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New Star Wars: Rogue One characters, vehicle debut on Celebration poster

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Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm's annual convention dedicated to everything and anything Star Wars, has an official poster with added details for those looking for some insight into the series' next film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The poster, which debuted during Disney and Lucasfilm’s weekly Star Wars show, which you can watch above, mainly features the actors from The Force Awakens, including Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. Upon further inspection, however, you can see a new stormtrooper and AT-AT, along with a closer look at Rogue One’s death troopers.

The newest stormtrooper, which can be seen in the bottom left-hand corner of the poster, is called a shoretrooper. There isn't too much known about the shoretrooper, but based on their name, it's pretty apparent that they'll be stationed and fight on a beach. In the first trailer for Rogue One, there's one particular scene where a giant battle is taking place, and you can catch a brief glimpse of the shoretroopers in action.

The second big revelation was that there'll be a new AT-AT cargo transporter called an AT-ACT, otherwise known as an all-terrain armored cargo transport. While it looks similar to the classic AT-ATs that Star Wars fans are familiar with, there are some differences, including the yellow side-piece.

Most of these new additions to the Star Wars universe can be seen in the first trailer for the film, which Polygon broke down scene-by-scene. The film, which stars Felicity Jones and is being directed by Gareth Edwards, will be released in theaters Dec. 17.


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