Shockingly, when we were this few days away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’d already seen a full teaser trailer, learned the names of a few of the new principal characters, and seen some of the locales in which the action would take place. And that’s “official” information that was released.
Compare that to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where we don’t yet have any of that. Sure, there’s a bootleg version of the teaser that was shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, but it won’t tell you anything other than the fact that the rumor about location shooting in Mexico may, in fact, be true. It’s super-short, shows only one location, and no characters appear in it. The only other things we have are one cast photo, a bit of concept art, and the costumes on display at Nuremberg Toy Fair (but without the helpful info cards that appeared next to Force Awakens costumes and props at Celebration Anaheim).
And though we know the premise: “the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star,” according to StarWars.com, and that it’s a grittier, ground-war perspective movie, the only other thing we “legally” know about the movie is what’s said in the first two paragraphs of the opening crawl of A New Hope:
It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
We can certainly guess we’ll see that battle in Rogue One, possibly in the finale of the movie.
And even extracurricularly, there’s been precious few leaks. Three rumored OT characters, a couple of leaked on-location photos that don’t reveal much at all, and a couple of under-the-tarp photos from Elstree that, again, don’t reveal much of anything.
So, what did we miss? Any other officially released information out there that we haven’t shared? Let us know in the comments!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: An extendable arm with a magnetic pad picks him up and pulls him in.
Today’s question: Where did the symbol on the front of the Snowtroopers’ chestplate come from?