Russian Rogue One Poster Reveals the Darkness and Brutality of War


Russia has released its official Rogue One poster, and it paints a dark and brutal picture of the war between the Empire and the Rebellion…

The Russian Rogue One: A Star Wars Story poster made its debut at Comic-Con Russia, recently, and thanks to @StarWarsNewsNet, who tweeted the photo, we have a clear look at what is a brutal look at the war between the Empire and the Rebellion.

As you can see, the Imperial forces are mounting an attack on what appears to a beachhead on the planet Scarif. A battalion of Stormtroopers leads the way, as AT-ACT’s (All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport) follow in the distance.

What makes this Russian version of the Rogue One poster look so hauntingly beautiful, is the helmet of a fallen Rebel, lying in the water, with the image of the Rebellion reflecting on the water’s surface.

Thanks to Redditor REGELBEAST, we have an English translation of the Russian poster:

Image Credit: Lucasfilm

“A Rebellion Built on Hope”

Website Screen Rant notes that the in the Russian version of the poster tweeted by Star Wars News Net, there is a 12+ rating for Rogue One, in Russia:

"One interesting tidbit on the poster is the “12+” rating that’s in the bottom lefthand corner. With just over two months to go until Rogue One‘s release, it seems a bit early for there to be an official rating in place from any classification board. However, this does not mean people in Russia have seen the movie. According to Twitter user Bogert, it is simply the “distributor’s desired rating” and not official. There’s a chance it could change once December rolls around, since the American PG-13 (the presumed rating in the States) is 16+ in Russia."

With a much darker tone, and with all the images we’ve seen thus far, in regard to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I can only hope that the PG-13 rating will stand here in the US and the UK.

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