Rumored Rogue One Plot Details Reveal New Type of Stormtrooper, New Droid Character

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 3:12PM
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Star Wars: Rogue One
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 - 3:12PM
Rumored Rogue One Plot Details Reveal New Type of Stormtrooper, New Droid Character
Although the Force Awakens afterglow hasn't quite worn off yet, it still isn't too early to look ahead to the next Star Wars movie, Rogue One. We don't know too many plot details yet, but rumors are starting to trickle out, and according to the latest report, we can look forward to meeting several exciting new characters, including a new droid character and a new type of Stormtrooper.

Possible spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follow!


According to JoBlo, the rumors that started swirling around late last year about Stormtroopers dressed all in black are, in fact, true. They are reportedly called "Death Troopers," and it's unclear whether they will be a version of the "Shadowtroopers" from the now-defunct Expanded Universe. Cast member Donnie Yen shared the above photo of helmet designs from Rogue One last summer, including a black helmet. Could this be a Death Trooper helmet?

JoBlo also claimed that one of the main characters is a new droid, who is supposedly a "scene stealer," similar to BB-8. He's an Empire droid who was repurposed to serve the Rebel Alliance, and is described as "two-legged and a dark grey or black color." They also confirmed the reports that Darth Vader would appear in the film, and would have "a larger role than we originally thought."

These are all unconfirmed rumors, so take it with a grain of salt, but it all sounds fairly reasonable, and in the case of Darth Vader's appearance, has been running around the rumor mill for a while now. It would be interesting if Rogue One introduced new Stormtroopers, since it takes place before the original trilogy. If there were Death Troopers in the Empire, where did they go? And could this new droid be the motion capture Alan Tudyk is playing? We'll have to wait and see.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.
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