By Travis Martin
Despite releasing a trailer, Disney has been very secretive about details on“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.“ The only thing known about the film is that it centers on a group of Rebels, it takes place between “Episode III” and “Episode IV,” and that the main character’s name is a rebellious troublemaker named Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). However, leaked images and artwork from an accompany art book Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide have revealed characters and new vehicles for the coming movie. Here is the list of the revealed names and details for characters:
Diego Luna is Captain Cassian Andor, a Rebel Alliance Officer.
Jiang Wen is Baze, “a freelance assassin” according to Comicbook.com.
Riz Ahmed is Bodhi Rook, another Rebel soldier
Donnie Yen is Chirrut, a “spiritual warrior” according to Comicbook.com.
Alan Tudyk is K-250, an Imperial enforcer droid fighting for the rebels. Tudyk was already rumored to be playing a motion capture character.
Ben Mendelsohn is Director Krennic, a Military Director who appears to be the primary antagonist of “Rogue One.”
There are also two alien Rebels listed as well, named Pao (the fish-like alien whose mouth is open) and Bistan (the short, furry alien). The casting of these two is currently unknown. There is also images and descriptions of the new stormtrooper, called Death Troopers, listed with Director Krennic. There is also images that detail K-250’s design along with images a new Rebel Starfighter and a tank used by stormtroopers.
There is no details on neither Forest Whitaker nor on Mads Mikkelsen‘s characters in the book. Previously, Mikkelsen let it slip that he would be playing Jyn’s father in the film, but no images has appeared on the character.
“Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz. The art book will release January 24th, while the film will come December 16, 2016.
Images by Lucasfilm LTD (http://comicbook.com/2016/05/17/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-reveals-new-character-names-and-imag/)