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Rogue One: A Star Wars story images reveal new ships and a big cameo

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The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may have answered some questions, but it also left fans with a whole heap of new questions. How did the Rebels get their hands on the plans for the first Death Star? Is there a planet filled with a species of Donnie Yen that wanders the galaxy kicking ass?  Do Stormtroopers still bump their heads on low doorways? Lots of questions, that I demand answers to dammit!

Fortunately, some of them have been sort of answered, in a rumour-heavy manner. German website Jedi-Bibliotek managed to get their hands on some early pages for the upcoming tie-in book called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide, which shows off some of the new technology and characters of Rogue One.

Oh and also, spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.

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iO9 noted that these images were not final, so things may change. But it looks rather solid to me so far. So lets delve into it. First up, we’ve got a list of some of the characters in Rogue One that includes:

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  • Diego Luna plays Rebel Alliance officer Captain Cassian Andor
  • Jiang Wen is “freelance assassin” Baze
  • Riz Ahmed straps up as Rebel soldier Bodhi
  • Donnie Yen appears as Chirrut, a “spiritual warrior”
  • Pao and Bistan play the roles of two “fierce warrior” alien characters, no actors have been attached to these roles yet
  • Ben Mendelssohn’s Imperial commander with the super-swaggy white cloak has been identified as Director Krennic
  • In the image above, you can also spot the repurposed battle droid that actor Alan Tudyk did motion capture for, that is named K-250
  • Those stormtroopers in the black armour? They’re actually called Deathtroopers. METAL

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Mads Mikkelsen’s Rogue One character was teased weeks ago, with the book also pointing to him being Jyn Erso’s father. The big, big reveal however? Darth Vader will be present in the film according to the book, although you might have also caught that when Vader’s personal Star Destroyer Devastator from Star Wars: A New Hope. There’ll also be two new spaceships to break the bank over once Disney starts pumping out toy versions of them. The Rebels have access to the U-Wing fighter:

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While the Imperials have the TIE Striker fresh out of the Sienar Fleet Systems shipyards:

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Sounds rad. Now tell me more about DIrector Krennic’s super-fly Imperial threads in Rogue One, yo.

Last Updated: May 18, 2016

43 Comments

  1. Awesome

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    • Ottokie

      May 18, 2016 at 10:04

      Need to finish up SW rebels so I re watch Clone Wars again xD

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      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 18, 2016 at 10:07

        How far are you with that?

        Also, I totally missed Clone Wars Season 6 (currently enjoying that)

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        • Ottokie

          May 18, 2016 at 10:08

          Ep 10 on season 2

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          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 18, 2016 at 10:09

            Cool, yeah, I was against SWR in the beginning, but fell in love with it. Glad I stuck with it

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:10

            It seemed a bit childish at the start but I think they noticed and upped their game on story.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:12

            Yeah it was, especially with that stupid space-kettie.

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:14

            LoL, took me while to figure out you are not talking about this awesome critter
            https://33.media.tumblr.com/e2aae6e255f298b092348fca24a19826/tumblr_nf6cf3KfYt1s2fn7xo2_500.gif

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:28

            Why does it look like it has a detachable face? O_o

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:29

            We don’t ask those sort of questions. We just accept it 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:31

            I was just looking at the build requirements & farming locations for Vauban P. It makes me sad.

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:31

            20 Nitain…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:35

            I’ve got enough of that, but it’s still a lot. Back to cryotic farming as well, because the Sibear & formorian disruptors took all mine. I’m not sure how much Oxium I have, but I probably don’t have 7k… and I remember farming it for the grattler was a pain in the ass. And then C rotations on T4D & T3S. Sigh. At least there’re other things I need on those missions. But this might take a while.

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:36

            Yup, I went from only having 1 frame left to farm, to two in 1 day.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:37

            It looks like us getting a Lex P bp on the survival mission was a bug. 😀

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:38

            Bug or not, it was FATE!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:47

            Last night was a good night. Was fun giving Mesa a whirl again.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 18, 2016 at 10:39

            Is this Warframe talk again?
            I will still join you guys, just haven’t been on Steam much lately. No time.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:40

            heh yes, and good!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 18, 2016 at 10:41

            I want to! I really do!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 18, 2016 at 10:34

            Yours isn’t detachable?

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 18, 2016 at 10:34

            I hated that so much, stopped watching. From all these comments now I think I should maybe give it another chance.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2016 at 10:36

            It got better surprisingly quickly, it’s only the first few episodes that aren’t good.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 18, 2016 at 10:36

            Clearly they got a wakeup call. Let’s hope the same goes for the movies.

          • Ottokie

            May 18, 2016 at 10:36

            ^this

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 18, 2016 at 13:01

            Season 2 was definitely a big improvement.
            I struggled with the Clone wars though, used to love it, but i really struggled with later seasons, Im yet to even start season 6

      • Captain JJ bound

        May 18, 2016 at 10:33

        Clone Wars!!

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  2. Captain JJ bound

    May 18, 2016 at 10:33

    From what I’ve seen, Rogue One is going to be better than Episode VII

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    • Ottokie

      May 18, 2016 at 10:34

      Should be, now that all the nostalgia dramatic reveals are over

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      • Captain JJ bound

        May 18, 2016 at 10:35

        Yea. Now that they’ve already reused everything from Ep 4-6 in VII they can only do new stuff going forward.

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        • Matthew Holliday

          May 18, 2016 at 13:04

          VII definitely felt like a david eddings novel, child of the light, child of the dark, repetition etc.
          lots of setup and the wow factor of a new decent star wars definitely outshone the story.

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          • Captain JJ bound

            May 19, 2016 at 08:26

            Yea, but I honestly still believe they rode that nostalgia train too hard. There were lots about ep 1-3 that was way more creative and interesting than episode VII. Episode VII just played on what we knew without bringing anything new to the table.

  3. HairyEwok

    May 18, 2016 at 10:46

    Is that a midget wookiee in the the rebel group, or is it just an ewok with some above average height O.o

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  4. Raptor Rants

    May 18, 2016 at 11:24

    Do Stormtroopers still bump their heads – Classic!

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  5. Mark Treloar

    May 18, 2016 at 11:25

    Many Bothan’s better die for those plans or its not authentic

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  6. Ghost In The Rift

    May 18, 2016 at 11:30

    So how’s the aim of Deathtroopers?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 18, 2016 at 13:26

      …deadly? *run*

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  7. miaau

    May 18, 2016 at 11:55

    The rebel starfighter looks like an A-Wing with some stuff bolted on the size and different engines.

    A-wing was cool, cause it was fast AND the laser cannot could swivel, great for strafing as you dash past.

    I do not like the new TIE. Maybe just different, so I do not like it. Who knows?

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 18, 2016 at 13:12

      well it is pre-4, 5, 6, so there probably is merit in seeing the A-wing in it
      i also see some influences from the rear cockpit, front heavy fighters from the phantom mennace.
      so it looks like theyr showing us the transition between the 1,2,3 and 4,5,6 fighters

      looking at the tie fighter enforces this, you can see the influences from the fighters obi-wan and anakin used in the 3rd movie.

      Or maybe im seeing stuff that isnt actually there.

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  8. Matthew Holliday

    May 18, 2016 at 12:58

    Excited to see Donnie Yen wrecking face.
    The IP man doesnt even need to be force sensitive.

    Forest Whitakers monologue was also too damn epic

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  9. Darren Peach

    May 18, 2016 at 13:39

    Deathtroopers, Disney ? Does not compute.

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