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Whenever we have some potentially life-altering Star Wars news on the horizon, we can usually expect a relatively immediate response from America's leading Star Wars specialist, Stephen Colbert. Colbert did exactly that on Thursday's Late Show, eschewing the usual talk of political Cruziness in favor of really breaking down his levels of excitement for the just-released trailer for the (somewhat clumsily titled) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
"Let's get straight to the big news," Colbert said after unloading a quick summary of that aforementioned Cruziness. "There's a new Star Wars trailer." Colbert, just like you or the person next to you or anyone else on the planet, is pretty stoked on all that Rogue One would appear to be offering those starving for next year's Episode VIII: "It's got everything: Stormtroopers, Imperial walkers, that droid that's just a box with legs."
However, our guy Stephen does have one tiny issue with Rogue One. "My only issue is, shouldn't I have to wait?" Colbert pleaded with his audience. Estimating that he usually expects to wait 10 years for a new Star Wars movie (and "20 years for a good one"), Colbert revealed he is willing to set aside this issue in favor of cinematic pleasure. "Don't get me wrong," the guy (sort of) responsible for securing Harrison Ford's appearance in The Force Awakens said. "I'm going to be there to see it opening weekend, just like I will for Episode VIII, the young Han Solo movie, Episode IX, the Boba Fett movie, and VH1's Behind the Music: Cantina Band."
At time of publication, we sadly had no news whatsoever on the (seemingly inevitable) Star Wars spin-off starring Stephen Colbert. Get it together, Disney.