Big news from the latest The Star Wars Show. That’s the official video news of everything hip and Star Wars on the brand’s YouTube channel. Aside from a three plus minute interview with Candace Payne, who will be known forever more as the Chewbacca Mask Lady, there were a couple of big reveals. The biggest of which is new art that showcases Star Wars: Rogue One characters and a vehicle.
There’s the death troopers that we got to see in the teaser trailer for a few seconds. We’re seeing them with much more detail in the poster though.
Very impressive, no? Star Wars sure knows how to make things in a prequel to a forty year old movie look more modern, and the lights are a nice touch.
Next there is the shoretrooper who we get a look at storming the beaches at for the first time.
Again, we don’t remember seeing anything like that back in 1977 but you’ll notice right next to it are the old fashioned, bad aim stormtroopers and sandtrooper. The pictures don’t tell us how these new troopers’ aim stacks up, but if this movie wants to be authentic those new guys won’t be able to hit the side of a barn even if they are locked inside it.
Lastly, there’s a new vehicle. The AT-ACT, or All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport, gets a first look.
That’s slightly different for no reason, but you’ll be thanking us for pointing it out when the AT-ACT finally shows up on screen. That way you too can be one of those nerds that goes ‘No, that’s an AT-ACT, not an AT-AT! Jeez, you call yourself a Star Wars fan?’ to the first kid who calls it an AT-AT when they come on screen. A smug geek is the best geek, after all.
Oh. and if you’re reading this and are not sure who or what a Chewbacca Mask Lady is, then our advice to you is to actually lift up the rock you are living under and look around. Start with any sort of social media since last Friday and you’ll find her.
Star Wars Celebration: Europe is happening July 15 – 17, 2016 at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre and is sure to reveal much more of the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One than just one poster can hold.