Sunday, 31 July 2016

New images for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrive online

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have recently released a fresh batch of images for Gareth Edwards' (Godzilla) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story via Entertainment Weekly.

First up is a closer look Ben Mendelsohn's (Killing Them Softly) Director Orson Krennic, who oversees the security of the Death Star project, which given what happens to the plans, means we doubt things will end well for Orson.

Also on the Imperial side are Stormtroopers launching an attack on Jedah, a planet that Edwards describes as "this sort of South Pacific, tropical paradise planet that subconsciously leads into some of the imagery associated with World War II."

More troopers, this time the elite Deathtroopers, with one holding a Stormtrooper doll we are told will make sense in the larger context of the film.

Our hero this time, or at least our conflicted central figure. Felicity Jones' (The Theory Of Everything) Jyn Erso on a very personal mission since her father's (Mads Mikkelsen) knowledge is something both the Rebels and the Imperials are seeking.

Two of Erso's comrades on her mission here, Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as Chirrut Imwe, a blind warrior monk with serious abilities and the protection of Baze Malbu (Jiang Wen), who has little time for Imwe's talk of the force.

Set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follows a group of Rebel soldiers who set out on a dangerous mission to steal the plans for the original Death Star and bring hope to the galaxy. For more images from the film, head over to Entertainment Weekly's website.

Alongside Jones, Mendelsohn, Mikkelsen, Yen and Wen are Diego Luna (Milk), Riz Ahmed (Ill Manors), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Alan Tudyk (Serenity), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), Eunice Olumide (World War Z), and Genevieve O'Reilly reprising her role from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005) as young Mon Mothma.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released worldwide on 16 December.

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