Full Breakdown for All the New Characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 1:34PM
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Star Wars: Rogue One
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 1:34PM
Full Breakdown for All the New Characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

EW is giving us all the scoop on Rogue One today, first with their confirmation of Darth Vader's appearance, and now with full descriptions of all the main characters. Here is a full breakdown of the main cast, from Felicity Jones' rebellious protagonist and Mads Mikkelsen's deadbeat dad to a bad-ass new droid and a villain with connections to Darth Vader himself.

Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones


Jyn is described as a "streetwise delinquent" who has been on her own since she was fifteen years old. She is in detained by the Rebellion when the movie begins, so they give her an opportunity to help them in exchange for commuting her sentence. 
Opening quote
"She's a real survivor," said Kathleen Kennedy, producer and head of Lucasfilm. "She becomes a kind of Joan of Arc in the story."
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Captain Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna


Cassian is described as a "by-the-book" Rebel intelligence officer, who is brought in to rein in Jyn, who is more of a loose cannon. He's described as "committed, steady, and practical, and has seen more than his share of combat."

Chirrut Imwe, played by Donnie Yen


Chirrut is a blind warrior who is not a Jedi, but subscribes to their philosophy and spirituality, even as Jedi are no longer around to protect the galaxy.

Opening quote
"Chirrut falls into the category of being a warrior monk," said Kennedy. "He very much still believes in everything the Jedi were about."
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Opening quote
"This idea that magical beings are going to come and save us is going away," said director Gareth Edwards, "and it's up to normal, everyday people to take a stand to stop evil from dominating the world."
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Baze Malbus, played by Jiang Wen


Baze is Chirrut's devoted friend, although he doesn't share his spiritual beliefs and "prefers a blaster to hokey religions and ancient weapons." He understands Chirrut's spirituality but doesn't empathize, and doesn't believe in the power of the Force at all.

Bodhi Rook, played by Riz Ahmed


Bodhi is the lead pilot, and very good at his job, which makes up for his abrasiveness and hot-headedness. He is described by Kennedy as "a little tense, a little volatile, but everybody in the group really relies on his technical skills."

K-2SO, played by Alan Tudyk


Gareth Edwards describes the new security droid as "the antithesis of C3PO," which means he's a bad-ass. He's tough, confident, non-neurotic, and doesn't care about "human/cyborg relations." And like Jyn, he's trying to find redemption for past sins, which might make him the most rounded character of all the Star Wars droids.

Opening quote
"Kaytoo is a little bit like Chewbacca's personality in a droid's body," Edwards said. "He doesn't give a s--- about what you think. He doesn't fully check himself before he says things and does things. He just speaks the truth."
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Galen Erso, played by Mads Mikkelsen


Galen is Jyn's estranged father who has "doomsday knowledge that is sought by both the Empire and the Rebellion," characterized as Star Wars' answer to Oppenheimer. They're staying tight-lipped about the reasons Jyn has been on her own for all these years, but we'll definitely find out over the course of the film.

Opening quote
"He's one of those people that has insight into... specific aspects of just how the universe works," said Kiri Hart, head of the story group at Lucasfilm.
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Director Orson Krennic, played by Ben Mendelsohn


Krennic is an "ambitious" apparatchik for the Empire who leads the Deathtroopers, and is trying to destroy the Rebel squadron. He's also trying to ascend into the Emperor's good graces, much to the chagrin of his enforcer, Darth Vader.

Opening quote
"The bad guy is a lot more terrifying when he's really smart, and really effective," said John Knoll, chief creative director at Industrial Light & Magic. "There is a lot of palace intrigue going on in the Empire, with people conspiring to move up the ranks and sabotaging each other. There's not a lot of loyalty there."
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