15 New Rogue One Photos Released

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

X-Wing CR: ILM/© Lucasfilm LFL 2016. Image Credit: ILM

As EW points out, that wheel-shaped space station in the photo above,  that an X-wing squadron is attacking, is the Shield Gate. The world below is Scarif, and it is key to the Empire’s military-industrial complexes. Rogue One’s  filmmakers describe it as a galactic Los Alamos, “the top-secret desert town where scientists and engineers built the first nuclear bomb during World War II.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

X-Wing. ILM/Lucasfilm

Here you have the very same X-Wing squadron flying over the space station gateway, in what has been called the film’s critical battle.