Alan Tudyk drops some details on his Rogue One character, the droid K-2SO, over at Entertainment Weekly. He adresses Kaytoo’s past as an Imperial security droid, his accent, and his relationship with Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, and even describes a scene – or part of one, anyway. EW this week has also covered the planet Jedha and spoke to Riz Ahmed about his character Bodhi Rook.
In Entertainment Weekly, Rogue One director Gareth Edward drops a few hints as to why the planet Jedha is important in both the film and to the galaxy, and what it means even with the Jedi presumably extinct.
NBC will be premiering a new Rogue One trailer during their Olympic coverage on Thursday, @starwars has announced. For those who aren’t stuck to the pole-vaulting and all that other stuff going down in Rio, we expect the trailer will be up on the official Youtube quickly thereafter.
Like the Monday Night Football debut of a major The Force Awakens trailer last year, the purpose of this is to reach a mainstream audience beyond us fandom mainstays – something a standalone like Rogue One may need even more than TFA did.
Here’s the spot that ran this weekend, advertising the premiere:
I admit I was doubtful when some claimed they had spotted a sliver of Jimmy Smits in the Rogue One sizzle reel at Celebration, but now the man himself confirmed it – in a squirrely sort of manner – on The Talk:
So now we know: Bail Organa may appear briefly in Rogue One – assuming his shots makes the final cut, that is.
Smits played Bail Organa, the adoptive father of Leia, in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Debuting (sort of) on the latest Star Wars Show is the U-wing, or Incom UT-60D, a new ship we’ll see in Rogue One… Which was also in the very first piece of Rogue One concept art we saw! That’s the movie still above, and here are a few screenshots:
Learn more from our old pal Matt Martin of the Story Group, who stops by with more details. The show also features “Weird Al” Yankovic.
They also announced a second show, The Star Wars Aftershow, which launches Thursday on Verizon’s Youtube. It’ll be hosts Andi and Peter along with “other Lucasfilm employees” talking about the week’s news in a round table setting.