As all of you know by now, the “Rogue One” teaser trailer dropped today and yes, that’s Genevieve O’Reilly–cast as Mon Mothma in ROTS–reprising her hopefully uncut role. I’ll be honest, I was happy to see they went with her when it would’ve been much more tempting to cast somebody that Disney figures would draw more eyeballs or media attention, as is often the case with superhero movies.
Otherwise it felt like a trailer for a video game set during the OT era. It is definitely meant to milk OT nostalgia on the one hand (Stormies! Yavin base! The Death Star! AT-ATs! Whee!) while appealing to teenage/college aged geeks weaned on grimdark comic book flicks and games.