That was no doubt the intent of YouTuber Matthew Longua, who posted his own version of the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer (which cuts together scenes from both the first teaser and the most recent, full-length trailer) with the Beastie Boys tune subbed in for the classic "Star Wars" score. And it turns out that watching Felicity Jones's Jyn Erso run, fight, and fire weapons to the strains of the Beasties is indeed awesome.
What makes the song choice especially fitting is that the essence of "Sabotage" lines up so perfectly with the main plot of "Rogue One": The flick centers around a team of Rebels (led by Jyn) tasked with infiltrating Imperial forces in order to steal plans to the nascent Death Star. (Those plans are then later used successfully by Luke Skywalker and co. in "Episode IV: A New Hope.")
Well-played, internet. Our fingers are crossed that the tune somehow finds its way into the real "Rogue One." Perhaps over the end credits?
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Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance. Read More