Felicity Jones gives a stirring speech in new Rogue One footage

Star Wars meets Independence Day


Sometimes in life you need a pep-talk. Sometimes you need some encouragement to go for that promotion, ditch that loser boyfriend, lose some weight and otherwise change your life. Or, you know, take on a massive Intergalactic war machine and their girnormous death ray, as can be seen in the latest TV spot for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One.


In the clip Felicity Jones’s rebel Jyn Erso gives a stirring address to her troops, while a choral arrangement of the Star Wars theme plays over previously-released footage of the film. Inspiring stuff, especially if you’re living a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

As speeches to persuade others to fight big spaceships go, it’s no patch on Bill Pullman’s Independence Day address, but hey – we have hope it’ll still do the trick to get Jyn’s fellow soldiers in on the Death Star heist.


Rogue One: a Star Wars Story will be released in UK cinemas on 15th December