The Lucasfilm booth at San Diego Comic-Con is a step back from last year, where The Force Awakens was one of the dominant films of the show. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some surprises.
Tucked inside the booth — which is designed to resemble the Rebel base on Yavin 4 featured in the original Star Wars and soon to be in Rogue One — are several costumes of key characters. Most of them were first unveiled last week at Star Wars Celebration Europe.
Stationed outside was one of the new Shoretroopers from the tropical planet Scarif.
Inside, there was becaped Imperial Director Orson Krennic, flanked by Death Troopers…
The rag-tag team of Rebels trying to snatch the Death Star plans (from left): Chirrut Îmwe (Donny Yen), Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed)…
And there, all by his lonesome in the corner, was this peculiar fellow.
His name is Edrio Two Tubes. He’s an ally of guerrilla rebel fighter Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), who assists Jyn and Cassian’s team. Here’s how the plaque beneath the costume describes Mr. Two Tubes:
Edrio Two Tubes is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Bethnic. They share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio’s native world of Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. With a desire to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera.
This is the first time a denizen of Yar Togna, or even the planet itself, has been referenced in the Star Wars universe. Now you know as much as we do. Presumably more will be revealed when Rogue One arrives in theaters on Dec. 16.