While fans have to wait until Christmas time next year to see Star Wars: Episode VIII, they will be able to get their fix of the franchise this year with Rogue One. The first movie of it’s kind in the Star Wars canon, Rogue One will be a standalone film with a story line separate from the one started in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Directed by Gareth Edwards, who previously worked on Monsters and Godzilla, details about the movie remain scarce. That is, until now.
Much remains to be established about the film, but information about characters and the plot have surfaced online:
The site confirms that we will indeed be seeing a Stormtrooper clad all in black, and that they’ll be referred to Death Troopers. They also speculate that the role Alan Tudyk is playing is a droid who works with the Rebels. He’s part of the group we saw in that team shot a while back and is actually an Empire droid who has been reprogrammed to serve this group. Stating that he’s a scene stealer, they go on to describe him as having, “long arms and legs and is very different than a typical protocol droid like C-3PO.” We’ll also see new TIE Fighter designs and an AT-AT.
On top of all this, Darth Vader is confirmed to not only be in the film, but to play a more significant role than previously believed. This alone should be enough to trigger untold amounts of excitement and speculation until Rogue One comes out.
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