Disney CEO Bob Iger Shows Scenes from Rogue One to Shareholders


No, it’s not a trailer, but until we do get that glorious and gritty first look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we shall have to settle for a description thanks to Disney CEO Bob Iger…

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During a recent shareholders meeting, Disney’s Bob Iger shared the first footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will be hitting theaters this December 16. And while the footage hasn’t been made public, a Slashfilm representative was on-hand and has detailed what they saw.

"“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."

Chrome troopers, before A New Hope? Very interesting…I wonder if there was an elite core of troopers that Phasma came from, and her backstory might be explored more in Star Wars: Episode VIII (her armor did come from Palpatine’s scrapped barge from Naboo).

"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.”"

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Iger went on to confirm that Rogue One takes place before A New Hope, and is about a band of rebels who are plotting to steal the plans for the Death Star. These descriptions definitely have me extremely excited for Rogue One, in December!

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