With Comic-Con International and Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 coming next month, you'd think that Disney and Lucasfilm would hold back on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story details for those events, but it looks like they're going ahead to give us a good amount of previews for the Star Wars spin-off film. Just earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly released a new front cover, character profiles, Darth Vader's appearance, and more details about Forest Whitaker's Rogue One character. We probably won't see a new trailer until next month's big Star Wars but EW has just released 15 new official images plus more character details.
Check out the images below:
"[Baze and Chirrut are] inspired, again, by what inspired George in [Akira Kurosawa's] The Hidden Fortress," [Kathleen] Kennedy says. "You could even say to some extent it's, you know, R2 and C-3PO, a little bit of that."
"[Krennic] understands the system and he knows how things work, but he also is not above trying to bend it to get what he needs or what he thinks he wants," saysKiri Hart, Lucasfilm's head of story development. Krennic is intended to be a contrast to Imperial officers we've seen before, like Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin. "Tarkin is the model for these really cool, icy types, you know?" Hart says. "Krennic runs a little hotter than that, so that's kind of fun and it's a little bit different. … He is unpredictable and volatile."
One of the new planets in the new film is described as having an ecosystem of a seaside holiday destination and a close proximity to the Death Star. We've caught a glimpse of this unnamed setting where AT-ACTs were stomping across the beach near the end of the first Rogue One trailer.
"There's this sort of South Pacific, tropical paradise planet that subconsciously leads into some of the imagery associated with World War II," director Gareth Edwards says. "We went to lots of different places around the world, and one of them was the Maldives. When you're shooting Stormtroopers in paradise, you have the best job in the world, you know? You can't really deny it at that point."
The filmmakers confirmed that this Stormtrooper is holding a Stormtrooper, but didn't explain its context. Is it some kind of voodoo tech that he uses to control a Stormtrooper?
Check out Alan Tudyk's droid character named K-2SO (Kaytoo Esso), who Edwards describes as having a "very dry delivery. He doesn't realize what he's saying is very funny."
Here's a look at Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.