Kelly Marie Tran is described to have the largest new role in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Resistance maintenance worker, Rose Tico. Along with her major role, Tran will be lending her voice to the audiobook for the upcoming tie-in book, Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron.
The book is published by Disney Lucasfilm Press and is written by author Elizabeth Weir with art by Phil Noto. Cobalt Squadron will be centered on the bomber pilots and technicians of the titular squadron that will be featured in the upcoming film.
During an appearance on The Star Wars Show, Andi Gutierrez presents Tran a copy of Cobalt Squadron. Gutierrez describes Rose as the main character of this tie-in book, and Tran announces that she will be recording for the audiobook.
You can see Tran’s interview on The Star Wars Show down below.
The cover artwork for Cobalt Squadron prominently features Rose Tico front-and-center with her sister Paige Tico (Veronica Ngo) on the left in her Resistance-gunner uniform and another unidentified squadron member on the right.
Here is the synopsis for the book:
“New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire) journeys to a galaxy far, far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron!”
Cobalt Squadron will be released on December 15.
Meanwhile, Tran will make her worldwide debut as Rose Tico alongside co-stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega ,Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15.
Source: The Star Wars Show
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