Star Wars fans everywhere are rejoicing since the final Rogue One trailer
debuted this morning (and was awesome). The two-minute trailer was definitely strong in the Force, but it was also packed with lots and lots of Easter eggs. Here are twelve allusions and references you might have missed while you were re-watching that Vader clip
over and over:
"But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!"
Early in the trailer, Galen Erso is standing looking out into a great expanse, similar to what Luke did back on Tattooine during A New Hope. You can also spot a vaporator that Luke had on his moisture farm, clearly a nod to the older film. The only downside to this scene is that Galen is looking off at an Imperial shuttle, much like the one that Darth Vader used for transport!
"I'm here to rescue you!"
In one shot of the new trailer, it looks like Jyn is imprisoned by the Empire. She's not alone though, because if you freeze the frame you can see an alien creature lying on the prison bed across from her. We're not sure why Jyn or her cellmate are there, but it might be the result of her past criminal activity teased in previous trailers.
"These aren't the droids you're looking for!"
The TIE Fighters are hard to miss, as their sound is iconic, but during that scene, there's also a protocol droid that you may remember from A New Hope: 3B6-RA-7, or simply "Threebee." This type of droid was seen on the Jawa's Sandcrawler in Episode IV. Could it be the same droid?
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."
Just after Jyn is freed, we get a quick view of a desert wasteland, but there's more to the rubble than meets the eye. The stone is part of a large statue of what appears to be a Jedi wielding a lightsaber. We know that the Rebels engage with Imperial forces in a battle on Jedha, which was once a planet on which people sought spiritual guidance. This image is most likely of Jedha, and is showing us some Star Wars
history in the process. For those of you who are Disney fans, you'll be happy to note there's a hidden Mickey in this Jedha scene!
"Rebel Leader, this is Base One."
As the Rebels get ready to head out on a mission, this scene looks all too familiar. Could it be the Yavin base? The temple in the distance of this shot looks too spot-on to be anything else.
"That's No Moon!"
The Death Star is by far one of the most intimidating images within the Star Wars universe (next to Darth Vader, that is). It's just so impressive to see it back on the big screen, especially when it appears larger than ever. Most impressive!
"Don't underestimate the powers of the Force."
You might be wondering what was in the center of the image above, or may have missed it completely. If you look closely you can see Darth Vader's reflection here. He may not be a main character in Rogue One, but he's always there looming in the background.
"Many Bothans Died…"
Wait, wrong film. This Rebel war room is very similar to the one featured in Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens. Mon Mothma must be responsible for the trend!
"I find your lack of faith disturbing!"
We haven't seen Darth Vader on screen for a long, long time. We're just glad he's back and as threatening as ever. This is a great homage to Vader emerging from smoke while on Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back.
"Do or do not! There is no try."
Chirrut Imwe is a very spiritual warrior who wields an awesome bowcaster. Perhaps this weapon is a nod to Chewbacca's bowcaster? Another note of interest is that Chirrut is blind. For those who are watching the current season of Star Wars Rebels, Kanan is also blind, but uses the Force to see. Is there a connection?
During the trailer we get a quick shot of Jyn, K2SO, and Cassian Andor dressed as Imperial officers. It's not the first, or probably the last time we'll see Rebels disguised as Imperials.
"Don't Fail Me Again, Admiral!"
It's hard to tell, but it looks like Galen Erso is on the ground, covered in sweat. It's likely that Vader Force choked him to convince Galen to work on the Death Star. If you look at the person standing over Galen they aren't wearing a black helmet. Is it possible that Vader unmasks himself to intimidate Galen?