Three New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Characters Revealed

By Matt O.

Earlier this morning via Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards in a couple of different interviews revealed a couple of new character's official names and gave us some insights into their characters. We also received the name and official description of a third character new via the official Star Wars Facebook page. All three of these new alien characters look super cool and there short descriptions have us very interested to find out more. Check'em all out below and then sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on the upcoming film. As always thank for stopping by EastCoastMovieGuys!

Gareth Edwards explains Bistan’s role:

"It’s not necessarily a character that we get to know, but I think he has a very memorable, iconic look. [He’s] one of my favorites. I can’t give away what happens to him.”

Although there are not a lot of details about this new character, the official Star Wars Facebook page revealed some details about him:

"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"

Pao is a commander of sorts. He’ll be responsible for coordinating the Rebel forces against their imperial foes. Edwards describes his “casting” choice as:

“There was this great design of this creature that’s mouth would open really wide, and he looked like he was really good at giving orders and shouting at people during a battle. I was like, ‘We’ve got to give him that moment in the film,’ and so [Pao] was born out of that.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on December 16.