Empire Reveals New Rogue One Photo + Exclusive Cover With K-2SO!

k-2soLast week, Empire revealed their two Rogue One covers for their upcoming issue available in newsagents from Thursday August 25. Today, they revealed new photo from the production, and actor Alan Tudyk revealed the exclusive Empire cover featuring K-2SO, available only for subscribers. Check them out.



From Empire:

Empire’s newest cover star is the latest kickass Star Wars heroine, Jyn Erso. The cover story boasts incredible access to the movie, accompanied by plenty of exclusive images, including this one of Felicity Jones’ rogue trooper on the desert moon of Jedha. To paraphrase Bogie, of all the Jyn joints in all the worlds, the Empire chose this one to unleash AT-ATs on…


Alongside her in the still are tough-nut droid K-2SO (performance-captured by Alan Tudyk) – and Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), a combat-hardened Rebel intel officer. As Jones explains in Empire, the first anthology movie in the canon promises to deviate a little from the established visual grammar of the franchise. “It’s very much a boots-on-the-ground perspective of the Star Wars universe,” she says. “The idea is that it feels as though you’re actually there. You’re in amongst it.”

“It is mucky, it is grimy, you’re in the trenches,” adds her co-star Riz Ahmed of the look and feel Monsters and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has gone for. “To bring that kind of vérité feel to this world, that kind of documentary realism, is really exciting.” It’s shaping up to be Star Wars by way of The Battle Of Algiers – and is all the more thrilling a prospect for that.


And here’s the exclusive cover revealed by Alan Tudyk himself. As you know he plays droid K-2SO in the movie, performed via motion capture technology:





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11 thoughts on “Empire Reveals New Rogue One Photo + Exclusive Cover With K-2SO!

  • August 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    The more I know, the more I like that robot!

    • August 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm


  • August 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Love the Empire artwork on K2SO, looks like a promo flier for a new droid coming online for the Empire.

  • August 22, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    You know how sometimes a retro design can fail or not look cool enough for modern standards? This isn’t one of them. I love him!

    • August 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      I completely agree. They really nailed it

  • August 22, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    is that cgi?

    • August 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      The fact that you are asking is awesome.

      • August 23, 2016 at 1:52 am

        it’s cgi then… I foresee it as a mean to criticise the film used by fans in the future.

        • August 23, 2016 at 2:49 am

          I doubt it. TFA had a ton of CGI and its use in the film just got the movie more praise.

    • August 23, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Well, it is but much realistic that it looks like a real robot after all.

  • August 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    This is going to be so awesome. Let the hype train start….I’m already on !

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