The release of the very first Star Wars sidequel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, draws ever nearer. And, of course, the closer the release date, the more information about the movie will spill. Today, a wealth of new information is available as a ten page preview of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide has been released to promote the full 164 page book, featuring 130 photos, that will be released next year. Among the information revealed by the preview are character names and details and new vehicles for both the Rebels and the Empire. Continue on and get a look at the preview pages for yourself!
Here’s the official description of the book:
The official companion book to fall’s most anticipated release of Star Wars Rogue One. Never-before-seen interviews, images and teasers from this major motion picture. Detailed, in-depth character profiles, iconic vehicles, weaponry and droids. Lucas Films proudly presents the official companion book to this fall’s most anticipated release of Star Wars Rogue One. Featuring never-before-seen interviews, images and teasers from this major motion picture. Experience all the thrills with detailed, in-depth character profiles, iconic vehicles, weaponry and droids you’ve been looking for. Featuring 160 pages of action-packed photos and content, this official Lucasfilm collector’s book is a must-have for every Star Wars fan.
Some of the more interesting information here is that Alan Tudyk‘s character will be a large droid called Enforcer Droid K-250. The preview also reveals that Ben Mendelsohn will be playing Director Krennic, a military director for the Empire. Further character information is given:
- Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso , a highly skilled soldier and warrior.
- Diego Luna plays Captain Cassian Andor , an officer in the Rebel Alliance.
- Jiang Wen plays Baze , a freelance assassin
- Riz Ahmed plays Bodhi, a rebel soldier.
- ??? plays Pao , an alien who is described as a “fierce warrior”. Looks like another computer generated character.
- Donnie Yen plays Chirrut, who is described as “a spiritual warrior.”
- ???? plays Bistan, another CG-looking alien who is also described as “fierce warrior”.
The preview also reveals a couple of new ships for the Star Wars universe, including a Rebel Starfighter and an Imperial TIE Striker.
What do you think about all this new Rogue One info? Are you ready for the movie?