Lucas Arts has turned on the marketing machine for this movie, finally. Come take a look at all the pretty stills!
Entertainment Weekly has had the scoop on Rogue One this week. Here are some of the photos they’ve released…
Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso – The squad’s guid to the galactic underworld. She’s a fighter that’s been on her own since she was a teenager.
Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor – A battle-hardened, steadfast, and practical Rebel intelligence officer.
Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe – A blind warrior monk that uses the Force to overcome his lack of sight, but he’s not a Jedi.
Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus – Close comrade of Chirrut that prefers a blaster over his friend’s spirituality.
Alan Tudyk as K-2SO – A tough, tell it like it is security droid who is being described as “the antithesis of C-3PO.”
Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook – The squad’s hot headed lead pilot.
Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic – He uses his Deathtroopers to snuff out the Rebel Alliance, and is trying to earn his way into the Emperor’s inner circle. He’s no fan of Vader.
And… whats a Star Wars film without Troopers?
Sadly there are no on set photos of Mads Mickelson – whose character holds the secrets of the doomsday device everyone wants. Looks like they’re reserving those for later.
On to the Darth Vader news…
- James Earl Jones is back as the voice, and the suit will be inhabited by a bunch of physically large actors
- Rogue One takes place 19-20 years after Revenge of the Sith, so he’s still not big in galactic politics and is in a breaker/fixer role
- Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says: “He will be in the movie sparingly, but at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large.”
There are more interviews and photos over on Entertainment Weekly’s website if you want a more in depth look.
So… did they actually offer Episode VII to Ben Affleck? Discuss.