A New Rogue One Featurette Reveals How Jyn Erso and K-2S0 Infiltrate the Death Star

Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 1:54PM
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Star Wars: Rogue One
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 1:54PM
A New Rogue One Featurette Reveals How Jyn Erso and K-2S0 Infiltrate the Death Star
There was a lot of speculation stirred up by the early trailers for Rogue One, when Jyn Erso was revealed wearing something that looked like an Imperial uniform. Some people thought it meant she was a double agent, while others theorized that she was doing what Luke and Han Solo did aboard the Death Star: sandbagging a trooper and stealing their disguise. That theory was all but confirmed when a new action figure was revealed at New York Comic-Con this year at Hasbro's Star Wars preview panel: the toy was an Imperial Ground Crew member whose helmet could be removed to reveal that it was actually a disguised Jyn Erso!

Now, in a newly released featurette, we get to see that disguise at work: 



Yep, that's Jyn Erso at 1:38, in the ground crew outfit from the trailers, getting on what appears to be an Imperial transport vessel on Scariff, the new planet in the movie and the base of operations for the Death Star project. Later, at 1:46, we see Jyn and Cassian Andor (another Rogue) respectively disguised as a ground crew member and an officer, stiffly boarding an elevator on the Death Star with K-2S0.

From these clips, we can surmise that the Rogues head down to Scariff during the main Rebel assault on the planet (where we get to see those sweet AT-ATs) and use the battle as a distraction to sneak aboard a transport vessel in disguise so it can ferry them to the Death Star, where they will steal the plans with the help of K-2S0 and possibly Jyn's father. We're guessing the reunion with Galen Erso is going to be a pivotal moment in the course of the mission.

The fact that K-2S0 and Cassian Andor (the latter of whom exchanges some dialogue with Jyn in the trailers) are chosen to join the infiltration team is surprising, though it makes sense considering that most of the muscle in the Rogues (Imwe, Malbus, Gerrera) certainly look like Rebel soldiers, while Andor is a bit more clean-cut. According to the Star Wars Database, Andor is also an accomplished intelligence officer in his own right.

It's an exciting revelation, one that hearkens back to the desperate, improvised infiltration that Luke and Han pulled off (especially the famous scene where Han tries to bluff an Imperial over the comm). From K-2S0's little quip in the elevator, it looks like we're in for some similar wit and excitement.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premieres in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
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