I had such a great time at Celebration but this open exhibition of props, costumes and models from the upcoming movie was definitely one of the biggest highlights and a chance to see something really exclusive even though I couldn’t attend the panel. Lots of details from the film were revealed.
Let’s start with some characters…
It’s awesome to see the detail put into these characters – how diverse they are and yet you can see that they are Rebels just by looking.
We got some good info on Orson Krennic – the Director of Advanced Weapons Research, who will stop at nothing to get the Ultimate weapon finished. We get the idea that it has taken far longer than originally anticipated, I imagine they’d planned on having it up and running before any real Rebellion could start.
Next up we had the new Stormtroopers
We got some exclusive info from these displays. Deathtroopers are part of Imperial Intelligence and are personally assigned to Director Krennic.
We’ve had the name of the Shoretroopers before but what I was really excited to see was the name of the new planet Scarif where they are stationed
And lastly what I was really hoping to see, some new vehicles!!
The AT-ACT has been seen before but it was great to see a model up close. I originally thought they’d just painted the sides orange to sell more toys, but it’s clear that it’s actually a removable cargo container which makes practical sense.
The new TIE Striker had been leaked earlier but it was great to see this new design. Strikers are designed to work in atmosphere to protect Imperial installations but can pursue targets into space if required.
Lastl something truly exclusive! Our first look at Krennic’s Delta class shuttle!
My armour hasn’t changed much recently but I do have a new ship ‘The Space-Age Mariner’ thanks to the weekly Sterling Treasures from the April update (also here’s proof I’ve now made it to the Moon!!)
After escaping the Fallen I returned to the Cosmodrome to look for a warp drive to make my scavenged ship spaceworthy. In doing so I ran into and defeated some of the Fallen leadership.
The House of Devils
The Fallen are divided into many houses, each displaying the colours and emblem of their lost nobility. The House of Devils are at the forefront of the attack on humanity,having lead the famed battle of Twilight Gap on the City. Even now they hold their territory in Old Russia, always within reach of the Wall. Captain
Captains are the fiercest of the Fallen ranks, ruling through gear and brutality. They have the privilege of greater Ether rations and protective shielding and carry blades with which to slay their enemies or put down insubordination. Archon
Archons are heroes of the Fallen, fulfilling a role that combines both Priest and Warlord. Archons have a close relationship with the Servitors, perhaps explaining their vastly increased size. Fearsome in appearance and in battle, the death of an Archon is a cause for celebration in the City. Skiff
The Fallen use Skiffs to rapidly deploy their troops across Earth’s surface, protecting them with powerful artillery
New details emerged recently about the cast of Rogue One, with character names coming out along with some key information about their roles. Not long ago some ship details were leaked but I’d rather wait to hear officially
Our lead character is a Rebel among Rebels. Arrested by the Rebellion for a series of crimes (must be something serious for Rebels to expend resources imprisoning her) she has another chance as Mon Mothma sends her to find information on the new Imperial weapon. Certainly this will involve her father Galen, who is in possession of vital information.
Cassian is a skilled intelligence officer within the Rebellion. Calm and level-headed he is brought in to supervise Jyn’s more volatile nature.
Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus
Chirrut follows the ways of the Force, though he cannot sense it like Jedi. His spirituality has helped him overcome his blindness and gives him purpose.H is companion Baze is sceptucal of his beliefs but will fiercely defend his friend and follow him loyally.
Bodhi is a skilled and versatile pilot who ferries important cargo for the Rebellion.
A droid in service of the Rebellion. A skilled and useful droid, but distinctly lacking in protocol programming. Saw Gerrera
The most interesting reveal was that this character wasn’t new at all but had already appeared in The Clone Wars. Saw led a revolt against the Separatists on his homeworld with the aid of no less than An skin Skywalker. Saw represents the more extreme elements of the Rebellion who will use any method to topple the Empire.
Bearing the title of Director (I assume this is more to do with his role than an official rank – which looks like Grand Admiral). A ruthless commander who uses his Deathtroopers to eliminate any opposition.
We also had confirmation that Vader will appear in the movie. I’m heading to Celebration in a few weeks and will be posting pictures of the props and costumes and hopefully some other exciting stuff!!!