Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rumor: More Tidbits About the Troopers of 'Rogue One'

By: Dominic Jones

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Star Wars: Anthology film, hits theatres December 16th and official details about the film are still few and far between.  Lately, however, the rumor mill has been heating up and our friends over at have some new details about the different types of stormtroopers we can expect to see in the Gareth Edwards directed film.  As usual, there is a chance this may not be accurate but if you are trying to avoid all Rogue One spoilers then stop reading now.  This is your SPOILER ALERT!

According to MSW,
I have been told that the black Stormtroopers in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will belong to an elite unit called Death Squad. It takes me back to the Kenner line of Star Wars action figures that had a “Death Squad Commander” before it was renamed “Star Destroyer Commander.” I’m not sure if the name is in tribute or merely a badass sounding coincidence.

In trooper news, I’ve heard another trooper mentioned called the “Pinnacle Trooper.” At this time I have no point of reference for the design. I do wonder/speculate if it will be the the long faced black Stormtrooper? In other points of clarification, the the Stormtrooper with the green lights by the microphone areas of the mask are the classic Death Trooper and not the long faced one we saw in the Donnie Yen released photo of the masks.

If this information pans out to pertain to screen used terms, we will have a Scarab Trooper, a Pinnacle Trooper, and a Death Squad consisting of black Stormtroopers in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Empire has never sounded more menacing.

It sounds like Rogue One is going to give a look at some of the more elite forces of the Empire, after all this is the film that is suppose to put the "Wars" back in Star Wars.

As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.


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