New Star Wars Trailer Features Felicity Jones As a Rebel Badass

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the next film in the franchise, though it isn’t immediately apparent if it has much to do with the latest, The Force Awakens. Set in some time frame before Episode IV, the trailer shows Felicity Jones as badass rebel Jyn Erso who’s tasked with stealing the plans for the Death Star, which you probably remember from A New Hope!


Jyn Erso is the lead and clearly is (finally) another character in the tradition of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, and hopefully further helps hush nerd-bros (hi, JJ Abrams) who think women don’t care about Star Wars. Hi!

Also in this trailer: Diego Luna, Forrest Whitaker, and a totally nightmarish/compelling score that sounds halfway between 3:15 am at an acid house rave and the most terrifying alarm on the iPhone. Whomever made that score really understands the zeitgeist! Rogue One is out in December, so you have eight more months to gestate a trove of fan forum theories.


And white men have reacted predictably to the trailer: