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Update: Character names & details revealed for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

05.17.2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gareth Edwards Felicity Jones Diego Luna Donnie Yen Banner

UPDATE: We've been asked to remove the images by the studio, which informed us that the images were leaked. Hope you got a look beforehand.

We already know that ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY will follow "a rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans," but now, thanks to a preview of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide, we have some new details on the main characters of the first standalone Star Wars movie, including their names.

via /Film (Mild spoilers ensue):

  • Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, a highly skilled soldier and warrior.
  • Diego Luna plays Captain Cassian Andor, an officer in the Rebel Alliance.
  • Jiang Wen plays Baze, a freelance assassin.
  • Riz Ahmed plays Bodhi, a rebel soldier.
  • ??? plays Pao, an alien who is described as a “fierce warrior”.
  • Donnie Yen plays Chirrut, who is described as “a spiritual warrior.”
  • ???? plays Bistan, another CG-looking alien who is also described as “fierce warrior”.
  • Alan Tudyk plays K-250, an enforcer droid who teams up with the Rebels
  • Ben Mendelsohn plays Director Krennic, a military director for the Empire.

Below you'll find several images from the preview (although some may not appear in the final version of the book), which include photos of the above-mentioned characters, and several of the new vehicles that will appear in the upcoming film.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY opens on December 16, 2016, while the book (which you can pre-order through Amazon here) will be released on January 24, 2017.

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Source: via /Film

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8:14AM on 05/18/2016
Actually really liking the look of this film so far. Hopefully we'll get some properly brutal battle scenes - with luck there's more to the 'death troopers' than just a different look. Plus we get more Vader - hopefully they won't screw that up.
Actually really liking the look of this film so far. Hopefully we'll get some properly brutal battle scenes - with luck there's more to the 'death troopers' than just a different look. Plus we get more Vader - hopefully they won't screw that up.
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7:11AM on 05/18/2016

Marketing guys should be fired...

As I was in the theater for Civil War, this trailer came on. There was NO context whatsoever given...most people looked around in confusion (afterwards, when we talked about it, people said they had questions in their heads lik "is that the next movie in the trilogy? Where are the characters you just introduced in the last movie? and, most tellingly, god damnit, is that ANOTHER planet-sized super weapon...what is that, like 4 in the fucking series now...does NOBODY have a better idea than
As I was in the theater for Civil War, this trailer came on. There was NO context whatsoever given...most people looked around in confusion (afterwards, when we talked about it, people said they had questions in their heads lik "is that the next movie in the trilogy? Where are the characters you just introduced in the last movie? and, most tellingly, god damnit, is that ANOTHER planet-sized super weapon...what is that, like 4 in the fucking series now...does NOBODY have a better idea than that?")

Seriously...you could SEE the confusion on dozens of faces. Sneers that said "WTF was that?"

All it would've taken was to BEGIN the trailer with ONE clip from "A New Hope"....just the runner from the beginning: ""It is a period of civil war. 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."

Then EVERYONE would be like "OHHHH...this story is back in time!...it's about the theft of the Death Star plans...ok...." But no, the marketing guys were probably all Star Wars geeks thinking "everyone knows how cool and interesting the story of the stolen Death Star plans are.....and sure, people are eager for the next movie in the trilogy, but SURELY nobody will be confused, right?"
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9:44AM on 05/18/2016
Nah, I disagree. Anyone who's seen the original trilogy will recognize the time period as soon as the trailer starts. It's really super obvious when this is taking place. If folks don't "get it", well, there's more Transformers movies coming.
Nah, I disagree. Anyone who's seen the original trilogy will recognize the time period as soon as the trailer starts. It's really super obvious when this is taking place. If folks don't "get it", well, there's more Transformers movies coming.
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2:51AM on 05/18/2016
I'm excited for Rogue One. These pictures are great!
I'm excited for Rogue One. These pictures are great!
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9:13PM on 05/17/2016

I Googled K-250...

