It's rumored that we won't get the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer until Captain America: Civil War hits theaters this May. And it's looking like we won't get any confirmation about the characters in this next Star Wars movie until that time. But thanks to Making Star Wars, we might now know the name of Diego Luna's role, rumored to be a Rebel spy who infiltrates the Imperial Senate.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place prior to the events seen in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, with a group of Rebels on a heist mission to steal plans to the first dreaded Death Star. So far, no character names have been revealed for the movie. Many believed that Diego Luna was playing Luke's friend Biggs Darklighter. While they have similar looks, it sounds like Diego Luna is playing a completely new character.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Felicity Jones' is playing a character called Jyn, a name that has a long history in the Star Wars extended universe. Though, this character name has still not been verified. It's believed that this name could just be a placeholder in pervious drafts of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenplay. But this new report claims that Jyn is the final name for Felicity Jones' Rebel spy. And that Diego Luna's name is Cassein Willix.
It is further reported that Cassein and Jyn are the two main Rebels who infiltrate the Empire and steal the Death Star plans. But Making Star Wars refuses to confirm 100% that these are the character's names.
One scene in the movie has been previously teased. It is said that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will pay homage to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope by having these two don disguises to get closer to the plans. Jyn is said to dress up as an Imperial Gunner. At the same time, Cassein goes for a higher commanding station to pose as an Imperial Commander. None of this has ever been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm. But it sounds plausible.
So does the inclusion of a Hover Tank and Trooper said to be in the movie. Making Star Wars reportedly got a good look at this new addition to the franchise, which should make for an excellent toy. A sketch of the solider has been provided, giving us a good idea what the helmet on this guy looks like. There isn't any further details availabe for the Hover Tank Trooper. It is blieved that they mainly drive the vehicles, and do not engage in combat alongside the tradition Stormtroopers first introduced in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
The Hover Tank trooper is said to be very reminessent of the Clone Troopers from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, which actually predate these new solders by a couple of decades. Here is how the costume is described.
"The visor doesn't go down in a complete "T" like the Fett-inspired helmet. It has two large aerators that remind me of hand-held vacuums. The armor itself is in the spirit of the Scout Trooper...Not identical or as close as the Scarab Trooper's armor in that respect (not to mention this trooper is white and that one is yellow). The cranium of the helmet reminded me of the classic A New Hope Stormtrooper in shape."
This new helmet is said to closley resemble concept art for the new Stormtrooper helmets in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So, what do you think? Is any of this enough to get you excited for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Or are you holding out for the first trailer before you make any lasting judgements on this first Star Wars spinoff?