The latest chapter of #GoRogue, the extremely well put together fan-made production of animated shorts using Star Wars toys, has just been released. In #GoRogue chapter 3 we get a glimpse at some new Rogue One toys and finally get the answer to whether or not Eadu (a name previously seen on toy packaging) is a planet or a city. Read on for the full details…
The biggest reveal from this video is right at the beginning, when Pao (aka Big Mouth) says “I am on Eadu”. If you remember we discussed in the past what exactly Eadu may be, since it was featured on some of the Rogue One toys (here).
So it appears that Eadu is indeed the name of a new planet. This confirms that the canyon sequence (with Chirrut and Baze firing at someone in the night and the flying X-Wings) that we’ve seen in the Rogue One trailer takes place on a different planet named Eadu. Here are some screenshots from Eadu:
My personal guess is that Jyn recruits Chirrut and Baze on Jedha and then their mission takes them to Eadu, where with the help of the rebellion they manage to steal something that will help them in the final showdown.
Official Press Release:
Time is running out for the heroes of the “Go Rogue” YouTube series, with just two installments left to outwit the Empire in this fan-created, toy-sized adventure. Written, directed and produced by a team of Star Wars superfans, the original four-part stop motion story stars key toys from the new “Rogue One” line before they hit stores Sept. 30.
The series follows the imagined adventures (no film spoilers!) of “Rogue One” toys as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set that have been misplaced by the Empire. Chapter 3 features the first look at the Hasbro RAPID FIRE™ IMPERIAL AT-ACT™ in action, which can be controlled remotely by smart device, as well as now familiar characters in new toy forms and scale sizes, such as Hasbro’s 3.75” action figures. Additionally, some special effects in Chapter 3 were created using the Hasbro Star Wars StudioFX™ App that launches for free on Sept. 30*.
Chapter 2 left off with Jyn Erso and an unlikely group of heroes recovering half of the Death Star building instructions. In Chapter 3, the Rebels seek the second instruction book on rain-soaked Eadu, but the Empire has beaten them to the prize. Will they be able to outsmart the scheming Director Krennic to escape with the instructions and their lives? The four-part “Go Rogue” series is being embraced by fans worldwide, with the first two installments garnering more than 5 million views to date.
The Go Rogue series was created by a team of superfans led by James DeJulio at Tongal, written by Kevin Ulrich, and brought to life by stop motion animators and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie.
So, while this is just a series created by fans, I think that it actually outlined the basic structure of Rogue One. In episode 1 and 2 we had Jedha, then Eadu, and I bet that in episode 4, which will be the last one, we will see Scariff.
The following is just a speculation on what the story outline for Rogue One might be:
- Flashback with Jyn’s Father
- Yavin IV and the recruitment of Jyn
- Jedha and the recruitment of Chirrut and Baze + discussions with Saw Gerrera
- Eadu and the daring mission to steal something that will help the rebellion in their battle with the Empire
- Scariff and the final stand
- Aboard the Death Star and the connection with A New Hope
Tell us in the comments, what is your outline of the Rogue One story.