Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Star Wars: Rogue One Official Visual Story Guide Leak: Why Must I Click on Star Wars Stories?

A fairly major leak for Star War Rogue One hit the internet. Pictures and information from the official visual story guide was released on JediBibliothek, but if you want to read the story in English hop over to Star Wars News Net. Be warned though, this an unofficial leak, because other news outlets have been asked to take down the information. I read the story, and nothing truly earth shattering about the movie is contained in the information. It does confirm information many have inferred, and gives some characters names and brief bio’s we did not have before.

If you haven’t read the story and don’t want to know the information then thanks for the click, but stop readingJ.

The two main spoilers to come out of the post are the confirmation of Darth Vader being in Rogue One, and Ben Mendelson’s character’s name and very brief bio. These aren’t shocking revelations, but it’s not how Lucasfilm wanted the information to be released. Darth Vader being in Rogue One was already a certainty, but it would have been far better for the confirmation to come in the form of a trailer, and not in a picture on a random blog. The biggest positive I can take away from this is that many people who are not plugged into the Star Wars world aren’t going to see this information. When 

Vader is revealed in the next trailer the vast majority of people will be awed and impressed. On the one hand this isn’t big news. Most people who follow Star Wars news know Vader is going to be in the movie, and the rest of the world won’t care until a trailer drops.

The Ben Mendelson’s reveal is still not much of a spoiler, but I’ll admit to being a tad disappointed his title isn’t Grand Admiral. I didn’t want him to be Grand Admiral Thrawn from the legend books, but I would have liked for him to be a Grand Admiral. He still looks great in the trailer, and I’m excited to see how menacing he is in the movie.  Mendelson is a great actor and he will do well with whatever title his character is given. It seems he will be the main villain of the movie, which the trailer already gave this impression. It will be interesting to see the relationship Vader with him. Will he be over Vader like Tarkin, or will they be on equal footing? If this information was released, that would be a major spoiler for the film.

The only other major reveal is the character Alan Tudyk is voicing. He will be voicing a droid who is an Imperial model, but teams up with the Rebels. I look forward to hearing Tudyk voice the droid and what he will bring to the role.  We still know very little about his character or any character in the movie.

Lucasfilm definitely didn’t want this information to leak out, but it’s not a major issue. The small character bios found on the blog don’t reveal any major plot points or any big character motivations. These are just tidbits that nerds like me gobble up because the post said Star Wars Spoiler. I expect Lucasfilm will start to crackdown on information like this leaking out. There seems to be more coming out of the studio recently, and some information is bound to leak with highly anticipated films, but I think it will probably dry up now.

Do you think this information is a major spoiler? What do you think about Lucasfilm asking website to take down the information? Comment and let me know. 

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