Following the first official image from the upcoming Star Wars spinoff Rogue One last week, another image has emerged, this time presented by actor Donnie Yen.
The Hong Kong action star posted a picture on Instagram that showcases three helmets, together with the message:
I am the force and I fear nothing… Going to put this in my company’s display room.
The middle helmet is clearly that of a classic Stormtrooper from the original trilogy, while the black one resembles those worn by TIE fighter pilots. The third helmet hasn’t been seen in the Star Wars movies but looks to be some sort of Sandtrooper (at least to me it does. Hey, the Empire can have camouflage). All three helmets seem to evoke the era of the original classic films.
Rogue One is the first of the planned spinoff films that will alongside the ongoing saga movies. Set before the original Star Wars back in 1977, it’s directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards, and will focus upon a group of mercenaries who are hired to capture the plans to the Death Star.
The film is due to release on December 16, 2016, and also stars Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen.