Entertainment Weekly Shares 16 New Photos from Rogue One!

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Entertainment Weekly posted yet another article on Rogue One. This time they shared 16 new photos from the production, plus brief descriptions and new info…



Direct quotes from EW. For the full story click HERE.


Deathtroopers Turn the Tide
A new, deadlier breed of commando Stormtrooper is storming the beach. As part of EW’s exclusive preview of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we bring you this gallery of new images from the Dec. 16 film. Leading things off: This shot of a squad of Deathtroopers, who are tasked with hunting down and destroying the fragmented Rebel uprising.


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Jyn Undercover…
Rogue One is an ensemble story, but its central figure is Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a young woman recruited by the Rebellion to infiltrate the Empire and secure details of its latest weapon – a moon-sized battle station we know as the Death Star. Here we see her in disguise, armed for conflict inside an Imperial corridor. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Jyn starts as an outlaw and “becomes a kind of Joan of Arc in the story.”


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Krennic Schemes for Dominance
Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic is responsible for protecting the security of the Death Star project, but he’s also a manipulator within the Empire. “He understands the system and he knows how things work, but he also is not above trying to bend it to get what he needs or what he thinks he wants,” says Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm’s head of story development. Krennic is intended to be a contrast to Imperial officers we’ve seen before, like Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin. “Tarkin is the model for these really cool, icy types, you know?” Hart says. “Krennic runs a little hotter than that, so that’s kind of fun and it’s a little bit different. … He is unpredictable and volatile.”


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Rest for Baze and Chirrut
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen (Ip Man) plays Chirrut Imwe, a blind warrior monk who is not a Jedi but follows the path of the Force, and Chinese martial-arts actor and director Jiang Wen (Devils on the Door Step) co-stars as Baze Malbus, Chirrut’s Force-doubting rough-and-tumble protector. Like the original Star Wars, these characters owe a debt to the two peasants from a 1958 Akira Kurosawa adventure saga. “They’re inspired, again, by what inspired George in The Hidden Fortress, “ Kennedy says. “You could even say to some extent it’s, you know, R2 and C-3PO, a little bit of that.”


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Paradise Lost
Keeping with the Star Wars tradition of planets with a single ecosystem, one key battleground in Rogue One is on a world that might resemble a relaxing seaside holiday destination if not for its proximity to the Death Star. That leads to a key battle in the film taking place on its balmy shoreline — blue waters and an eerie gray sky.


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A Galactic South Pacific
We don’t yet know the name of this world, but it’s meant to evoke both heaven and hell — tranquility and war. “There’s this sort of South Pacific, tropical paradise planet that subconsciously leads into some of the imagery associated with World War II,” director Gareth Edwards says. “We went to lots of different places around the world, and one of them was the Maldives. When you’re shooting Stormtroopers in paradise, you have the best job in the world, you know? You can’t really deny it at that point.”


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Toy Soldier
In one of the more intriguing photos from Rogue One, we have this image of Deathtroopers prowling on a tundra. One of them is holding what appears to be … an action figure of sorts. The filmmakers didn’t want to explain exactly what’s happening here, but they confirm: yes, that’s a Stormtrooper doll, a galactic version of a toy soldier. And it will have special significance in the story. (Decades later, an abandoned girl name Rey will also fashion a doll for herself — this one an X-wing pilot.)


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K-2SO in Detail
Here’s a full-body shot of the newest Star Wars droid — a security robot known as K-2SO (Kaytoo Esso), who is voiced and performed via motion-capture by Alan Tudyk (Firefly.) Compare his gunmetal gray surface to the shimmering plating of “Goldenrod” C-3PO, and you’ll see the difference between a utilitarian droid like Kaytoo and a protocol droid like Threepio. Kaytoo wasn’t built to socialize. He’s as brusque and blunt as he is strong. “He has a very dry delivery,” Edwards says. “He doesn’t realize what he’s saying is very funny.”


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Multicultural Cast
In this behind the scenes shot from the Yavin-4 base, Edwards consults with some of his lead actors: Jones, Diego Luna, Yen, and Jiang and Tudyk (in his performance capture suit). The movie’s Rebel team is a deliberately diverse mix from our own planet, meant to reflect a galaxy filled with a wide variety of humans from many different worlds (not to mention a healthy mix of creatures and aliens). “People are coming to the Rebellion because something has happened that has galvanized or politicized them,” says Hart. “The question just becomes: What are those triggers for different people in different places?”


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The Surly Pilot
We don’t yet know what kind of craft he’ll be maneuvering, but Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) will costar as the Rebel squad’s lead pilot, Bodhi Rook. “He’s a very experienced pilot. Flies a lot of cargo, one of his key jobs,” Kennedy says. “And he tends to be a little tense, a little volatile, but everybody in the group really relies on his technical skills.”



EW also shared more photos with info on the characters. Make sure to check out their full story HERE.



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56 thoughts on “Entertainment Weekly Shares 16 New Photos from Rogue One!

  • June 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm


    • June 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Agreed! I can’t wait. I have a feeling that this movie is going to be EXCELLENT

  • June 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Yawn. Nothing new here.

    • June 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Should have used the word interesting, instead of new.

      These are new shots from the film we haven’t seen before, but for you they aren’t interesting.

      • June 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

        No, they are still production photos of every character we’ve already seen before, plus some stormtroopers standing in water. Not revealing anything new or interesting.

        • June 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

          The movie comes out in December.

          See you there!

        • June 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm

          But these are still new shots.

          • June 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm

            They are new, yes, but they don’t reveal anything new. Just alternate shots of scenes we already saw in the the trailer and other previously released materials. Some new sets, vehicles, the two alien characters – that would’ve been interesting to see.

          • June 24, 2016 at 1:02 am

            So you knew all the details that came with the photos and their names. The doll and everything. You should start your own psychic Star Wars website. For real though, take your meds.

          • June 24, 2016 at 1:45 am

            Yes. I did know all of their names, except for the Whitaker character – they’ve been out there for months now. Besides, that has nothing to do with the images. I guess you didn’t see the trailer yet? Or any of the other photos released that show these exact same people in basically the same settings? And I did mention about the doll thing being new. Still nothing genuinely interesting.

          • June 24, 2016 at 3:03 am

            Awesome here’s your medal. O<

            Now please do the rest of us a favor and take the plastic bag challenge.

            No body gives a fuck what you knew beforehand. This is new to the rest of us.

          • June 24, 2016 at 3:57 am

            Great. Enjoy them then. Nobody forced you respond to what I wrote, and nothing I wrote prevented you from enjoying them. If you don’t give a fuck what I think, all you have to do is ignore it. It’s not too hard.

          • June 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

            Well, I saw all the pictures, the trailer and the first teaser thing, months ago.
            But I never saw those stormtroopers walking through crystal clear water on a paradise like shore…

            And that is already enough to thrill me!

            Also, the little puppet shows so much: There are children playing with stormtrooper dolls! Imperial citizens’ or rebel’s children. That’s awesome. Showing more than just the rebel/imperial war side…but the standard day-by-day life of the rest of the galaxy.

            Just like me, 30 years ago. Playing with my little Kenner stormtrooper doll. 🙂

          • June 24, 2016 at 1:18 am

            So do you want 70% of the movie in June….or more…less?

          • June 24, 2016 at 1:35 am

            Showing a handful of photos equates to 70% of the movie?

          • June 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm

            Considering how much we discuss stuff…yep, sure can be.

            Its June – do you have a quota of what you need to see each month?

          • June 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm

            No, but when you promote a big release of new photos, it may be interesting to see things we actually haven’t mostly seen before. That’s all.

          • June 24, 2016 at 11:32 am

            You didn’t like the troopers in the shallow water, or the death trooper holding the stormtrooper doll, or the Bodhi Rook shot, or the shot of both Chirrut and Baze together?

          • June 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm

            Again, nothing I haven’t seen in the trailer or elsewhere, with the exception of the doll. And troopers standing around in water doesn’t interest me.

        • June 24, 2016 at 11:33 am

          Well I find it interesting, despite you not thinking so.

          • June 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm

            Great. I was speaking for myself, not you.

          • June 24, 2016 at 10:40 pm

            Fair enough

    • June 24, 2016 at 12:50 am

      No offense, but you cynicism is getting old to. Kleenex stock is going up from cleanup of all your tears.

      • June 24, 2016 at 1:41 am

        Well, I’ve been one the biggest positive defenders of The Force Awakens, but I guess you didn’t bother to notice any of that. I hope Rogue One is a great movie, too, I am just underwhelmed by this EW photo spread, which I got the impression was actually going to show me something new, but It didn’t. So sue me.

    • June 24, 2016 at 12:56 am

      Christ almight, are we in bizzaro world? It’s OT Stormies in a major motion picture, engaged in massive land battles which will involve AT-ATs – this is EXCITING, cheer the fuck up!

      • June 24, 2016 at 1:37 am

        What battles??? What AT ATs? Not in these photos. They’re just standing there! Like I haven’t seen guys in Stormtrooper costumes before? Please.

        • June 24, 2016 at 2:04 am

          Dude, I’m sorry, but pointless bitching is MY gig. Step off brother.

          • June 24, 2016 at 3:58 am

            Pot, meet kettle.

          • June 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm

            Wait…does that make you ‘kettle’ – that mostly useless thing that sits on the stove taking up room and then screeches whenever you engage with it?

          • June 24, 2016 at 7:19 pm

            Right. And the pot is the thing that’s full of shit.

  • June 23, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    That Deathtroopers photo on Iceland’s tundra looks simply stunning.

  • June 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Some great shots

  • June 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    W–why does the death trooper have a stormtrooper doll in his hand? XD


      • June 23, 2016 at 10:57 pm

        That needs to be trending on Twitter immediately…

    • June 24, 2016 at 1:48 am

      My immediate thought/speculation was that since Jyn probably grew up under Imperial rule (her father probably helped to design the Death Star), it kinda makes sense that one of her childhood dolls would be a stormtrooper. This could somehow become an interesting element in her search for her father, years later, on behalf of the Rebellion (maybe she drops it at some point, causing the deathtroopers tracking her to pick it up?).

  • June 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    K-2SO looks like he’s wearing high-water pants. NERD!

  • June 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    God seeing those storm troopers again..I need a medic

  • June 24, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Really curious to see how they are going to explain why the Death Troopers were not at Endor if they are so amazing like the article suggess.

    • June 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      They don’t like trees… or snow… 😉

      • June 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm

        …or sand…

  • June 24, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Man I wasn’t really into the Deathtroopers helmets… but presence is everything. The more I see. The more I love them.

  • June 24, 2016 at 6:53 am

    My guess for the Death Troopers with stormtrooper doll picture: This is the charred battlefield of one of the “extremist” campaigns of Saw Gerrera, in which innocent Imperial civilians died, establishing the public or military sentiment of the Rebel Alliance being a band of evil terrorists. Part of the whole “morally gray” theme that we keep hearing so much about.

  • June 24, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Everything looks absolutely stunning yet I still miss alien lifeforms. They will probably be added in postproduction yet still. It worries me that they didn’t show a single creature concept or animatronic mask. In TFA they already had too few aliens for my taste but they showed the Happabore and Maz’ Kantina Creatures months before the release. I don’t want a humans in makeup Universe à la Startrek 🙁

  • June 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I don’t like the addition of Death Troopers, new starfighters and AT-ATs because I ask myself why they were not part of the later war? Why didn’t he Empire use Death Troopers to hunt down Luke and the others?

    • June 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      The Empire may have lost a bunch of technology with the first Death Star. Maybe all the Death Troopers were on the Death Star.

    • June 24, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      It’s a great big galaxy-spanning Empire – they just weren’t seen in the handful of conflicts in the OT.

    • June 25, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Because they all die with Director Krennic’s dreams.

  • June 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I just heard Ben Mendelsohn speak for the first time recently. Not having heard or seen him in anything until now.
    I wish I hadn’t, that Autralian accent is awful, I hope he uses an english acent, as most of his Imperial counterparts do.

    • June 25, 2016 at 2:51 am

      Watch Bloodline on Netflix — he channels Al Pacino. Once you notice it it’s very weird. Every mannerism, every inflection.

    • June 25, 2016 at 5:18 am

      Re: “Not having heard or seen him in anything until now”
      You should get out more! 😉 Or is that “stay in more”?

      j/k aside – he’s a very good actor. I’ve liked him in everything I’ve seen him in. I’ve seen him do 3x different accents, besides his native, & he does them VERY well.

      • June 25, 2016 at 11:34 pm

        Reassuring, I was like this with Capaldi, when he took over as the Doc, I binge watched The Thick of it and was salivating by the time Who came round.
        I think I’ll have to do this with Mendelsohn, I just hope he can do a ‘clipped british accent’ too.

        • June 25, 2016 at 11:45 pm

          Some movies I enjoyed which he was in:
          Mississippi Grind, Slow West, Black Sea, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing them Softly, Animal Kingdom.

          Just guessing from memory (may miss one), most were not native (southern, American) accent. Don’t recall him playing Brit’, but he seemed solid with accents so far.

          I’d recommend any of those movies (above) & from his performances I’m excited to see him in SW movie.
          Here’s hoping it’s an interesting role & flick. 🙂

  • June 25, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Stormtrooper voodoo doll??

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