One benefit to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is its ability to introduce a galaxy of new characters to the existing Star Wars universe, because it takes place in a previously unexplored era set between two films -- Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. We're extremely aware of the fact that the December movie will be carried by a new hero in Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso, and her band of rebel will include characters like Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) and Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen). Let's add another name to the pile.
Meet Endrio Two Tubes, an ally of the Rebellion who is upset at the Empire because they ravaged his home planet of Yar Togna. The Facebook page for Star Wars shares more details on this character, explaining:
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.
And Saw Gerrera, as we have learned, will be brought to life by the legendary Forest Whitaker in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when Gareth Edwards brings it to theaters in December.
The costume on display has incredible details, including this weapon that Two Tubes is holding. Does this look like a rifle to you guys?
The Rebellion is going to need all the help that it can get when Rogue One gets underway. The movie takes place during a period of Civil War, when the Rebellion is losing ground and looking for any chance they can to get the upper hand on Imperial leaders like Darth Vader and the evil new Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). Yes, we know that eventually they will triumph, via the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. But how many lives will have to be sacrificed before that happens. Does Two Tubes make it out of Rogue One alive? Prayers for Two Tubes!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 15. We will look for more details at Comic-Con all weekend long.