Some of the most striking looking images from the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” have been the various scenes set on a tropical beach – a first for the franchise. This isn’t some idyllic getaway, most of the action on this location involves a lot of Stormtroopers, blasters and even bodies piling up.
Now, as part of new children’s book coming out tied into the movie, a new report from Star Wars News Net includes more details about the location along with some of the vehicles set to be used. First up, the planet, here’s the breakdown:
“The construction of the Death Star is taking place on a secluded world, the planet Scarif. This would he a beautiful tropical paradise, were it not for the major Imperial military installation. Huge tracts of land were excavated to build ships and supply the Death Star, and in orbit overhead is an enormous docking station to maintain multiple Imperial Star Destroyers. The world is enveloped in impenetrable deflector shields and is heavily defended.”
Then there’s the new U-Wing rebel spaceship which can navigate very dangerous situations with heavy fire and also works as something of a drop ship:
“The U-wing starfighter is a well-armed vessel serving as both a sturdy troop transport and a gunship for the Rebel Alliance. It is designed to enter heavy fire zones to drop off soldiers onto battlefields and then fly air support during dangerous missions against the Empire. Rebel Alliance fighter pilots come from all walks of life, and are united by a love of flight and a determination to overthrow the Galactic Empire. U-wing pilots are brave and daring, but must also exercise caution to protect the lives of soldiers aboard, and safely deliver them to carry out crucial missions.”
The new ‘Rogue One’ is reportedly set to drop later this coming week while the film itself opens in cinemas on December 16th.