The latest Star Wars trailer is upon us.  This time the franchise will release a ‘prequel’ of sorts, covering the time frame between Star Wars Episode 3 (Revenge of the Sith), and Episode 4 (A New Hope).  Unlike previous renditions (minus the Force Awakens), this film has an extremely diverse cast with a female lead role, and “prominent roles for African-American, Latino and Asian actors”.  Although admittedly I was not a fan of the newest Rogue One trailer, I must admit the recent focus on casting diverse characters is helpful in garnering new fans.  Due to major themes involving government rebellion, past Star Wars films had been banned in big markets such as China.  With their recent allowance in China, casting A list Chinese actors Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen in “Rogue One” will continue to help the Star Wars franchise expand its fan base.

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