On this week's edition of The Star Wars Show, a new standee for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was revealed, and will be in IMAX theaters soon. The standee shows K-2SO, Chirrut Îmwe, Jyn Erso, Captain Cassian Andor, Baze Malbus, and Bodhi Rook assembled, with the Death Star schematics and plenty of Aurebesh - the written alphabet of the Star Wars universe - plastered over their images.
Notably missing on the image is Saw Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker in the movie; his lack of inclusion certainly means something about his standing with this core group of Rebels tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star. Is he only with them for a short time? Is he never truly accepted into the group? Time will tell.
The Aurebesh on the giant-sized image also tells quite the tale. While the vast majority of it is either complete gibberish or some kind of code (either is an equally strong possibility), some of it is quite meaningful, offering up phrases of Imperial propaganda and some classic Star Wars lines. Thanks to @Yak_Face for confirming our amateur translations.
K-2SO: "BEAT BACK THE REBELS"
CHIRRUT ÎMWE: "JOIN THE EMPIRE"
JYN ERSO: "SUBMIT TO OUR WILL"
CASSIAN ANDOR: "ALL POWER TO THE EMPIRE"
BAZE MALBUS: "CRUSH THE REBELLION IN ONE SWIFT STROKE"
"THIS STATION IS THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE"
BOHDI ROOK: "THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO STOP US THIS TIME."
If nothing else, those last two should sound very familiar to Star Wars fans, as they're famous lines from the first ever film, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The others are certainly ominous, but not nearly as imposing as those last two.0comments
Fans who want to see the Standee themselves can head to this site for a list of participating theaters, and take a picture in front of the display. Post the picture to twitter with #RogueIMAXSweeps for a chance to win a trip for two to IMAX headquarters in LA and a private screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The sweepstakes fruns from November 3 to November 27.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of the new standalone films from Lucasfilm that take place outside the core "Skywalker Saga" of the Episodic entries in the series. Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One tells the story of a band of Rebels on a quest to steal the plans to the first Death Star, shortly before the events of A New Hope.