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While we’re still waiting on the first trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One, we have yet to actually see images or footage from the movie beyond the photo above. While it does give us an idea of what most of our hero cast will look like, there is one member of the team missing. The team tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star will include a droid, and now we appear to have our first details about what he’ll look like.
According to Making Star Wars, the haven of all things Star Wars rumor related, they have seen images of what the new droid, voiced by Alan Tudyk, will look like; and while they couldn’t post the images, they’ve given us a description which has given us something to go on. According to the report, the droid, who we only know by the code name Seal Droid at this point, is actually a former Imperial droid who was captured and reprogrammed to help the Rebellion.
The droid is described as looking like an evolution of the design of the Super Battle Droid from the prequel trilogy, at least as far as the body goes. Meanwhile, the head is hilariously described as the droid love child of the Iron Giant and EV-9D9, the droid which runs Jabba’s Palace and assigns R2-D2 and C-3PO to their positions in The Return of the Jedi. Apparently, the eyes are the main thing that reminds one of the Iron Giant.
While it’s certainly a little difficult to put all these images together into something coherent in the mind, one does get a general sense of the size of the droid. The droid is humanoid in shape, and at least as tall as an average person, if not a little bit bigger. The one thing we didn’t get much of in the description was scale, though it sounds like the images seen did not provide that.
The Iron Giant reference sounds like a good one, as that character was intentionally designed with retro sci-fi aesthetic in mind, and that’s also how this droid is described. As Star Wars: Rogue One will be set in a time immediately preceding the original Star Wars, the designers need to match a 1970’s style for their droid creation. It sounds like they’ve done that very well.
Hopefully, we’ll get to see what the droid actually looks like when we actually see a trailer for the film. What do you guys think? Does this sound like what you want to see in Star Wars: Rogue One. Sound off in the comments below, or try your hand at trivia...