’t technically voiced Darth since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. (A tiny scrap of his voice might have made an appearance in Revenge of the Sith). If you’re only here for Luke and Leia’s dad, he pops up at the very end of the trailer.
Yep, that’s literally it. A shadowy-figure standing in front of what appears to be a urinal at a high-end sex club.
I know I shouldn’t expect much from a trailer, but that’s a pretty budget Darth Vader cameo. It’s like they hadn’t even shot the scenes with Darth Vader yet and started freaking out after they got a note from Disney being like “Hey, can you put Darth in the next trailer?“