Felicity Jones, as the rogue-turned-Rebel leader Jyn Erso, kills it when she says, “This is a rebellion isn’t it?
I rebel.” But Mendelsohn, who is playing some sort Imperial officer, looks positively intimidating in his all-white getup.
The Star Wars spin-off is a prequel, taking place right before A New Hope to tell the story of the Rebel fighters who stole the plans to make the Death Star.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film, which will apparently be light on Jedis, looks to be grittier and more combat-heavy than the previous ones, giving the Rebels their due.
Watch the trailer yourself here: On Friday morning, Axios’s Mike Allen argued that President Trump was stuck in the mud.
The conflicts that define his presidency in February of 2018—fights over issues like trade, fights between staff members, the unending fight with the media—were all present exactly a year ago, in the early days of his presidency.
“Judging by the 77-minute speech that Trump gave at CPAC on Friday, it’s no different than February of 2016 either.
Supporters chanted, “Lock her up.” Trump read from “The Snake,” and promised to build a wall. He railed against the “crooked candidate” he ran against in 2016 and the “crooked media” that has been his primary foil.
When he finally ended his speech, his 2016 campaign anthem, the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” blared from the speakers. In response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump demanded that the government arm teachers and turn schools into fortresses to curb gun violence.
“When we declare our schools to be gun-free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger,” Trump said.
If school staff members in Parkland were armed, he said, “a teacher would’ve shot the hell out of [the shooter] before he even knew what happened.” But for the most part, Trump was comfortably in campaign mode—ranting about Democrats, ranting about the Second Amendment, ranting about Hillary Clinton, ranting about the media.
The main difference was that Trump is now touting the message he will use as he heads into 2020: that he has kept his promises.