Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theatres everywhere next month, and with that, the marketing train is in full steam. The film, which is a prequel to A New Hope, tells of Rebel Spies stealing plans to The Empire’s sinister Death Star. The movie has been described as a war movie set within the Star Wars universe, an extremely welcome style for a film of this size. The movie’s release is coming in quickly, and with that, we have a bunch of brand new photos and details regarding Rogue One and its possible sequel.
You can check out some images, as well as some descriptions provided by Star Wars.net below:
Bistan: The efforts of the Rebellion have drawn warriors from across the galaxy, fighting to liberate their homes and free their people from the oppression of the Empire. Though Bistan wants to ensure the freedom of fellow lakaru, truth is, he’d rather fight no matter what, relishing the thrill of action.
Moroff: Moroff seeks out combat zones in the galaxy to sell his brawn and firepower to anyone who might need it. Not interested in the details of the Empire versus rebels conflict, the mighty Gigoran mercenary figures there’s money to be made for a towering heavy gunner of great strength.
Pao: An amphibious Drabata, the fierce commando Pao charges into battle with the Empire while shouting a full-throated battle cry of “Sa´kalla!” as is his custom. He joins the Rogue One team on its historic mission to secure the Death Star plans.
Edrio Two Tubes: Edrio Two Tubes is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Benthic. They share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s native world of Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. With a desire to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera.
TIE Striker: A streamlined variant of the classic TIE fighter design, the TIE striker is designed for atmospheric patrols over important Imperial ground-based installations.
Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle: With its starkly geometric hull shape and bat-like wings, the approach of Delta-class T-3c shuttle is an imposing sight. Once it lands and deploys its passengers – the cruel director Krennic and his squad of elite troopers, all sense of dread proves extremely warranted.
Shoretroopers: Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top secret Imperial military headquarters on Scarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility.
Imperial Ground Crew: Imperial installations, whether space-bound or ground-based, buzz with activity and vehicular traffic. Skilled ground crews sort through this would-be chaos and see to the smooth operation of Imperial craft through regular maintenance.
C2-B5: The Galactic Empire relies on astromech droids to maintain its machinery, but unlike the Rebel Alliance, Imperial technicians do not grant their droids independence and subject them to frequent memory wipes to keep them subservient.
A huge thanks to StarWarsNews.net for this awesome new look at Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor and Black Panther actor Forrest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera. The images were taken from Empire Magazine’s next issue which you can find in stores in January of next year. You can check out the images below:
Interestingly, in Empire’s January issue, there seems to be a question to Kathleen Kennedy regarding the future of Rogue One, and whether we will see a sequel. Well, according to Kennedy at least, there will not be a Rogue Two. So, I guess it is time to end all theories and rumours until we see how much the first film takes in at the box office. You would assume if Disney are sitting on a billion dollar movie, there will be a few more, right?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theatres everywhere on December 16.