We may still be in the middle of summer, but Star Wars fans are already focusing on Christmas. This December sees the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the franchise’s first spin-off. The film is focusing on a brand new set of characters, who we are yet to get much information on. We should start getting more details on them soon, as the marketing campaign is about to shift up a gear.
Empire has released their cover for their upcoming edition, with a heavy focus on Rogue One. They’re also including brand new stills for the film, one of which has just been released. The shot features three of the main rebels — Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and K-2SO. Check it out below.
Obviously we can’t take too much from the still. However, we know a little more about the film from the cast. The stars of the film were interviewed by Empire, and they added a little more detail on the overall tone.
“It’s very much a boots-on-the-ground perspective of the Star Wars universe,” star Felicity Jones told Empire. “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,” added Riz Ahmed, who plays pilot Bohdi Rook.
“From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.”
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