Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New 'Rogue One' Info Released Via Official Star Wars Databank

By: Benjamin Hart

With the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just hours away from release, hype is building and news about the film seems to be popping up everywhere. The latest bit of information regarding Rogue One comes to us from the official Star Wars site.'s Databank has been updated to include a collection of characters, vehicles and locations from Rogue One, and with it we got some interesting new details!

First off, in the description for Jedha, it's revealed that the planet is a frozen desert world and it's history with the Jedi is also touched on:

"A small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force. At one time a world important to the Jedi Order, Jedha serves as a holy site for pilgrims from across the galaxy who seek spiritual guidance. Now, the Empire occupies Jedha, and a prolonged battle between Imperial forces and scattered Rebels carries on in the timeworn streets."

Furthermore, in the description for Saw Gerrera, it's confirmed that Saw is on Jedha at the time of the film leading his extremist rebel group against the Empire:

"A battered veteran of the Clone Wars as well as the ongoing rebellion against the Empire, Saw Gerrera leads a band of Rebel extremists. Saw has lost much in his decades of combat, but occasional flashes of the charismatic and caring man he once was shine through his calloused exterior. Gerrera is bunkered on the ancient world of Jedha, coordinating a prolonged insurgency against the Imperial occupation. Saw’s ailing health has not withered his resolve to fight."

Next, we get a profile of Scarif which describes the extent of the Empire's presence there:

"The planet Scarif would be a beautiful tropical paradise if not for the presence of a major Imperial military installation. Scarif is the principal construction facility for the vast Imperial war machine. The world is enveloped in impenetrable deflector shields and is heavily defended."

And in the Shoretroopers' summary it's mentioned that the planet is home to an Imperial headquarters:

"Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top secret Imperial military headquarters on Scarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility."

And lastly, we get some info about the AT-ACT walkers and what makes them different from AT-ATs:

"A larger version of the standard combat AT-AT, the AT-ACT walker features a dedicated cargo bed for the transportation of heavy building materials or combat munitions. It was deployed at major Imperial construction projects, such as shipyards and sprawling research installations."

If you'd like to check out all the rest of the databank entries you can find links to them below:

The fact that Jedha is a cold planet, despite looking like a warm desert world, explains the heavy jacket Cassian Andor has been seen wearing in various photos and footage. And Saw Gerrera being on Jedha gives us a clue that a large portion of the film will most likely play out there. It's also interesting to speculate that there may be more going on at Scarif than just the Death Star's final stages of construction(not that that isn't enough).

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th!

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