Five Questions We Need Answered In the New Rogue One Trailer

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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of Rogue One, we know that Donnie Yen’s character is named Chirrut Imwe, a blind warrior who believes and follows the ways of the Jedi, even though he isn’t one. This means he’s not Force sensitive, but even without that special sixth sense he’s trained himself to be a formidable warrior in spite of his sightlessness.

But will he ever get to tap into the Force, and why does he follow the ways and teachings of the Jedi? Did he at one time know a Jedi Master? Was he at one time strong in the Force but then lost the connection? Or does he suppress his Force powers because of the Empire’s persecution of the Jedi?

I for one cannot wait to see him literally kick some stormtrooper ass, on-screen, and I want to know what other kinds of weapons he uses besides that Chewbacca-like bowcaster. We’ve seen him dispatch troopers with some sort of stick-weapon. I guess it’s too much to hope for a lightsaber.

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