Continues their coverage of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Entertainment Weekly has revealed even more photos from the film…
Just yesterday, Entertainment Weekly dropped an epic bomb on the Star Wars fandom filled with information, bios, and all new photos from the very first Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Today, EW is back with a bevy of new photos to wet our appetite, with five more Rogue One photos. This simple task: To answer Rogue One’s burning questions.
EW’s shot here of actor Donnie Yen who portrays the blind warrior-monk, Chirrut Imwe, focuses on the weapon on his back. In the trailer for Rogue One, we see him beat-down a Stormtrooper using a wooden staff (not a lightsaber), however, the blaster looking weapon slung over his back, looks unusually ornamental for a mere blaster.
In fact, as EW notes, It seems to be a more elegant version of the kind of bowcaster used by Chewbacca. Does it have some sort of historical significance? And why would a blind warrior need a blaster, anyway? Can he actually use the Force?
As Capt. Cassian Andor, Diego Luna leads the Rebels in the beach battle alongside his fellow Rebel soldiers, which as EW points out, all of them are human.
From the original trilogy, we know that a great many alien creatures also joined the Rebellion forces, and EW asked director Gareth Edwards if we’ll see those aliens mix it up with the humans, in Rogue One. He responded, somewhat jokingly:
"“They’re not necessarily front-and-center. But maybe one day, there’ll be a spinoff movie.”"
“Baze Malbus Takes Aim”
Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus, is a grizzled veteran that clearly believes more in the force of firepower than the actual Force. In the above photo, we see him taking up position beside a crashed X-wing fighter, slinging around a huge blaster that’s linked up to a rather large power pack on his back.
The real question EW posits is:
"“Was he the pilot of this downed vehicle? In the teaser, we see Chirrut taking out Stormtroopers with this wreckage in the background. Is this where the two meet and become brothers-in-arms — or does their friendship go back much further?”"
EW notes that in this day and age, it’s just a matter of time before people start “shipping” Jyn and Cassian. She’s the bad girl (“I rebel”), and he’s the straight laced officer in the Rebellion.
But what does that automatically mean a relationship must form? The two will most likely form a friendship, and probably learn to trust each other, but does that really mean that need to fall in love? Do we really need to fall into that stereotypical movie trope?
Entertainment Weekly is sure to continue its coverage of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so stay tuned as we will bring you everything that comes out, as it happens.