Now that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has proven there’s more than enough life left in the franchise to support future film endeavors, Disney and Lucasfilm are pressing forward with the upcoming spinoff/prequel movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Although not much has been teased about the movie other than a cast photo, an exhibit is now giving fans a slightly closer look at the new film.
According to ScreenRant, “Star Wars” fans attending the Jan. 27 - Feb. 1 Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany are being treated to a little teaser for the upcoming film. On display at the event are four of the character costumes that were previously featured in the first cast photo for the film (above). Specifically on display at the event are the costumes worn by Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen.
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As previously reported, the film will take place between “Star Wars” films “Revenger of the Sith” and “A New Hope” and focus on a rag-tag group of rebel fighters as they embark on a daring mission to steal the original plans for the infamous Death Star. As any fan of the movies will know, their mission is ultimately successful as the Rebel Alliance uses said plans in “A New Hope” to take down the massive space station, but the story of how they got these plans and the human cost of the mission have never been told on screen.
Final Rogue 1 Costume unveiled this morning pic.twitter.com/nde7jvBl1P
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According to CinemaBlend, there may be more to the story than meets the eye as several rumors have spread that some of the characters featured in the “Rogue One” photo have either a deep relation to each other or famous “Star Wars” characters like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). In addition, because the movie takes place in the past, some are speculating that appearances from young versions of characters like Han Solo or Darth Vader may be making their way to the film as well.
Some cool Rogue One costume pics! pic.twitter.com/t4O9GvVKie
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As Entertainment Weekly notes, there’s not much that can be learned about the plot of the movie from the costume displays other than each character’s preferred weapon of choice and the fact that, wherever they’re going in the film it appears to be someplace very, very cold. Fans will just have to wait until the movie comes out on Dec. 16 to find out.
Star Wars Rogue One Costumes 3 pic.twitter.com/HRp0wBCijv
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