...and all I found was a coffeemaker.
...and all I found was a coffeemaker.
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4:32PM on 05/17/2016

Looks good

Anytime you have actors Forrest Whittaker, Ben Mendelson, Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk and Mads Mikkelson in a cast, you have my attention. Add post-George Lucas STAR WARS into the mix, and I'm there.
Anytime you have actors Forrest Whittaker, Ben Mendelson, Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk and Mads Mikkelson in a cast, you have my attention. Add post-George Lucas STAR WARS into the mix, and I'm there.
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12:03PM on 05/17/2016
These posters/pieces of concept art look beautiful. Canīt wait for the movie.
These posters/pieces of concept art look beautiful. Canīt wait for the movie.
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11:12AM on 05/17/2016

I wasn't too interested until now

I think knowing a bit more makes me much more interested in the story of this movie. Seeing all the promotional stuff brings back memories of being a kid and taping A New Hope off of the TV onto an old VHS that had other "important" stuff on it. I am really starting to get that feeling back again. Can't wait to see it.
I think knowing a bit more makes me much more interested in the story of this movie. Seeing all the promotional stuff brings back memories of being a kid and taping A New Hope off of the TV onto an old VHS that had other "important" stuff on it. I am really starting to get that feeling back again. Can't wait to see it.
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9:34AM on 05/17/2016
What about Mads Mikkelsen? I know he's not playing an alien, so he's not one of the question marks...
What about Mads Mikkelsen? I know he's not playing an alien, so he's not one of the question marks...
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12:02PM on 05/17/2016
He already confirmed that he plays the father of Jyn Erso. Maybe just a minor role or cameo.
He already confirmed that he plays the father of Jyn Erso. Maybe just a minor role or cameo.
5:50PM on 05/17/2016
The book shows his picture with the character named Baze, then lists Baze as being played by one Jiang Wen...so... something's weird.
The book shows his picture with the character named Baze, then lists Baze as being played by one Jiang Wen...so... something's weird.
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9:31AM on 05/17/2016
Man, this thing looks boring as hell.
Man, this thing looks boring as hell.
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9:52AM on 05/17/2016
You're either trolling lamely, or you're the only person on earth who can find a Star Wars secret-spy-mission film to sound boring.
You're either trolling lamely, or you're the only person on earth who can find a Star Wars secret-spy-mission film to sound boring.
10:15AM on 05/17/2016
No he is not trolling. Hey, guess what? We get another Star Wars film that revolves around a death star! This one follows the amazing adventures of the people that stole the plans for the death star! Because that is exactly what we need, a story about how R2 got the plans. Aren't you excited for this movie that doesn't matter!
No he is not trolling. Hey, guess what? We get another Star Wars film that revolves around a death star! This one follows the amazing adventures of the people that stole the plans for the death star! Because that is exactly what we need, a story about how R2 got the plans. Aren't you excited for this movie that doesn't matter!
11:36AM on 05/17/2016
Examine the poster.

All the actors look fairly engaged like they're really targeting a real combatant with their weapon.

Except Jyn.

She looks like she's staring at one of those fuzzy black light posters.

Honestly, I can't imagine how a movie about a Katniss clone would be interesting, even when it's cloaked in a Star Wars facade. TFA was bad enough, but this looks to be 2 hours of wishing it would end. No thanks.
Examine the poster.

All the actors look fairly engaged like they're really targeting a real combatant with their weapon.

Except Jyn.

She looks like she's staring at one of those fuzzy black light posters.

Honestly, I can't imagine how a movie about a Katniss clone would be interesting, even when it's cloaked in a Star Wars facade. TFA was bad enough, but this looks to be 2 hours of wishing it would end. No thanks.
11:39AM on 05/17/2016
Seriously, what happened to you people? This is STAR WARS! I cannot figure out why you all like to shit on it nowadays. So cynical. I cant figure if it is that you guys are young and therefore have zero true connection to the magic of it all or if you're old and jaded? Have you lost your ability to enjoy it? Now that I'm thinking about it, is there anything you actually do enjoy? I genuinely feel bad for you guys, your lives must be miserable
Seriously, what happened to you people? This is STAR WARS! I cannot figure out why you all like to shit on it nowadays. So cynical. I cant figure if it is that you guys are young and therefore have zero true connection to the magic of it all or if you're old and jaded? Have you lost your ability to enjoy it? Now that I'm thinking about it, is there anything you actually do enjoy? I genuinely feel bad for you guys, your lives must be miserable
12:58PM on 05/17/2016
Yes, I am genuinely, no-joke excited for a high-energy secret mission movie set on the Death Star. This is the Star Wars movie I've been wanting since I was four years old and saw the original in the theater. If it doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, well, okay, but I'm sorry about how dead you are inside.
Yes, I am genuinely, no-joke excited for a high-energy secret mission movie set on the Death Star. This is the Star Wars movie I've been wanting since I was four years old and saw the original in the theater. If it doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, well, okay, but I'm sorry about how dead you are inside.
2:28PM on 05/17/2016
@RobKong So what? A bowl full of feces with whipped cream on top, is still just a bowl full of feces. This has nothing to do with age, but rather, with poor screenwriting and silly feminist narratives.
@RobKong So what? A bowl full of feces with whipped cream on top, is still just a bowl full of feces. This has nothing to do with age, but rather, with poor screenwriting and silly feminist narratives.
2:31PM on 05/17/2016
@MoatMan: Thank you for clarifying that you're one of those "girls don't belong in Star Wars" types. We can all write you off as an asshole now. Much appreciated.
@MoatMan: Thank you for clarifying that you're one of those "girls don't belong in Star Wars" types. We can all write you off as an asshole now. Much appreciated.
4:39PM on 05/17/2016
@otterhead: Moat Man has a permanent panty twist about women as action heroes. They're a threat to his oh-so-sensitive masculinity ...
@otterhead: Moat Man has a permanent panty twist about women as action heroes. They're a threat to his oh-so-sensitive masculinity ...
10:28PM on 05/17/2016
@otterhead Except that's not at all what I said. Female leads in Star Wars would be great, if they had solid casting and an interesting narrative. Feminist narratives just aren't interesting.

Instead of getting a great female lead modeled after female heroes like Amelia Earhart or Molly Pitcher, we get another Barbie Doll saving the galaxy with girl power. Utterly dreadful. It's a serious step backwards, before great films with female leads like Alien, Terminator, Underworld, the 5th
@otterhead Except that's not at all what I said. Female leads in Star Wars would be great, if they had solid casting and an interesting narrative. Feminist narratives just aren't interesting.

Instead of getting a great female lead modeled after female heroes like Amelia Earhart or Molly Pitcher, we get another Barbie Doll saving the galaxy with girl power. Utterly dreadful. It's a serious step backwards, before great films with female leads like Alien, Terminator, Underworld, the 5th Element, etc.

Honestly, the ones who champion strong female leads should be the loudest critics of this silly drek.
11:02PM on 05/17/2016
@Moaty: Ahhh, thanks for the clarification: Jyn and Rey are too young for you. You only like female leads if you think they're hot babes and/or Milla Jovovitch. Understood. Don't worry: there's more man-centered movies with hot babes coming from Michael Bay soon.
@Moaty: Ahhh, thanks for the clarification: Jyn and Rey are too young for you. You only like female leads if you think they're hot babes and/or Milla Jovovitch. Understood. Don't worry: there's more man-centered movies with hot babes coming from Michael Bay soon.
11:49PM on 05/17/2016
@otterhead bahahaha!! That's exactly what goes through my head when he trolls with this shit. He's just an ignorant kid
@otterhead bahahaha!! That's exactly what goes through my head when he trolls with this shit. He's just an ignorant kid
11:15AM on 05/18/2016
@otterhead Sigourney Weaver is a hot babe? Emilia Earhart is a hot babe? Are you illiterate?
@otterhead Sigourney Weaver is a hot babe? Emilia Earhart is a hot babe? Are you illiterate?
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