Time is running out for the heroes of the Go Rogue YouTube series, with just two installments left to outwit the Empire in this fan-created, toy-sized adventure. Written, directed and produced by a team of Star Wars superfans, the original four-part stop motion story stars key toys from the new Rogue One line before they hit stores Sept. 30. Chapter 3 is live on Star Wars YouTube, and you can watch the new short film below.
The series follows the imagined adventures (no film spoilers!) of Rogue One toys as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set that have been misplaced by the Empire. Chapter 3 features the first look at the Hasbro Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT in action, which can be controlled remotely by smart device, as well as now familiar characters in new toy forms and scale sizes, such as Hasbro's 3.75" action figures. Additionally, some special effects in Chapter 3 were created using the Hasbro Star Wars StudioFX App that launches for free on Sept. 30.
Chapter 2 left off with Jyn Erso and an unlikely group of heroes recovering half of the Death Star building instructions. In Chapter 3, the Rebels seek the second instruction book on rain-soaked Eadu, but the Empire has beaten them to the prize. Will they be able to outsmart the scheming Director Krennic to escape with the instructions and their lives?
The four-part Go Rogue series has been embraced by fans worldwide, with the first two installments garnering more than 5 million views to date. The series kicks off a global UGC (user-generated content) contest beginning Sept. 30 that asks fans to share their own Rogue Stories. More information is available at StarWars.com/GoRogue for ages 13+, and for parents of kids ages 8-12, have them visit Disney.com/MyRogueStory.
The Hasbro Star Wars StudioFX™ App allows fans to create their own Star Wars movie or #GoRogue UGC entry set in a galaxy far, far away with the Hasbro Star Wars StudioFX App! Recreate battle scenes with Hasbro figures and vehicles, and bring the action to life with visual and sound effects from the films. Simply stage the figures, choose which special effects to use, press record, and select when the effects are added to each scene. Unlock additional effects by collecting and scanning compatible Hasbro Star Wars products. With more than 50 unique effects, the Hasbro Star Wars StudioFX App gives fans the force needed to create their own Star Wars movie magic. Available for free on iOS and Android devices beginning Sept. 30.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on December 16, starring Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso, Ben Mendelsohn as Director Krennic, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook and Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus. The Go Rogue series was created by a team of superfans led by James DeJulio at Tongal, written by Kevin Ulrich, and brought to life by stop motion animators and directors Dan MacKenzie and Tucker Barrie. Take a look at Chapter 3 of Go Rogue below.