Disney and Lucasfilm have doled out information on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sparingly, but now thanks to a 10-page preview of the accompanying art book we now have some additional details about the much-anticipated film.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide has appeared in the Edelweiss catalog (via Slashfilm), and features 164 pages and 130 photos. You can read the official description below.
"The official companion book to fall’s most anticipated release of Star Wars Rogue One. Never-before-seen interviews, images and teasers from this major motion picture. Detailed, in-depth character profiles, iconic vehicles, weaponry, and droids. Lucas Films proudly presents the official companion book to this fall’s most anticipated release of Star Wars Rogue One. Featuring never-before-seen interviews, images and teasers from this major motion picture. Experience all the thrills with detailed, in-depth character profiles, iconic vehicles, weaponry and droids you’ve been looking for. Featuring 160 pages of action-packed photos and content, this official Lucasfilm collector’s book is a must-have for every Star Wars fan."
The resistance group at the center of the film have been listed for the most part here, aside from two actors who are still unknown at this time. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is listed as a highly skilled soldier and warrior while Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) is an officer in the Rebel alliance. Baze (Jiang Wen) is a freelance assassin and Bodhi (Riz Ahmed) is a rebel soldier. Pao (Unknown) is listed as a fierce warrior alien, and Chirrut (Donnie Yen) is described as a spiritual warrior while Bistan (Unknown) is referred to as a fierce warrior alien as well. In addition to those, Alan Tudyk's role is revealed to be an imperial model K-250 enforcer droid. The description lists him as a former Empire security droid who ends up fighting with the resistance.
Actor Ben Mendelsohn (seen in the first trailer briefly) plays Director Krennic, an Empire Military Director. The preview doesn't shed much light on his character, but he seems to be one of the primary antagonists of the film. Also seen in the images are new ships, such as the Imperial TIE Striker and a Rebel Starfighter, which is described as "a versatile rebel alliance craft that balances speed with the firepower of proton torpedo launchers."
You can view more images from the preview in the gallery. The book will release on January 24th.