With the first official press junkets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story underway, a new press kit full of hi-res photos was released to European press Wednesday. The kit is a mixture of previously released images in higher resolution and without any magazine watermarks and some brand new images. Some are stills from trailers, and some are completely unique to the press kit.
Inside the gallery, we have new shots of basically every kind of stormtrooper in Rogue One. There's the standard issue, the new shoretroopers we'll see on Scarif, a new helmet for the tankers on Jedha, and of course, two new images of the imposing black armored Death Troopers, the elite unit that protects Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) of the special weapons division of the Empire.
There are a couple of shots of Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor (one of which is very familiar, the other, confronting another male character is less so), and the shots seen in last week's Empire Magazine in full-size and hi-res. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) gets caught in the rain. The new U-wing jumps to hyperspace.
Take a look through the full gallery below for some breathtaking views of the next Star Wars film, and all the lead characters and vehicles, and continue your countdown to the film's debut.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters December 16, 2016. Directed by Gareth Edwards, it's the first of the new standalone features from Lucasfilm and Disney, which take place outside the core "Skywalker Saga" of films noted by an Episode number. Rogue Onetells the story of the small band of rebels that were tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star. The story spins directly off the opening crawl from the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. In that crawl, it read: "Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet."