Stormtrooper Larry takes part in the running man challenge… to the horror of Star Wars characters!
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Yesterday, Disney announced the Rogue One leak was “unauthorized and filled with incorrect information.” While we wonder what kind of leaks are actually “authorized”, our Rebel spies worked around the clock to find the “incorrect information” in the leak.
Today, we found one of the incorrect info Easter eggs: the name of that security droid is NOT K-250.
Let’s examine the leak again:
The droid spread is pretty straightforward, right? The big bold letters announce his name as K-250. This is why the entire Internet, from major sites like Wikipedia, IMDB, Yahoo News, to dedicated fan sites like Making Star Wars, Wookieepedia, Slashfilm, and Screenrant, are all calling him K-250 (K-two fifty).
But which is which, K-250 or K-2SO? We believe it’s the latter, K-two ess oh.
Han Solo used to call him “that big white rod”.
If you search Google for K-2SO, only our site calls him as such. Everyone else thinks it’s K-250. You heard it here first!
So the next time you see another site proclaiming K-250, tell them K-2SO is an enforcer droid, not a Keurig coffee maker.
UPDATE (June 23, 2016):
Entertainment Weekly has just revealed the official character names.
Told ya :p
Less than 24 hours after the massive leak about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney executives are busy doing damage control.
Representatives from Disney and Lucasfilm have contacted several websites asking them to take down the leak. According to the release:
“The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story information is the product of an unauthorized leak and a lot of the information listed isn’t even correct.”
Sites like Collider and Hitflix obliged and took down the content. Thankfully, Stormtrooper Larry hasn’t received any such notice thanks to our cloaking device (or maybe because we’re just a small-time blog).
Just to spite Disney, let’s examine their statement and repost the leaked photos one more time!
The Rogue One leak originated from Edelweiss, an online catalog for booksellers and publishers. Someone uploaded content from an upcoming book, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: The Official Visual Story Guide, published by Media Lab Books and set for release in January 2017. It was included in the winter 2017 lineup of books by publishing house Macmillan.
The content was uploaded around 3 am EST yesterday. It was first picked up by the German fan site Jedi-Bibliotek. The intrepid Bothan spynet of Stormtrooper Larry followed a couple of hours later.
Less than 24 hours later, the Edelweiss book listing had been scrubbed clean like Alderaan. It’s like the leak never existed.
Disney says “a lot of the information listed isn’t even correct”. Does this mean Director Krennic and the TIE Striker are false?
Most likely no.
We believe the core content such as character names and ships are correct. Disney execs are likely pertaining to the filler text used in the book. If you notice, the same description is repeated in some of the pages.
It could also be that the images themselves aren’t final. For one, the protagonists spread looks unpolished. The characters of Chirrut, Pao and Bistan look need some work.
Then there’s also the appearance of T-70 X-wing fighters, which are TFA era. They could be placeholders for the older T-65s used by the Rebellion.
While we see new names and hardware, notice how the leak offered nothing in the way of the plot or movie spoilers. If it weren’t for the source, it could’ve been a generic press release, showing cool new characters while offering nothing substantive about the story.
Our guess is, the Rogue One leak was an oversight by a member of Lucasfilm’s marketing or merchandising group. It clearly wasn’t meant to be revealed given its unfinished nature and “Not Final” disclaimers. Disney’s plan was to throw more Rogue One nuggets during Star Wars Celebration Europe in July 15, but the leak pre-empted that.
We can only hope that no one lost their jobs at LFL over the leak.
“Disney is not as forgiving as I am.”
UPDATE: We discovered one of Disney’s “incorrect info” Easter eggs. Al the major news outlets and sites are reporting the droid’s name as K-250… when it’s actually not!
While the holonet has been full of Star Wars Episode VIII leaks, things have been suspiciously quiet regarding Rogue One.
Stormtrooper Larry is happy to change that today with this massive data dump — the
Death Star battle plans full intel on Rogue One!
The intel comes from Edelweiss, a digital catalog used by booksellers and publishers. Someone, (an intrepid Bothan spy), uploaded the scanned content from an upcoming coffeetable book called Rogue One: The Official Visual Story Guide.
Not only does it include the full names of Jyn Erso’s rogue crew, it gives us the name of Ben Mendelssohn’s cloak-clad villain, as well as info on the Death Troopers, two new starfighters, and the predecessor of the AT-ACT.
For what it’s worth, the scans are marked not final. So proceed at your own risk. And as always, SPOILERS AHEAD!
3. Two new starfighters
4. The AT-AT’s predecessor
5. The new droid
6. More glorious spreads
new Hasbro playset Imperial hovertank from the trailer
The big mamajama itself, the Death Star
And finally, a group photo of the whole shebang.
