Before the hotly anticipated December 16 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the fans of the series have been given a small taste of what will come courtesy of 15 photos. The stills provide a glimpse of new characters, different backgrounds and planets. As they depict an Empire hellbent on gaining power by any means possible. To top it off, Disney also released a new TV spot (above).
Showing key characters like Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Disney are still holding some aces up their sleeves leading into it's debut on the big screen next month.
And, speaking of, less than a month to go! So start expecting updates such as these on the daily.
Briefing Rooms, Explosions and Intense Stares - Just Another War In The Stars
Portraying the new unofficial leader of the rebellion in Jyn Erso, we see her taking control of a key meeting. Another showing Andor contacting one of his undercover operatives. There is even Darth Vader making a return in all his dark glory. You you may notice Krennic strutting up and down the corridors of the Death Star like a stereotypical bad ass. And of course we have a collection of Deathtrooper commandos out on patrol. There is so much to soak in with these pics.
One wheel-shaped space station is a fresh addition from many of the throwback settings we've watched since the 70s and 80s. We can assume the studio and creators have taken inspiration from more contemporary films like Interstellar. But we do see the Rebel X-Wing getting right into the thick of the fighting, and we wouldn't expect any less.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 21, 2016
Rogue One Writer Deletes Trump Tweet
One of the writers for Rogue One, Chris Weitz, got into a bit of political trouble. The scribe decided to take off a tweet from his account that drew parallels between the fascist uprising in the United States to the movie he helped to create. “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization,” tweeted Weitz before it was swiftly taken down.
Weitz would go on to say that it was a case of “innocent” escapism as he praised the rebellion for being formed “by a multicultural group led by brave women.” The vocal Trump critic has attempted to quash Nazi Germany comparisons. Even though George Lucas designed the stormtroopers very much in the mold of the WW2 German group.
Source: The Atlantic