6 Things We Know About ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ So Far

The premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is fast approaching so it makes sense if you’re feeling a little impatient. We decided to round up all the things we know about the upcoming movie from the plot to the new characters for those who just can’t wait. Here are six things we know about Rogue One so far.

1. Jyn Erso leads the rebellion into battle.

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Jyn is our new hero who is the one who goes from a rabble-rouser to rebellion leader in the new movie. She is the granddaughter of a famous scientist named Galen Erso.

2. K-2SO is an Imperial droid reprogrammed.

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We have seen many droids help with the rebel fight. But the other side also has droids on their side. It looks like the rebels are able to fight this by reprogramming them, and we get a new robotic character out of it.

3. There are links to Clone wars.

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There aren’t many fans of the prequels, but they are still sort of canon. There is a link to them in this movie with Saw Gerrera played by Forest WhitakerHis character is a veteran from the war and now leads Rebel extremists.

4. We’ll see some familiar faces

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Two of them being Mon Mothma, who is a leader of the Rebellion and Bail Organa who is a representative in the Republic Senate.

5. We’re getting more Darth Vader.

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What’s a Star Wars movie with Darth Vader? In case you were worried we are going to see the leader in this movie.

6. We have two new locations.

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There is Jedha which is a desert moon that has a permanent winter, and one of the first civilizations to explore the Force. Then there is Scarif which is tropical and has an Imperial military installation. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts in theaters Friday, December 16, 2016