Rogue One has been re-edited to look exactly like the first Star Wars trailer

They’re from the same era after all

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In the months leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens it seemed like we had dozens of attempts to “re-make” the film’s various trailers, from Jar Jar Binks-heavy parodies to earnest attempts at re-forming the original trilogy.

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So it should be no surprise to learn that we already have our first remake of the new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One’s first trailer, created by IGN in the portentous style of the very first Star Wars film’s teaser (which Rogue One is set before). 

Here’s the original 1977 trailer below, in case you doubted this video’s veracity.

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In summary, Star Wars films might come and go –but fans mercilessly picking them apart for their own entertainment will be forever.