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Here are the latest images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Here are the latest images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A long time ago on a beach, far, far away.

At least, that's what the latest images of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would have us believe the latest deep space spin-off will concern itself with: sun, sand and stormtroopers. 

Entertainment Weekly has got its hands on a set of images for Gareth Edwards' prequel/sequel romp, the majority of which focus on a new planet in the Star Wars world that Edwards describes as a "sort of South Pacific, tropical paradise planet". 

Check them out - and spare a thought for the poor actors stuck sweating inside those storm trooper suits...

The rise of the Deathtrooper

How do you make a Stormtrooper even scarier? Paint them black and switch 'Storm' for 'Drain' (there's a rain joke in there but we're not going to make it).

This bad ass squad is out to hunt down members of the Rebel uprising. Expect them to stand next to Darth Vader at some point and look all ominous. 


The bad guy

While Darth Vader is set to return in Rogue One, you'll be seeing a lot more of Ben Mendelsohn's Director Orson Krennic, responsible for protecting the security of the Death Star project.

Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm's head of story development, describes him as "unpredictable and volatile". Sounds like a right lad. 


Is that a doll?

No details have been given on exactly what's going on here, but that Deathtrooper is holding a Stormtrooper doll that will have "special significance in the story".


A new hot shot pilot

This is Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions), who'll be playing the Rebel squad's lead pilot, Bodhi Rook. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy describes him as "a little tense, a little volatile, but everybody in the group really relies on his technical skills".


Waterworld

More of that water-covered world that will be playing a central role in the film - it might look nice, but apparently it lives right next door to the Death Star.


Yet more stars

Here we see Donnie Yen in the background - playing Chirrut Imwe - and Jiang Wen in the foreground - playing Baze Malbus. Kennedy likens this duo to R2 and C-3PO. But human, obviously. 


The droid you're looking for

Meet K-2SO, a new brusque, blunt security droid voiced by Alan Tudyk (Firefly). Apparently he'll be delivering some of the film's comedy - but in a dry, unwitting manner.