Star Wars reveals new Rogue One character
A new character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, aptly titled Two Tubes, has been disclosed by Disney and Lucasfilm. The character was revealed as a life-sized statue at San Diego Comic-Con earlier today.
Although little is known about the new character so at this time, the Star Wars’ official Facebook page had the following to offer: Edrio Two Tubes is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s home world Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera.
Check out the image below depicting the life-sized statue revealed earlier today at SDCC. What do you think of the new character design? Getting some Plo Koon meets Tusken Raider meets helmetless Vadar vibes here.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about a group of rebels who set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. This will seemingly be the first film in the franchise to focus on normal people, giving us a drastically different view of the universe than we’ve seen with previous installments. It is the first standalone film in the franchise, and is set just before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope. The feature film is set to debut on December 16th, 2016.
Image credits: Disney, Lucasfilm