Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
One of the great joys of the Star Wars universe is that every alien in every shot has gained a backstory over the years. Sure, you don’t have to know the complex and dramatic history of that alien sitting at the cantina bar next to Luke Skywalker, but the information is out there if you care to find it. That’s the appeal of a science fiction world that feels so lived-in – you can see the history of everyone and everything on screen.
There’s definitely some history attached to Edrio Two Tubes, a new character who will make his debut in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This Tognath bounty hunter and pilot is the kind of guy whose costume tells its own story. And yes, you can check out some more detailed photos below.
Our first look at Edrio Two Tubes comes from the San Diego Comic-Con show floor and a simple once-over of his costume will reveal some interesting details. For starters, he’s wearing a TIE Fighter pilot box on his chest, which appears to be attached to a customized breathing device. The weapon in his hand isn’t a traditional blaster – it looks like a modified Tusken Raider rifle. This guy’s been around and it certainly looks like he’s assembled his clothing and arsenal from fallen foes.
The official Star Wars Facebook page has also supplied some actual hard information about his backstory and his motivation. It seems that Edrio Two Tubes is an ally of the Rebel Alliance, but he works directly with Forest Whitaker‘s Saw Gerrera, who leads the most radical cell of the rebellion. Here’s what you need to know:
Edrio Two Tubes is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s home world Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera.
The cast of Rogue One is already jam-packed with characters, so it’s unlikely that Edrio Two Tubes will have much to do in the actual plot besides accompany Saw during a few scenes. However, it’s this attention to detail that makes the Star Wars universe so much fun in the first place. He’s the kind of character who you can expect to see in future comics and novels and video game and what-not.
You can peruse the photo gallery below for a closer look. The first four photos come from our own Peter Sciretta, who is reporting straight from Comic-Con. The others come to us courtesy of the Star Wars Facebook page.