The source itself, Rogue One: The Official Visual Story Guide, will be released on Jan. 24, 2017. This is why the leak is full of filler text and “Not Final” disclaimers. The final book will be 164 pages long and cost around $25.
Enjoy your Rogue One leak bonanza! Disney has promised we’ll hear more during Star Wars Celebration Europe in July, but for now it seems our Bothan spies have pre-empted the Disney Empire!
UPDATE: Disney has asked several sites to take down the leak, calling it “unauthorized and incorrect“.
Don’t forget to check out Stormtrooper Larry’s heroic actions during the raid on Jakku!
When watching The Force Awakens, you might’ve been awed by the impressive First Order rally on Starkiller Base.
Donald Trump General Hux droned on about puppet governments and saving the whales or something, avid Star Wars fans were busy checking out the military hardware. Who knew that TIEs could land on their wings?
And if you’re a true Star Wars geek, you might have noticed the walkers standing off to the side:
But this is NOT the Easter egg we’re talking about. These walkers were actually seen in motion on Starkiller Base!
Check out the scene where Han and company infiltrate the base:
Did you see them? There are actually four walkers in that scene!
If you’re a lazy bantha, we’ve marked them out for you here:
Interestingly, the First Order walkers don’t move like your regular AT-AT. Instead of moving like giant mammals, these behemoths actually stride like giant spiders, which add to their terrifying, otherworldly appearance.
They may even have more than 4 legs, so they are more stable and aren’t as easily toppled as the old Imperial walker.
Here’s the TFA vehicle as constructed by a Eurobricks user:
The old AT-AT was something of a hybrid between a main battle tank and an armored personnel carrier. It was designed to carry a stormtrooper platoon into battle, hence the high-profile body.
The First Order walker looks a bit more cramped. If the leg hinges are the same size as the old AT-AT, their bodies are smaller and more streamlined. Perhaps they are dedicated assault platforms, instead of heavily armored transports.
The old AT-AT combined the firepower of a tank with the troop capacity of an APC
So will we see them in Episode VIII?
The Force Awakens mirrored the style of A New Hope very closely, from the desert planet to the space battles. So if Episode VIII follows the style of The Empire Strikes Back, we might have a massive land battle, with the First Order’s mechanized forces in action.
And if this leaked plot is true, then we might see the new generation AT-ATs (NG-ATs?) on D’qar, crushing the Resistance base to avenge Starkiller Base.
We’ll just have to wait until December 2017!
Last week, we brought you the full intel on the hotly anticipated novel Star Wars: Bloodline. Now we reveal how the book’s premise gets extended into Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Earlier today, a fan asked Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo if Bloodline holds any significance in the Star Wars films moving forward. Here’s his answer:
Rian Johnson is the director of Star Wars: Episode VIII. This means he directly influenced the plot of Bloodline to create continuity between the novel and Episode 8!
Let’s dissect Pablo’s response one by one:
Following the signing of the Galactic Concordance, the reorganized Republic was the stronger power, while the Imperial Remnant was banished into the outlying sectors of the galaxy.
Following the end of the war, the New Republic instituted a massive demilitarization. The fleet was reduced to a fraction of its wartime strength and territorial defense became the responsibility of local sectors. After achieving victory and getting a huge swath of the galaxy, the new government became complacent with security.
But while the Republic was drawing down its military, the Remnant was doing the opposite. According to the novel, there are frequent reports of Star Destroyer squadrons and whole fleets disappearing from the monitored regions of Remnant space, and no one in the Republic knows where they ended up.
The Republic is also portrayed as being weak and divided due to partisan bickering and infighting, just like its pre-empire predecessor.
With the fall of the Empire, Mon Mothma emerged as the face of the new government and its Chancellor. After she stepped down due to illness, two factions emerged.
Populists wish to retain the status quo: government should be representative and power distributed evenly across member worlds. They oppose the concentration of power in a single being and the expansion of a military force. Princess Leia belonged to this faction.
Centrists see the current system as ineffective. They argue that the representative form of government is too slow to act, and what the galaxy needs is a First Senator to bring order. They also advocate for a return to the stronger navy and military of the war years. Their primary leader is Ransolm Casterfo, a charismatic young Senator who becomes Leia’s arch-rival in the Senate.
The hilariously named Napkin Incident is actually anything but. It refers to an assassination attempt on the Populists, including Leia.
Here’s the incident in full:
The conference building of the New Republic senatorial complex contained multiple rooms appropriate for every kind of auxiliary function imaginable, from memorial concerts to awards ceremonies. Leia Organa and Tai-Lin Garr headed toward one of the smallest banquet rooms. The breakfast meeting had been organized by Varish Vicly, who couldn’t imagine a bad time for a party.
Varish came loping toward them now on all fours. “There you are! I was worried you’d be late.”
“We’re still early,” Leia protested as both she and Tai-Lin were wrapped in quick, long-limbed hugs.
