Lucasfilm are clearly taking a very different approach in marketing the second of their new Star Wars films. While Force Awakens was clouded in secrecy, they’ve just dropped a ton of information for Rogue One. These include bios for new planets, soldiers and characters. Check them out below.
First of the bios is the Jedi’s spiritual home Jedha. It’s not a planet, it’s a moon that’s stuck in a winter that would even leave Ned Stark feeling chilly:
A small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force. At one time a world important to the Jedi Order, Jedha serves as a holy site for pilgrims from across the galaxy who seek spiritual guidance. Now, the Empire occupies Jedha, and a prolonged battle between Imperial forces and scattered Rebels carries on in the timeworn streets.
Scarif is the beach planet shown above, it’s another place which is under the control of the Empire:
The planet Scarif would be a beautiful tropical paradise if not for the presence of a major Imperial military installation. Scarif is the principal construction facility for the vast Imperial war machine. The world is enveloped in impenetrable deflector shields and is heavily defended.
There’s also new information on the two new types of Stormtroopers in the film:
Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top secret Imperial military headquarters on Scarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility.
The elite soldiers of Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are encased in specialized stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam. These soldiers serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic, a highly placed officer within the Advanced Weapons Research division of the Empire.
Director Krennic is the main villain of the film and he appears to have a lot on the line here. By the sounds of this he’s pretty close to the Emperor:
As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.
Arguably the highlight of the bios is this background on Saw Gerrera, the Clone Wars character being played by Forest Whitaker:
A battered veteran of the Clone Wars as well as the ongoing rebellion against the Empire, Saw Gerrera leads a band of Rebel extremists. Saw has lost much in his decades of combat, but occasional flashes of the charismatic and caring man he once was shine through his calloused exterior. Gerrera is bunkered on the ancient world of Jedha, coordinating a prolonged insurgency against the Imperial occupation. Saw’s ailing health has not withered his resolve to fight.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on December 16, while there’s a brand new trailer for the film coming on Thursday.
Source: Star Wars News Net