Monday, December 12, 2016

EW Reveals New Aliens & Droids From 'Rogue One'

By: Benjamin Hart

Even though we're just a couple days away from seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters, we still have much to learn before finding our seat in the theater. Entertainment Weekly has published a new piece focusing some some previously unknown aliens and droids from the film.

First off, they reveal that legendary Star Wars alum Warwick Davis will be portraying a character named Weeteef Cyubee. The short alien is part of Saw Gerrera's group of rebels. His name and "wee teeth" are loosely inspired by a piranha.

Next up, we have new details on the giant, furry, Wampa-like creature, Moroff. The mask he wears over his mouth is a voice-translation box. Creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan explains that Moroff can fight and even carry cargo on his back, but he can be a a bit uncooperative at times:

"Whenever he's asked to do something, he does it begrudgingly. But whatever his short, grumpy reaction to a command might be, his voice box is always politically correct, saying, 'Yes, of course I will!'"

Moving on, we also learn more about the intriguing Droid we saw in previously released images. The dirty, white humanoid machine is called a Farm Droid. Scanlan adds that the Droid will have an important role in the film:

"The character alerts him to the arrival of the Imperial troops."

Furthermore, we're introduced to Beezer Fortuna, who shares a look and a surname with Jabba The Hutt's majordomo Bib Fortuna, and a rebel fighter imprisoned by the Empire named Oolin Musters.

Additionally, we get a new look at Edrio Two Tubes' "eggmate" Benthic, another member of Saw Gerrera's rebel forces.

And we also get our best look yet at Admiral Raddus, who's voiced by Stephen Stanton.


You see more over at Entertainment Weekly! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters later this week on December 16th!

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