Rachel Paige
August 12, 2016 11:49 am
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There’s a brand new Rogue One trailer out, have you watched it?? The first Star Wars spin-off movie will tell the story about HOW the plans for the Death Star were stolen, an event that sets in motion the events of all the other Star Wars movies.

While it’s obviously going to touch on iconic Star Wars moments and characters we know and love, it’s also going to bring some new ones into the mix. The big standout from the brand new Rogue One crew is, without a doubt, Felicity Jones. She plays the super badass Jyn Erso who — from what we’ve gathered from the trailers — a former criminal trying to go straight, and she’s been tasked with the mission to assemble a team and get her hands on the Death Star plans.

That alone is a big deal, but it’s also a big deal for us: Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie to prominently feature a female protagonist. Yes, The Force Awakens had Rey, but she wasn’t front and center all the time. Jyn will be.

The new Rogue One trailer reassures us of this, because there are SO MANY moments that give you chills, and also make you stand up and scream YAAAASSSS.

1. There’s the first time we see Jyn in the trailer, where it slowly fades in and she’s front and center like “I’m here to get stuff done.”

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2. As she’s being told of her mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, her face says, “Yeah, I guess I can do that” but you know in her mind she’s thinking I GOT THIS.

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3. Here we have Jyn hanging out with her Rogue One buddy, Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and they’ve both agreed something is good. The most important thing to note is that Jyn’s sitting on the CAPTAIN’S side of the ship, YEAH? She’s totally gonna pilot that thing.

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4. When meeting droid K-2SO, he explains that he could kill Jyn. But even if he tried, you know she’d somehow fight her way out of it.

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5. It’s unclear what Jyn did in the past, but by movie’s end, she’s really trying to change her ways, and DO SOMETHING.

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6. OMG what is happening. Why is Jyn limping towards this TIE fighter, fully prepared to take it down with only her blaster? Do you have chills right now?

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7. Jyn asks, “Are you with me?” and the response from her crew is “All the way” and I’m not crying happy Star Wars female empowerment tears, YOU ARE.

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Considering these seven amazing moments were packed into a two minute trailer, just think about what’s going to go down in a two hour movie.

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