More New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Character Details Revealed

Earlier today via Making Star Wars, we got some cool new character names and cool descriptions for Disney and Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Star Wars spin-off film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! While MSW does say that some of these characters could end up on the cutting room floor before the release of the film, which means we might only wind up reading about them in the novel for the film and/or comics and artwork books, etc. Hey, you know the old saying though, any new Star Wars details and backstory is super awesome! As always thanks for stopping by EastCoastMovieGuys!

Name: Moroff

Species: Gigoran

Description: Moroff seeks out combat zones to sell his brawn and firepower to anyone who might need it. The mighty Gigoran mercenary figures there’s money to be made for a towering heavy gunner.

Name: Rebel Commando Pao

Species: Drabata

Description: An amphibious Drabata, the fierce commando Pao charges into battle with a full-throated battle cry of “Sa’Kalla!” He joins the Rogue One team on its historic mission to secure the Death Star plans.

Name: Scarif Stormtrooper Commander

Trooper Class: Stormtrooper

Description: Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top-secret Imperial Military headquarters on Skarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility.

Name: Hovertank Driver

Troopers class: Stormtrooper

Description: Imperial combat drivers operate the Empire’s arsenal of armored repulsor vehicles. Combat drivers are highly armored, relying instead on the thick skin of their vehicles to protect them in the battle.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, and Forest Whitaker.

"In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves."

Rogue One hits theaters on December 16th, 2016.

Source: Making Star Wars