The defensive shield of secrecy surrounding Rogue One has been lowered recently, with a big look at the film coming courtesey of Entertainment Weekly, and now a couple of other details have emerged thanks to an upcoming book.
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story book will tie into the film, and a few pages were briefly leaked online (first appearing on BookManager and then shared by Jedibibliothek. Although now since taken down, the information they contained is still around, and it concerns an important new planet that we should be seeing a lot of in the movie (via Making Star Wars).
The planet is known as Scarif, and is described as a "secluded world," where "huge tracts of land were excavated to build ships and supply the Death Star.”
It's also noted that the world is being protected by powerful energy shields. That means that the Empire are using the planet as their base of operations for building their Death Star, meaning it should serve a somewhat similar function to Endor, only without the Ewoks.
There's also a reference on Jedibibliothek that it would be a "tropical paradise" if not for the heavy Imperial presence. That makes it fit with the images we've already seen, of Stormtroopers and AT-ATs on a beach-like planet, which we can assume is probably Scarif.
Given that Jyn Erso and the Rebels are going to have to visit this planet, details also emerged on just how they might be doing that. The U-wing, previously revealed in concept art, is said to be the lander ship, piloted by Riz Ahmed's Bodhi Rook.
Hopefully we'll get to find out more about all of this pretty soon, with a new trailer due at the end of the week.
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