In just three months and one day, the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will finally hit theaters. As the countdown continues towards this release, two new international posters have debuted, giving fans a new look at Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her crew, along with the iconic Death Star. These posters will be released in South Korea and Japan, respectively.
The posters debuted on the Star Wars official Twitter, featuring new looks at several characters. The first poster features the droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) and Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), who are all flanking Jyn Erso. These posters come just a few weeks before Rogue One’s own Force Friday event, where toys and other merchandise will go on sale for this spinoff. Force Friday will take place on September 30, and there will certainly be more merchandise and toys unveiled as we get closer to the big event.
Disney and LucasFilm have also been unveiling some of these toys through a four-part series of innovative short films entitled Go Rogue. These stop-motion shorts were put together by a group of fans, which offers a new look at Jyn Erso and this unlikely group of heroes. Only by working together can this newly formed band of Rebels outsmart the Empire and restore freedom to the Galaxy. The first two chapters have already been unveiled, with two more set to arrive before Force Friday.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016. Take a look at these new international posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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