The 7 Most Gripping Quotes From The Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer And The Meaning Behind Them

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The final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer is emotional and thrilling. There were plenty of powerful shots that Disney/Lucasfilm carefully placed in their two-and-a-half minute trailer. The cinematography is gorgeous and the storyline is compelling. Ever since The Force Awakens was announced to be the very next Star Wars film, fans cheered and a new fandom was born. Star Wars is bigger than ever and we will be treated with many films in the near future including a few standalone movies.  

The trailer offers viewers the chance to get in on the middle of the action as many of the scenes involve massive explosions and lots of combat with Rebels taking on the Empire. However it’s not always about the action, as this film focuses on a rag-tag team of heroes going after the plans to the super weapon known as the Death Star.

We hear many phenomenal lines in the trailer at key moments. Lines in trailers stated by main characters are almost never out of place and that’s what makes this trailer meaningful in many ways. Here are the seven lines I chose to take from the trailer and what I felt Disney/Lucasfilm wanted us to get out of them.

1. “Jyn. Whatever I do, I do it to protect you.” -Galen Erso

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What’s the meaning behind it? 

A young Jyn Erso is informed here by her father (Mads Mikkelsen) who lets her know that everything he does is to protect his daughter. These powerful words spoken by her father are emotionally draining because she knows deep down that she may not see him ever again.

These first lines from the trailer are also essential, because it immediately sets up the tone of this movie. Though it’s still very much a Star Wars film, Rogue One appears to be much more serious than any of the previous movies and I believe the first lines spoken from this trailer establish just that. It’s an unfortunate omen for what’s to come for the Erso family.

2. “It appears he’s (Galen Erso) critical to the development of the super weapon.” -Mon Mothma 

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What’s the meaning behind it?

Even before actor Mads Mikkelsen spilled the beans on his character in Rogue One, many fans have speculated that his character could be the one who played a major role in the creation of the Death Star. This trailer confirms exactly that as the words as spoken directly from one of the main leaders of the Rebellion; Mon Mothma.

Mon Mothma couldn’t have been more direct, as his own daughter Jyn finally learns the truth about her father. With Jyn Erso’s response of “We need to find him,” it is now no longer just a heist, but a rescue mission as well.

3. “Alright, how many do we need?” – Baze Malbus 

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What’s the meaning behind it?

Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) has a cockiness to him that I really like and that’s exactly what we get with this line. In the trailer we see Malbus and Chirrut Imwe’s (Donnie Yen) character together, which makes me believe they have a close friendship and have worked on many missions as a duo in the past.

His question to what we presume is Jyn Erso recruiting the two, implies that he is either asking how many men are needed, or how many of his weapons he should bring along with him on this mission. It’s a great line because it brings courage and determination to the character.

4. “The power that we are dealing with here… is immeasurable.”  -Orson Krennic 

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What’s the meaning behind it? 

This quote is important for two big reasons: One, it’s the first lines we hear spoken by Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and two, it’s another character who can stand up to Lord Vader. In all of the original Star Wars films, the Emperor and Grand Moff Tarkin were the only characters who Vader would actually listen to. Well, you can now add Director Krennic to that list as we see Krennic clearly giving some kind of advice to Lord Vader.

The choice in words almost implies that Vader is hesitating on using this superior weapon. This is interesting to see, because Krennic is the one doing all of the talking. In fact, Tarkin was the one who enforced the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope, when he ordered the test firing of the Death Star. We assume that the weapon won’t be utilized in this film, since it was first used in A New Hope. It’ll be interesting to see what Vader’s response will be to Krennic once he makes this statement to him.

5. “We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope.” -Jyn Erso 

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What’s the meaning behind it?

Though these lines sound rather cliché, it fits what the film is trying to convey to audiences; hope. Yes the title of episode IV is A New Hope and this film ends shortly before it, but this quote is everything that encompasses the entire film. Hope is what they need to finish this daring mission. It is something they must hold on to and never stop believing in. If the Rebellion is to fully become what they envision it to be, then they must never let go of that hope and succeed in their mission. Jyn could not have said it any better, and it only takes one person to push everyone else to give it their all.

6. “Make ten men feel like a hundred.” -Captain Cassian Andor

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What’s the meaning behind it?

This is arguably my favorite line in the entire trailer. This line can be implied many different ways. However when I first heard this line, I couldn’t help but think of King Leonidas’s response to Xerxes in Zach Snyder’s film 300. Xerxes made it very clear to King Leonidas basically stating that the Spartans are fighting for a lost cause, especially since there are so few of them. King Leonidas’s response to this couldn’t have been more perfect when he said, “The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.”

“That few stood against many” is the crucial phrase that I took from this quote. Captain Andor’s (Diego Luna) line from the trailer is extremely impactful because it shows the courage of the Rebels knowing they are completely overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of the Empire. However, this doesn’t seem to phase Andor because he believes that they can fulfill this mission by using certain tactics that can make themselves appear much larger in number than they actually are. The Spartans had just a few hundred against thousands of Persians. Even though they fought a good fight, in the end it was about the courage and determination that made them a legacy in the history books. The same goes for the Rogue One team and Andor believes it can be done.

7. “Save the Rebellion! Save the dream!” -Saw Gerrera 

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What’s the meaning behind it? 

A strong statement is made here at the conclusion of the trailer. Saw Gerrera is heard shouting these lines as a bunch of action scenes are shown in the trailer. Gerrera’s statement to “save the Rebellion” and to “save the dream” are extremely influential.

Going back to what I said earlier, this film is all about hope and the sacrifices that are made to bring the Rebellion together and to help take down the Empire once and for all. For the Rebellion to be saved, this mission must be successful and that’s what I believe Gerrera is trying to say here.

Hope Is Not Lost For ‘Rogue One’

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Rogue One looks to continue moving the franchise of Star Wars forward and become the start of many standalone films planned in the near future. The movie will open up new possibilities and new adventures for the Star Wars lore. Rogue One opens in theaters everyone on December 16!

Are you excited for Rogue One? What quotes from this trailer were your personal favorite? Share in the comment section below! 

See Also: 

The Most Powerful Shots From The Final ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Have Deep Ties To Star Wars Canon

5 Ways ‘Rogue One’ Will Affect The Way We Watch ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

Could Jyn Erso Become A Groundbreaking Star Wars Character By Dying In ‘Rogue One’?

This Russian Poster For ‘Rogue One’ Shows The Brutal Warfare Gareth Edwards Has Promised Fans

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