Less than a week after the trailer premiered during NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, the international trailer drops. Most of the footage is the same, but there are a few little tidbits of information snuck in there. Check it out after the jump:
The biggest difference that makes an impact is the message about the new weapon the Empire is building (the Death Star) comes courtesy of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) the father of Jyn which explains one of the reasons why the rebellion looks to recruit her.
Also, a fascinating thing I noticed about this Rogue One trailer is the tone is less ominous. In the preview shown on NBC, the music was a new take on the Imperial theme and there was a larger focus on explosions and fighting. It made me feel as if these are doomed characters. The international trailer music is not nearly as foreboding and less shots of the bigger battle most likely taking place towards the end. We also get Jyn telling everyone “May the Force be with us,” something not shown in the US trailer. It makes the film seem more hopeful.
What do you think about the varying tones? Are you excited to see a bit more footage? Talk to me in the comments section below.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16th.