“Yes, but I worry. You know how these guys get.”
“Now come along and be introduced to everyone,” Varish insisted. Soon Leia found herself shaking hands and paws, murmuring greetings; thanks to some review holos Korr Sella had prepared for her, she recognized each senator in attendance and could even ask a few pertinent questions about their families and worlds.
They entered the banquet hall together, the entire group walking two by two. Leia knew the seat at the far end of the table would be hers, guest of honor as counterpart to the host. So she walked the length of the room, attentive to the senator at her side, before glancing down at the arrangements — sumptuous even by Varish’s standards, with a velvet runner stretching along the table and delicate paper streamers lying across the tables, beneath elaborately folded napkins. Leia had to laugh. “Honestly, Varish. For breakfast?” In other words, Leia thought as she listened to someone cheerfully talk about his grandchildren, this is going wonderfully for everyone but me.
This won good-natured chuckles from the room; Varish Vicly’s lavish tastes were well known, a foible she herself joked about. Today, however, she shrugged. “I didn’t request this. Maybe the serving staff heard my name and assumed that meant to go all out.” Varish smiled as she took her seat. “If that’s my reputation . . . you know, I can live with it.”
Leia settled into her chair, picked up her napkin — and stopped.
Something was written on the paper streamer on her plate. Actual writing. Virtually nobody wrote any longer; it had been years since Leia had seen actual words handwritten in ink on anything but historical documents.
But today, someone had left this message on her plate, only one word long:
Leia shoved her chair back, instantly leaping to her feet. “We have to get out of here,” she said to the startled senators at the table. “Now. Go!”
But they didn’t move, even as she dashed toward the door. Varish said, “Leia? What in the world’s —”
“Didn’t you hear me?” Damn fools who had never been in the war, who didn’t know an urgent warning when they got one. Leia held up the paper so they could see it. “Run! Everyone get up and run!”
With that, she took off, running as fast as she could, finally hearing the others stir behind her. Maybe they thought the note was only a prank, but Leia knew better. The inchoate dread that had swirled inside her all morning had solidified; this was what her feelings had been warning her about.
As they dashed through the hallways of the conference building, Leia glimpsed an alert box and swerved sideways to hit it. A robotic voice said, “No detected hazards at this — ”
“Override! Evacuation alert now!” Leia resumed running just as the warning lights began to blink and the siren’s wail sounded. Immediately people began filing out of various other rooms, mostly grumbling but at least moving toward the exits — and when they saw her, they, too, started to run. The sense of urgency built behind her like a wave cresting, preparing to crash.
Leia’s breath caught in her throat as she pushed herself harder, running full out toward the doors, so fast they almost didn’t have time to open for her. In the square beyond, security droids had begun herding people away from the building, but too many continued to mill around, staring in consternation at the scene. The others evacuating flooded through the doors behind and around her, but once they were clear of the structure, half of them stopped, remaining stupidly within range.
Within range of what? She still didn’t know. But every instinct within her told her disaster was near.
Leia didn’t stop. She kept running as hard as she could, never looking back, until . . .
Brilliant light. A roar so loud it resonated in her skull. And hot air and debris slamming into her, knocking her down, rolling her over, erasing the world.
Is the incident the result of one faction trying to decimate the other? Or is it simply an attempt to assassinate Princess Leia alone, after being outed as the daughter of Darth Vader? You’ll have to read the novel to find out.
Regardless, it seems that Episode 8 director Rian Johnson worked closely with Bloodline author Claudia Gray to shape the plot of the next movie! This was also confirmed by Jen Heddle, Lucasfilm’s senior editor for fiction, with some of novel’s elements coming straight from Johnson.
Based on what we know of Episode 8 so far, Leia will be returning to the Republic in the wake of Hosnian Prime’s annihilation. She will plead for war against the First Order and clash with Benicio del Toro’s character. Could Del Toro be Ransolm Casterfo? Or is he the new leader of the Centrists? And what about Laura Dern’s character? Is she reportedly a senior officer in the Republic military, or could she be the novel’s Lady Carise Sindian?
While The Force Awakens focused on the classic good guys vs. bad guys like the Original Trilogy, it looks like Episode VIII will be bringing back the political intrigue and gray areas of the prequels!
Can’t wait for Episode VIII? Satisfy your Star Wars hunger with this alternate look at the raid on Jakku!
Recently, the holonet cesspool of 4chan has alerted us to intel supposedly about Star Wars Episode VIII.
While the original thread has since been taken down, we managed to secure the
Death Star plans alleged leak for your tactical analysis.
So belly up to the table and get your fill. Begun the leak war has!
WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.
Benicio del Toro: Said to be a former bounty hunter turned politician in the Republic. He survived because he was offworld during the destruction of Hosnian Prime. According to the leak, Kylo Ren will kill him off later in the movie.
