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The Star Wars Galaxy Can't Stop Murdering Rogue One Characters The Star Wars Galaxy Can't Stop Murdering Rogue One Characters

Beneath the murky patina of its war movie aesthetic, Rogue One is ultimately a film about the power of hope, an idealistic legacy that Star Wars has long championed. But it also feels like its immediate legacy more relates to the fact that the movie managed to kill off its primary cast, because Star Wars media can’t…

This Video Uses the Power of Deepfakes to Re-Capture This Character's Cameo Appearance in Rogue One This Video Uses the Power of Deepfakes to Re-Capture This Character's Cameo Appearance in Rogue One

Who wins: a multibillion-dollar film studio, or a YouTuber with a computer and the right tech?

Early Plans for Star Wars Rebels Included What Became Rogue One Early Plans for Star Wars Rebels Included What Became Rogue One

Before Lucasfilm decided to make a whole movie out of stealing the plans for the first Death Star, there was a brief moment we could have seen that on TV.

The Origins of Rogue Squadron Now Have a Much Closer Bond to the Star Wars Movies The Origins of Rogue Squadron Now Have a Much Closer Bond to the Star Wars Movies

In the old Star Wars canon, Rogue Squadron—the legendary group of Rebel pilots who faced impossible odds and defied fate on the regular as ace pilot heroes—had a rather pedestrian origin. But now Rogue Group has been given its official, Disney-era origin, and it’s gotten a major connection to the new Star Wars movies…

The New Era of Star Wars Has Revitalized Darth Vader in the Best, Most Frightful Way

Within the context of most Star Wars movies, Darth Vader has been a figure that is both tragic and fearsome in equal measure. But in the decades since his first appearance, Vader’s reputation as a terrifying villain has been diminished by the other side of Star Wars: its equally petrifying ability to turn everything…

The Director of Rogue One's Mythic Reshoots Speaks Out for the First Time The Director of Rogue One's Mythic Reshoots Speaks Out for the First Time

“I have to be careful,” said Rogue One co-writer Tony Gilroy. “I don’t know what the statute of limitations is. I’ve never done an interview about Rogue [One], ever.” Until now.

Life-Sized Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy Toys, and More of the Biggest Toys of the Week Life-Sized Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy Toys, and More of the Biggest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of shiny toys and merch we desperately wish we had the money to waste on. This week is getting a bit life-sized, with a giant Star Wars trooper, a slightly less giant (but still life-sized) baby Groot, and a cool look at Thor’s new Infinity War weapon. Check it out!

Rogue One Teased the First Order's New Gadget From The Last Jedi Rogue One Teased the First Order's New Gadget From The Last Jedi

The First Order may have surprised the Resistance, as well as the audience, with its latest rebel scum-stopping device. But if Rogue One was any indication, it was a technological development we should’ve seen coming from light years away.

Remember Scarif's Better Days With This Action-Packed Rogue One Poster Remember Scarif's Better Days With This Action-Packed Rogue One Poster

At one time Scarif was a beautiful place that served as a well-protected base for the Galactic Empire. Well, the rebels on a ship code-named “Rogue One” screwed that up, coupled with a little thing called “the Death Star.” But now, this new poster lets you remember Scarif in its better days

Jedha's Not Doing Too Well After Rogue One Jedha's Not Doing Too Well After Rogue One

I mean, when you’re the site of the first ever weapons test of the goddamn Death Star, you’re never going to end up in a state you’d typically describe as “well.” But this week’s Star Wars comic picks up with the planet only to find it a terrifying remembrance of what even a fraction of the power of the Death Star…

All Paths Come Together in the Latest Trailer for Star Wars Rebels All Paths Come Together in the Latest Trailer for Star Wars Rebels

It’s a banner day for Rebels fans: the second trailer for the final season of the Star Wars series has been released. And things are beginning to look pretty final for the crew of the Ghost.

Star Wars Is All the Same Nowadays, and It's Becoming a Problem Star Wars Is All the Same Nowadays, and It's Becoming a Problem

The firing of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the Han Solo movie feels like it could be a turning point for the rejuvenated Star Wars. We’re learning a lot more about what Lucasfillm feels is acceptable within its universe and what isn’t. The problem is that what’s acceptable looks to be very, very narrow.

Rogue One Prequel Comic to Show How Cassian and K-2SO First Met Rogue One Prequel Comic to Show How Cassian and K-2SO First Met

“Every story has a beginning...” or so the Star Wars: Episode I: the Phantom Menace tagline goes. So it makes sense that while Marvel has its ongoing adaptation of Rogue One in the works, this summer it’s also going to reveal how the partnership of Rebel officer Cassian Andor and ex-Imperial droid K-2SO came to be in…

We're In Love With This Chirrut and Baze Rogue One Poster We're In Love With This Chirrut and Baze Rogue One Poster

No matter where you fall when it comes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it’s fairly likely you enjoyed the film’s power couple, Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus. They brought a great energy, humor, and gravitas to the film, two of which you also get from this amazing poster.

You've Only Got Six Months to Build This Wearable K-2SO Puppet For Halloween

If you’re planning to build your own lightsaber, droid, or time-traveling DeLorean replica, the first place you need to visit is the Replica Prop Forum. It’s the online hangout for builders to share tips and photos of their creations. It’s also where you’ll find Darren Moser detailing his build of a life-size K-2SO…

The Amazing Star Wars Homages Hidden in Rogue One's Soundtrack The Amazing Star Wars Homages Hidden in Rogue One's Soundtrack

Composer Michael Giacchino joined Rogue One very late in the game—to the point he allegedly had just four weeks to create his soundtrack for the film. The fact he even managed it was impressive, but as this video shows, Giacchino pulled off a soundtrack filled with intriguing cues and homages to the Star Wars work of…

12 Questions We Want Answered at This Week's Star Wars Celebration 12 Questions We Want Answered at This Week's Star Wars Celebration

This Thursday, the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy blasts off. It’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the franchise’s last official con until 2019, and it’s expected to focus heavily on 2017 being the 40th anniversary of the first film, as well as the new film, The Last Jedi. This means we’re heading into…

Donald Trump Interrupts Star Wars to Provoke Actual War Donald Trump Interrupts Star Wars to Provoke Actual War

The press along for the ride on Air Force One today decided to take advantage of the fact that Rogue One was just released on DVD. And they kind of forgot to pause the movie while President Donald Trump addressed the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

Everything Cut From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Everything Cut From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We know there were a lot of changes made to Rogue One, be that in the script phase, the shooting phase, or the edit phase. That means a pile of stuff ended up not making the final cut. The movie is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray this week, but there were no additional scenes there. So we’ve assembled every bit of…

Alan Tudyk Thought the Director of Rogue One Just Wanted to Talk to Him About I, Robot Alan Tudyk Thought the Director of Rogue One Just Wanted to Talk to Him About I, Robot

K-2SO is not the first robot Alan Tudyk has played. He also portrayed one in the 2004 Will Smith film I, Robot—and he initially thought that’s what Rogue One director Gareth Edwards wanted to talk to him about the first time they spoke.

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