We're still months away from the highly anticipated release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but thankfully Disney and Lucasfilm found a way to help pass the time. Their newest marketing campaign, Star Wars Go Rogue, is a series of short films created by fans that utilize new Star Wars toys to tell a story. While the short videos mainly exist to (hilariously) promote various toy-lines, the videos do tease plot details from the upcoming film. Check out the third chapter of Star Wars Go Rogue below.
This video series has everything Star Wars fans love: action figures, practical sets and cute Stormtroopers. Go Rogue is well-put together, with plenty of humor mixed in. Chapter 3 see's toy versions of Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus and K-2SO trying to steal the second half of the Death Star plans (which is, of course, Lego) from Imperial forces. They do this by taking remote control over an AT-ACT, a new Star Wars vehicle. I loved when that Stormtrooper gets hit right in the gut with one of those foam projectile darts from the AT-ACT. Action figure Director Krennic (previously played by a Funko Pop Vinyl) looks on from his ship, his cape looking good even in toy form.
While Disney has not said that the Go Rouge videos reveal any plot details from the film, many fans believe that there are clues peppered throughout each chapter. For one thing, the planet this takes place on is Eadu, a new planet seen on toy packaging that matches certain terrain seen in Rogue One trailers. You can specifically see X-Wings navigating through canyons, and Chirrut and Baze firing blasters at an unseen enemy in an area that closely resembles the toy form of Eadu. We also get a look at one of the new alien characters being introduced in the film, Pao, a.k.a. "Big Mouth." He opens the video radioing for help while under fire from Stormtroopers.
The plot of the series also seems to follow a pattern some fans have put together from trailers. For example, the first chapters took place on the desert planet and showed Jyn in combat with Stormtroopers, which looked similar to footage from trailers. In Chapter 3, Cassian and K-2SO are captured by the Empire, so it's possible that something similar happens in the film. This would send Jyn on a rescue mission, giving her a reason to wear that Imperial outfit.
All these questions will no doubt be answered when Rogue One hits theaters on December 16. Meanwhile, all Star Wars toys related to the "Anthology" movie will hit shelves on September 30.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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