Rogue One Empire Cover Reveals the Plans to the Death Star


From Outer Places, by Janey Tracey:

The mission of the Rogue One crew is well-known to fans: steal the plans to the Death Star. But now, fans already have that intel, as the newest Empire cover promoting the film reveals the Death Star plans in all their glory…




The cover features the famous Imperial weapon, complete with “superlaser details” and technical writing which requires you to be “conversational in Aurabesh.” The blueprints are incredibly detailed, hopefully down to that crucial thermal exhaust port. The cover is exclusive to subscribers, who will also get to read plenty of Rogue One goodness in the issue, including new interviews with director Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed.


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.


This article first appeared on Outer Places.



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12 thoughts on “Rogue One Empire Cover Reveals the Plans to the Death Star

  • November 19, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Wait…so all this time, the all the rebels had to do was to wait for the plans to be published in a magazine? “Doh!” – Mon Mothma.

    • November 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      They would have had to wait 40 years, who knows what state the galaxy would be in now?

  • November 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    You know, if the Skywalkers/Palpatines would just take a vacation together every once in awhile, the galaxy would be a much safer place. Just sayin.

  • November 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Yeah, finally! Let’s build it!

  • November 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    It’s really neat to actually see how much of the Death Star is pure systems and structure. I remember seeing the Death Star 2 in Jedi when they few into the main reactor and thinking “That place is huge!”

  • November 20, 2016 at 2:39 am

    personally Im really excited about how they gonna handle the storage medium, since Vader in ANH reffers to them as ‘stolen data tapes’ if i recall. as a muscian, id love to see the plans stored on a 1″ reel

    • November 20, 2016 at 9:11 am

      I can’t remember which trailer it is now, maybe the second? But there’s a shot of Jyn carrying what looks like a retro-future-portable-hard drive the size of a small briefcase.

      • November 20, 2016 at 1:21 pm

        thats Celebration BTS, the thing is, they are on Scariff at that point and I sort of assumed that the plans are finnaly stolen from the third rain/dark planet where they go undercover

        • November 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

          Then why are they hitting Scarif?

          The rainy dark planet is where her father is; it makes sense they may be trying to rescue him there.

          But I feel like the plans are on Scarif based on the level of its fortification, I mean it’s behind what looks like a planetary shield that encompasses the entire world.

  • November 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Wondering if we’ll see someone intentionally add the ‘design flaw’ that enables a small fighter to take down the Death Star

  • November 20, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Death Star Empire on empire magazine. They totally lucked out with that name 😉

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