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Today in Rogue One: Alan Tudyk on K-2SO, Databank updates and more

ro-k-2so-cropAlan 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.

→ Speaking of Bodhi, Birth Movie Death’s Siddhant Adlakha looks at what the character and the casting bode for the new era of Star Wars being more inclusive.

→ A whole bunch of Rogue One stuff has shown up in the StarWars.com Databank. Most noteably, we learn that Jedha is “small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter” and “home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force.” We also learn what Orson Krennic is director of, more about the death troopers and where Saw Gerrera has been hanging out. Also up: Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Chirrut Imwe, Baze Malbus, Bodhi Rook, K-2SO, shoretroopers, AT-ACTs and Scarif.

→ Donnie Yen talks to Extra about one reason why the Empire may be so interested in Jedha.

Rogue One has an official synopsis. It’s nothing we don’t know already.

The Force Awakens out on Blu-Ray 3D (plus Abrams commentary) in the fall

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A second The Force Awakens Blu-Ray set is on tap for fall, this time in 3D. The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition features a few new extras, most notably an audio commentary from director J.J. Abrams.

The release, which contains a Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD, will begin rolling out on October 31 and arrive in the U.S. and Canada on November 15.

No word yet on that rumored prequel 3D set, though.

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New Rogue One trailer coming Thursday

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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:

Prequel alumni reveals “small role” in Rogue One

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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.

First (almost) look at a new ship from Rogue One

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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.