Laura Dern: Take this one with a massive grain of salt, her character is one Asala Qurd. She plays the role of a Republic military officer commanding a capital ship. She reportedly butts heads with Leia Organa, including a scene where she says “The daughter of Darth Vader has no right to lecture me!”
As one of the senior surviving brass, Laura is said to take command of the Resistance after the Republic world falls and Leia gets severely wounded during the evacuation. According to a previous leak, she and Poe will then have a confrontation about their future course of action. Laura wants to hide and consolidate forces, whereas Poe wants to rescue a captured Finn and take the fight to the First Order.
Kelly Tran: Rumored to play the Resistance spy Shtala Zi, she is Leia’s contact on the relocated capital of the Republic. Shtala has evidence linking Del Toro’s character to the First Order, and Poe and Finn are tasked with making contact.
Later on, Shtala and Finn will have a romantic adventure in the city. Finn will fall for her, only to be betrayed by Shtala as she is revealed to be a double agent for the First Order.
Anakin Skywalker: Hayden Christensen was spotted filming a night scene at Pinewood Studios. This is rumored to be the scene where Anakin talks to Luke and Rey.
Yoda: Similarly, there are reports of Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz appearing at the London studio. According to the leak, Yoda will talk to Rey alone, but as a voice instead of a Force ghost.
Captain Phasma: Shtala will lure Finn to a trap, where Phasma will be waiting. Phasma nurses a deep grudge against the former stormtrooper not only for betraying the First Order but for forcing her to deactivate the shield on Starkiller Base.
This time, she returns the favor and has Finn lower the Republic capital’s shields at gunpoint. Finn will then try to escape in the ensuing chaos, and Poe will come to his rescue.
Poe Dameron: During the First Order invasion of the Republic world, Poe will lead a ragtag assortment of fighters against the full might of the enemy fleet.
However, Poe also gets more screen time on the ground compared to his fighter jock scenes in TFA. Poe will be instrumental in cornering an aide of Del Toro who holds evidence tying the politician with the First Order. Poe will also come to Finn’s aid in a chase scene against Captain Phasma.
According to the leak, Poe will get shot at the wrist, though it’s unclear whether it will be a glancing wound or his hand will get blown off (in the Star Wars tradition of losing a limb in each episode). This gives Phasma the opportunity to capture Finn and take off.
Rey: Portrayed as being extremely gifted in the Force, she is also erratic. In one sparring scene with Luke, she almost delves into the dark side, which makes Luke hesitate to train her. The Force ghost of Anakin will supposedly make him change his mind.
Luke Skywalker: He is shown as a haunted Jedi master, not only because of the death of his students but because he nearly gave in to the dark side during the slaughter. Luke is also accompanied by a small furry animal on his exile island, which reportedly looks like a cross between “a dog, an Ewok and a lizard.”
Leia Solo: Leia will return to the Republic Senate where she will plead with the surviving leadership for war against the First Order. She and Benicio del Toro will clash because of this, since Del Toro argues they need time while Leia wants to seize the moment.
She will suffer grievous wounds during the evacuation from the Republic planet, after the First Order attempts to deal the death blow against the weakened government. Luke will sense her peril, and he will join Rey in the Falcon as they race back to the galaxy.
According to the leak, all of these intel comprises only the second act of the movie. The third act is reportedly under heavy guard tighter than a Death Star convoy.
Once again, take these reports with a healthy dose of skepticism. We did our homework by trying to verify the alleged names of Laura Dern and Kelly Tran. “Asala Qurd.com” and “Shtala Zi.com” are still available domain names, whereas “Jyn Erso.com” is already taken, so there’s that.
It may end up like the Rey debacle from last year, where Daisy Ridley’s character was supposed to be named “Kira” because of an earlier script. We’ll do our best to uncover more leaks from the Disney Empire, so make sure to subscribe to receive the latest intel!
Meanwhile, try to judge whether this supposed plot of Episode VIII is the real deal or not!
Earlier today, our Bothan spies alerted us to a trending topic on the Holonet…. someone has supposedly obtained the script and leaked the entire plot of Star Wars Episode VIII.
This alleged leak not only has the title of Episode VIII, it also features massive plot twists bigger than a Star Destroyer.
If you really want to spoil yourself, read on.
WARNING: Once you cross this line, it will be like the dark side. There will be no going back.
Okay, you asked for it.
Holy nerf herder! We’re still reeling from the (possible) revelation that Rey is Anakin reincarnate! And even if all these isn’t true, that (possible) ending is enough to make us excited for Episode IX!
What do you think of this (supposed) leak? Does it really “echo with the Force”, or is it as hollow as a Gamorrean’s brain? I guess we won’t find out until December 2017!
If you can’t wait until then for more Star Wars action, then read this short story why FN-2187, Finn, has a conscience.