Two New 'Rogue One' Clips Released, and Possible Connection to 'Episode VIII'

The clips are starting to pour in for Gareth Edwards‘ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After plenty of welcomed secrecy, just two short weeks before the movie finally comes out, we’re seeing more and more footage. Yesterday brought us a clip in which Stormtroopers have yet to master the art of simply aiming, while today brings us a new clip showing Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) trying to get on the same page and another with a character you’ll remember from the prequels.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story occurs before the events of the original Star Wars and follows a crew led by Jyn Erso that attempts to steal the Empire’s Death Star plans. Joining the rebel in her fight are Captain Cassian Andor, droid K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen), Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), and Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed). They’ll go up against the posh Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Darth Vader, and the rest of the Empire.

The clip, titled “Jyn’s Blaster,” gives an idea of K-2SO’s wit and how Andor and Erso’s relationship begins:

Alan Tudyk bringing some good laughs to the Star Wars universe? No surprise there. He played K-2SO via motion-capture, which Tudyk, who we recently heard voice a chicken in Moana, has previous experience with, thanks to I, Robot. Here’s another clip that surfaced today as well, featuring Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa:

In other Rogue One-related news, a graphic from Entertainment Weekly suggests Edwards’ film shares a connection with Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode VIII. The outlet unveiled a graphic that reminds us the film takes place before A New Hope, but a red line connects Edwards’ film with Episode VIII. Whether there’s any real substantial connection, we’ll know soon enough.

Source: Slashfilm

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