The first bit of “Rogue One” footage was shown earlier today by Disney CEO Bob Iger at their annual shareholders meeting in Chicago, and a description of what was shown has made it’s way online!
Slash Film has posted a description of the footage presented to the shareholders, as one of their readers was present at the meeting and sent them a report about what was said, and shown for “Rogue One.”
You can check out what Bob Iger said about the “Rogue One,” and the description of the footage shown from Slash Film below:
From Bob Iger:
“It’s our first original standalone Star Wars story. It’s about a band of rebels who are plotting to steal the plans for the Death Star. The action takes place right before the events in the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV, which was called A New Hope. And I can’t wait for you to see it, it’s in theaters this December.”
Most of it was very quick. A shot of the black stormtrooper, possibly called Death Troopers as previously reported, another pic of that same style of helmet and armor but all chrome, reminiscent of Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, an image showed two AT-ATs that had a slightly different look with the door panel on the side of the body painted a lighter beige color. And a couple cast photos were shown, one of Felicity & Diego Luna and another of Donnie Yen. The clip featured Felicity’s character on what looked like the inside of a ship or shuttle with her arm up holding on and the hatch/ramp open behind her. I wish I could remember what she said as part of the sizzle but it went by too fast. The new stormtroopers looked great. …
It all looked great, had a classic Star Wars/A New Hope look & feel. Bob Iger said that they didn’t have footage but that it & Episode VIII had been filming as previously stated. I’m definitely more excited for the film since it will be set close to the classic trilogy time & like I said it definitely had a similar look/feel
Sounds really cool to me, as I can’t wait to see more of these new Stormtroopers we keep hearing about! We shouldn’t have to wait that much longer for the first official trailer, so hopefully we’ll be hearing more details about that soon.