Ever since the brilliant first teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was revealed, we’ve been dying for more information. Well, thanks to a tongue-slipping Mads Mikkelsen, we’ve discovered a couple of really interesting tidbits but our thirst for Rogue One knowledge has remained achingly unquenched.
A vast arsenal of images have emerged online from the official Rogue One story visual guide, revealing the names of all the major characters. Jedi Bibliothek (via Jedi News) gathered up all the information and images and we have it all for you.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The central character names have been revealed as:
- Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, a gifted soldier and warrior (which we already knew).
- Diego Luna plays Captain Cassian Andor, an officer in the Rebel Alliance.
- Jiang Wen plays Baze, a freelance assassin
- Alan Tudyk plays the CGI character K-250, an Enforcer Droid and evidently an imperial model, but teams up with the rebels.
- Riz Ahmed plays Bodhi, a rebel soldier.
- Pao, an alien who is described as a “fierce warrior”.
- Donnie Yen plays Chirrut, a spiritual warrior.
- Bistan, another alien who is described as a “fierce warrior”.
Moving over to the villainous side, Ben Mendelsohn’s character has been revealed as Director Krennic, the “military director of the Empire,” who leads the fight against the Rebel’s attempts to steal the Death Star plans.
Check out the gallery of artwork, concept designs and character information below:
Here’s some of the above text. We know it’s difficult to read so we’ve had our best men on the job…
Text from the penultimate image
The white gleam of a stormtrooper’s uniform, Darth Vader’s iconic semi-samurai helmet and mask. Leia’s bikini, simmering gold above the salacc pit. The Star Wars Universe is jam-packed with memorable characters, all of them decked out in a wondrous wardrobe. So when it came time to find a costume designer for The Force Awakens, the films producers they’d need someone who could create lasting looks that both drew from the plot and informed the future of the franchise. to this challenge, they turned to veteran costume designer Michael Caplan.
Text from the ‘Galactic Empire Villains’ page
Director Krennic: As the director of the Imperial Military, Krennic is prepared to protect and preserve the will galactic Empire. His means of defense will be needed more than ever when a rogue band of resistance fighters comes together for a darking mission that will see them attempt to steal plans for the Death Star, the Empires ultimate Weapon.
The moon-sized space station has the ability to destroy an entire planet making it the most imposing technological terror ever conceived and a serious threat to the galaxy as a whole. the Galactic Empire ruled for years through fear, intimidation, and tyranny. With a mighty military force including the likes of the elite empire soldiers known as stormtroopers, advanced spy technology like probe droids and planet destroying Death Star, Emperor Palpatine’s evil regime seemed unstoppable and permanent, this is reinforced by Darth Vader, who led the empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. The Sith lord remained in the service of the emperor, the evil Darth Sidious, for decades, enforcing his masters will and seeking to crush the fledgling rebel alliance, but some brave rebels dared to strike back.
So there’s some very exciting details for Rogue One there. We’re hoping that more of these story guide pages will land online and, once they do, we’ll have them for you. It was recently announced that a Rogue One panel, featuring director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy, would appear at Star Wars Celebration in London in July. We’re certain that’s when we’ll be getting a second trailer for the film.