We’re less than two months away from seeing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Lucasfilm and Disney have just released a set of eight character posters. They feature Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), with Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker).
If you look close you can see the plans for the Death Star projected across the faces in each poster. It’s a dark look that has almost a cyberpunk feel. Which makes sense since the plans for the Death Star are probably in digital format somehow.
Despite there being 8 amazing posters, there is one character looming in his absence. Where is Darth Vader? We saw more of the Sith Lord in the latest trailer for Rogue One, but the only really bad guy in this set of posters is Director Krennic. It would seem they’re either keeping Vader in reserve or just don’t want to place too much emphasis on him so fans won’t be disappointed when he’s not in a lot of the film.
About the movie:
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.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.