With Star Wars Celebration 2016 and its many reveals in our rear view mirrors you’d be forgiven for thinking the announcements were over, well…apparently they’re not. On the Star Wars Facebook page, Lucasfilm has revealed Rogue One’s ‘Edrio Two Tubes’ – interesting name, I know.
Edrio Two Tubes is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s home world Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera.
The aforementioned ‘Saw Gerrera’ is a character from the animated Clone Wars series and will be played by Forest Whitaker in the upcoming Rogue One. Unfortunately, there isn’t any word yet on who will play this unusual character. We may even get a cameo performance considering the actor will be covered head to toe, much like Simon Pegg in The Force Awakens. There’s also a chance the character could be entirely CG, but with Kathleen Kennedy highlighting the use of practical effects in the past, I’m guessing they will use the costume above.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in cinemas December 16th in the UK and US. You can find your local release here.
You can find more costume pictures here.
Also, check out our very own Mete who visited SWC 2016.