Much like with “The Force Awakens” last year, Entertainment Weekly is blowing the lid off of Some “Rogue One” details, as it graces the cover this week’s issue.
So far, Entertainment Weekly’s article revealed and confirmed the names and details on all the main characters, and confirmed probably the biggest rumor surrounding Rogue One. Darth Vader is back!
Here are the confirmed character names and some of the details on them from Entertainment Weekly’s article:
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones)–A streetwise delinquent who has been on her own since 15, she has fighting skills and a knowledge of the galactic underworld that the Rebel Alliance desperately needs.
Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna)- Andor is a by-the-book Rebel intelligence officer, brought in to steady the volatile Erso, but he’s no square.
Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen)- He’s no Jedi, but he’s devoted to their ways and has used his spirituality to overcome his blindness and become a formidable warrior.
Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen)- Heavily armored, Baze prefers a blaster to hokey religions and ancient weapons, but he is devoted to protecting his friend Chirrut at all costs.
Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed)- Bodhi is this Rebel squad’s lead pilot. He tends to be hot-headed, but any abrasiveness is overshadowed by his skills in the air — and the void of space.
K-2SO (Alan Tudyk)- This towering, powerful security droid is described by Edwards as “the antithesis of C-3PO.” In other words, he’s tough, confident, not especially interested in “human/cyborg relations,” and the complete opposite of a neurotic fussbudget.
Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen)- Jyn’s estranged father is like the galactic version of nuclear pioneer J. Robert Oppenheimer, with doomsday knowledge that is sought by both the Empire and the Rebellion.
Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn)- On the opposing side, this villain is an ambitious Imperial apparatchik who intends to use his squad of Deathtroopers to pulverize the Rebel uprising and ascend into the Emperor’s graces – while hopefully avoiding the wrath of his enforcer, Darth Vader.
It was also revealed that Forrest Whitaker’s character is a surprise, and will be revealed later today. So stay tuned for that. But for more on the characters of Rogue One and what the crew has to say about them, be sure to check out the full article at Entertainment Weekly.
I love it when we get information for a new “Star Wars” movie like this, and more is to come this week from Entertainment Weekly, as tomorrow they will be debut new images from the film.