Thanks to last month’s movie trailer, we got the name of our official lead character, Jyn Erso…but that’s about it. The rest has been up for speculation. Thanks to an early reveal in the form of preview pages from Edelweiss, of the official Rogue One Visual Story Guide, we now know the names of other characters, along with some tantalizing new images.
Again, I don’t particularly view these as spoilers, because this is all information you’d be likely to see on toy packaging later this year, and it has nothing to do with the plot. That said, however, if you’re waiting on more official reveals, then turn back now. Let’s start off with the character names, as that’s what most people are excited about:
* Jyn Erso is Felicity Jone’s character (which we already knew)
* Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna)
* K-250 is the Enforcer Droid we see glimpses of in the trailer (Alan Tudyk)
* Baze (Jiang Wen)
* Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed)
* Chirrut is the badass character we saw in action during the trailer (Donnie Yen)
* Director Krennic is the new baddie we saw, who’s in charge of keeping the Death Star plans safe (Ben Mendelsohn)
* The black Stormtroopers we saw are officially called Death Troopers
* Darth Vader will be back, as previously rumored/reported
That’s quite a lot of information and it’s most exciting to me to be able to call these people by their actual names, rather than “that cool looking person” and what not. What’s interesting, is this book gives us our first look at a pair of alien characters who are part of this crew, undertaking the mission. It’s the first we’ve heard of them, and I’m curious to see how they play out.
On top of all that, we get a look at a couple new Star Wars ship designs, the TIE Striker and U-wing (though Y-wings and X-wings will still be around as well). While these two new ships don’t make appearances in the original trilogy, they do seem to line up with those designs and it’s easy to see them fit in with that era of vehicle.
Rogue One A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016, but the Visual Story Guide (from which this info comes) isn’t out until January…but you can Pre-Order it now. What do you guys think of all this?