Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Place your bets, folks. Will we see a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer before Captain America: Civil War? In the meantime, enjoy these Rogue One Bits:
- A toy package description seemingly confirms another story.
- Mads Mikkelsen reveals one detail about his Rogue One character.
- A look at the film’s official logo…on a bunch of crew shirts and bags.
- Just how many kinds of Stormtroopers will be in Rogue One?
- A Rogue One concept artist says something very, very interesting…
Rogue One didn’t have a particularly strong presence at this year’s New York Toy Fair, but you know the toys are coming. When Force Friday arrives later this year, everyone will be up to their elbows in Star Wars merchandise once again. It will be impossible to avoid. In the meantime, we’re battling over scraps, like this tweet from Jedi News editor Justin LaSalata, who managed to catch a glimpse at some packaging for toys from the film. Yes, we’re getting antsy over toy packaging now, because this is what happens when you deprive a bunch of a junkies their next hit. Anyway:
— Justin LaSalata (@justinlasalata) February 17, 2016
While a description of toy packaging is just a little silly, there is some real news here. We’ve heard previously that Ben Mendelsohn‘s villain dresses entirely in white and wears a cape and this seems to confirm that. We still don’t know anything about his character or his motivations, but at least he won’t be just another riff on Darth Vader.
Speaking of getting really excited about minor things, someone put a group of bags that were given to the Rogue One Crew on eBay. They’ve been sold, but they feature what appears to be the film’s logo and…it looks like what you’d expect. Here’s how they’re described in the listing:
“This bespoke duffel bag was specially commissioned for the cast and crew of the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One. It has been expertly hand made by Tombag of East Sussex. The brand’s military roots are immediately apparent in the solid brass hardware, durable waxed canvas material and unique top loader design.”
Making Star Wars says that the Aurebesh phrase featured on several of the bags translates to “Go rogue,” so don’t get too excited about finding any secret spoilers hidden on these things.
Speaking of Rogue One crew stuff, prop designer Neil Ellis shared a picture of his crew shirt, which designates him as a member of the “Stormtrooper unit.” The image has been scrubbed from his Instagram page, but this is the internet and everything is forever, so you can still check it out right over here. Making Star Wars also has a look at the more general Rogue One crew shirts. There’s nothing too flashy here, but specialized t-shirts for major film productions will never not be cool.