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New Rogue One Promo Images Arrive For Force Friday

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As part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Force Friday merchandise rollout, Topps has unveiled new promotional images for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” through its Star Wars: Card Trader app.

There are a couple of noteworthy elements in the images, beginning with Donnie Yen’s character, Chirrut Imwe, who’s depicted wielding some kind of laser crossbow not dissimilar to Chewbacca’s bowcaster. If the trailers are any indication, being blind won’t impede his skills with the weapon.

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It’s also worth pointing out that one of the illustrations prominently features Darth Vader. The iconic villain was confirmed in June to appear in “Rogue One,” but this image may suggest his role may be more than a mere cameo. The Sith Lord, who made an oh-so-brief appearance in the film’s second trailer, also threatened the Rebellion in the second season of Disney XD’s “Star Wars Rebels.”

Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film is set just prior to the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” and follows a band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the plans to the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.

Opening Dec. 16, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

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(via ComicBookMovie)

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