Two new posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted Monday on the official "Star Wars Latin America" twitter account. The posters, para "Una Historia de Star Wars" show off the core team of Rebels led by Jyn Erso, with alternating backdrops.
The placement of the team of Rebels: Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe, Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus, and the droid K-2SO voiced and motion captured by Alan Tudyk, is the same on both posters. Director Orson Krennic is also placed just to the upper right of the group, with the Death Star looming in the distance.
In the first poster, X-wings are seen flying away from the Death Star, and underneath the group is the tropical planet Scarif. Walkers, Stormtroopers, TIE fighters, X-wings, a Star Destroyer, and the new U-wing can all be seen in the lower half of the image.
In poster two, things are slightly reversed. What appears to be Jedha is the planet instead - that's an educated buess based on the temples, and the fact that Jedha is a planet dedicated to the study and worship of the Force. The ships on the lower half are 100% Rebel Alliance, as well, with U, Y, and X-wings all seen. The X-wings in front of the Death Star in the first poster are replaced by TIE fighters in the second (the new TIE striker is in both).
These posters don't tell us much, but they do give us new looks at the two planets that it seems the majority of the story will take place upon. The really interesting thing about these images is Krennic being grouped so closely to the rag tag group of rebels, and his pensive expression.
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 One tells 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."0comments