Preview–New movie tie-in book provides first images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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The first detailed images of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been released as part of preview pages for an upcoming book.  Media Lab Books’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story–Official Visual Story Guide, a 164-page hardcover book that is not scheduled for release until next January, will provide an in-depth guide to a film that will likely be another worldwide blockbuster For Disney this December.  Our first previews of the movie from the book include character descriptions, spacecraft new and old, story segment synopses, and artwork showing some peeks at what we can look forward to.

Most fun for fans of the Timothy Zahn novels is a Grand Admiral Thrawn-garbed Imperial leader (also similar to one of the guys in the original Death Star meeting with Vader and Tarkin).  We also get to understand why Firefly’s Alan Tudyk has not been seen in the initial preview images (such as the first full-length trailer we discussed previously here at  And the most exciting find is the image of Darth Vader.  You’ll need to wait until actual details of his appearance in the film as a main character or in merely a cameo role until the film premieres.

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Unless you want to see nothing of the movie until you watch it in the theater, after the break dig into the 15 preview pages, and learn a little about U-Wing Fighters and Imperial TIE Strikers, as well as Director Krennic, Enforcer Droid K-250, Jyn Erso, Bodhi, Bistan, Captain Andor, Chirrut, Pao, and Baze.  You don’t know these names now, but we have a good feeling you’ll know them quite well by this time next year.

Pre-order your copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story–Official Visual Story Guide at here now.

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Although much of the above text is repetitive and clearly in draft form, previews such as the foregoing are often used by publishers to establish publication quantities and the above “Not Final” legends are standard for such previews.  But we would expect the final pint version to follow much of the formatting and writing style.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story–Official Visual Story Guide has a street publication date of January 24, 2017,

C.J. Bunce

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