New characters from Rogue One

Excited about the first ever stand-alone Star Wars movie?

Yes, Rogue One:A Star Wars Story is out December 16th!

Word on the street is you’ll be able to catch the final trailer when Doctor Strange opens in UK cinemas later this month on October 25.

But while you wait for the trailer check out these two awesome new characters revealed by recent life-size standees:

 

First we have Moroff (and doesn’t he look just like a baby Wampa).

Maybe Chewie got lucky with a Wampa one day! 🙂

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The next character is another new Astromech droid. Its name is R2-BHD:

This R2 unit looks like a chrome deluxe version of R2-D2!

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Felicity Jones (Jyn) and Diego Luna (Captain Cassian Andor), and its terrifying new villain, Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn).

Jones’s antihero Jyn is a rebel without a cause (with a gun belt “inspired by Han Solo”), and that’s exactly the kind of attitude the struggling Rebellion needs. She’s ultimately tasked with a mission from Mon Mothma: Steal the Galactic Empire’s plans for their shiny new weapon of mass destruction, the Death Star. But just as Rogue One is a different kind of Star Wars film, Jyn is a different kind of hero. Unlike heroes Luke Skywalker and Rey, Jyn has had a “very full life” before we meet her inRogue One.

Rogue One Characters
Rogue One Characters

 Similarly, Mendelsohn’s big bad is a different kind of Imperial villain. “He is smarter, I think, than most of the others,” the actor said after making a grand entrance, dressed in Krennic’s Imperial duds and flanked by a mini-army of Shadowtroopers. “He’s more inventive. He’s perhaps a little sexier that some of them — not as sexy as some of the others.”

Of course, Jyn won’t be alone in her endeavor. She’ll be joined by a group of resistance fighters. Captain Cassian Andor, her right-hand man, works intelligence for the Rebellion. Luna admits that there’s “friction” and “issues” among the team but that Cassian keeps them together. His best friend is a curmudgeonly Imperial droid that he’s reprogrammed named K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk).

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