I really want to get a more solid description out for the new robot Alan Tudyk will be playing but here are the details we’ve heard for now: He’s a light-colored battle droid-type character. His face is reminiscent of 8D8 (the white droid that tortures the power droid in Jabba’s palace) and the body is somewhat like that of a battle droid. I’ve heard some interesting things about Tudyk having stilts for some of the mo-cap stuff and other interesting set tales like that.
Slash Film has a piece of information from a reader of theirs that was at the Disney shareholder meeting today. There was no mention of Alan Tudyk’s character from the meeting. However, the piece confirms a few things, like the black stormtroopers.
Most of it was very quick. A shot of the black stormtrooper, possibly called Death Troopers as previously reported, another pic of that same style of helmet and armor but all chrome, reminiscent of Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens, an image showed two AT-ATs that had a slightly different look with the door panel on the side of the body painted a lighter beige color. And a couple cast photos were shown, one of Felicity & Diego Luna and another of Donnie Yen. The clip featured Felicity’s character on what looked like the inside of a ship or shuttle with her arm up holding on and the hatch/ramp open behind her. I wish I could remember what she said as part of the sizzle but it went by too fast. The new stormtroopers looked great. …
It all looked great, had a classic Star Wars/A New Hope look & feel. Bob Iger said that they didn’t have footage but that it & Episode VIII had been filming as previously stated. I’m definitely more excited for the film since it will be set close to the classic trilogy time & like I said it definitely had a similar look/feel.
In the past we heard about a piece of concept art that had AT-ATs dropped into the ocean and the walkers walked underwater to the shore after being submerged and you saw them rise out of the water and hit the coast. It sounded really cool. I have no idea if that will be in the film or was just a concept though.
Speaking of AT-AT walkers, there has been a lot of contradictory details on the packages of the products for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story from friends and other sites that we trust. We had heard the package had the new black stormtrooper with AT-ATs on both sides of him. When the product is small, the AT-ATs won’t be used; instead we’ll see just the black stormtrooper.