Artwork from 'Rogue One' Revealed + A New 'Star Wars Show' Video
Get a load of this! The original Star Wars: A New Hope was released in theaters today, on May 25th, exactly 39 years ago. To celebrate the occasion, Lucasfilm launched a new episode on YouTube of "The Star Wars Show". If you're a huge Star Wars geek anxiously awaiting the next movies, this is worth watching because it starts out with Chewbacca (yes, the real one!) on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII with an appearance by director Rian Johnson. Later in the video, they reveal the first art for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Europe event - which is a kick ass piece of art featuring some characters from The Force Awakens and the upcoming Rogue One. Our friends at SlashFilm were able to score a high res version in order to provide fans with a closer look at some of the characters, including Death Troopers which we haven't really seen yet.
Here's the latest "Star Wars Show" video, featuring the Chewbacca Mom and more - via YouTube:
The artwork below was first revealed for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Europe, taking place in London this July. The image features characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Rogue One, though most of the lower half is from Rogue One. SlashFilm has a high resolution copy and points out the various parts - aside from Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, and Ben Mendelsohn as Director Krennic, there's two "Death Troopers" with green lights in their masks, one "Shoretrooper" throwing a grenade, and a couple of AT-ACTs (which stands for All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport, similar to AT-ATs in Empire). This looks really cool, I love the design and the way everything is integrated together. Can't wait to see more.
Click the image to download the full high-res version and get a closer look at the various characters:
With Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker & Diego Luna. "Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe," stated Kathleen Kennedy. Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. It's being directed by English filmmaker Gareth Edwards, of the movies Monsters and Godzilla previously. The screenplay is credited to Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Golden Compass, Cinderella) based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. Disney will release Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters everywhere starting December 16th, 2016 this year. For even more Star Wars updates on FS, click here.