New ‘Rogue One’ TV Spot: Krennic Has ‘Immeasurable Powah’ and K-2SO is More Helpful Than He Thinks
Disney aired The Wonderful World of Disney Holiday Celebration last night, and along with it came a special sneak peek at the new Star Wars movie Rogue One. Introduced by an extremely pleased Disney CEO Bob Iger, the TV spot has a lot of footage we’ve already seen in trailers before, but also a few bits we haven’t. And for those of you itching to get tickets, according to the Star Wars official Twitter account they’ll be available on Monday.
Ben Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic is featured prominently in the clips shown above, waxing poetic about the “immeasurable powah” he and Darth Vader will have at the controls of the Death Star. There’s also a great shot of him muttering to himself, “I will not fail,” halfway through. Rogue One will be worth seeing just to witness this guy’s descent into madness brought on by the stress of building a planet-erasing superweapon for a dictatorship headed by multiple megalomaniacs. We also have a few more looks at the new droid K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk), who reluctantly joins Jyn Erso’s band of misfits and seems to not understand what a grenade does. He looks like he’ll become a kind of robotic Mr. Bean, escaping dangerous situations and defying death just by sheer dumb luck.
The new AT-ACTs also make an appearance here, as well as the U-wing, which begs the question: what happened to all this technology? Did Vader decommission the AT-ACTs in a fit of rage after they failed to protect the Death Star plans? They seem to be pretty sturdy, capable of withstanding fire from what looks like a bazooka, but maybe the Empire thought walkers whose biggest weakness was tripping would be a better defense strategy. And why don’t they make droids anymore that look like the giant robots from Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky?
Hopefully all this and more will be explained when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16.