Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ?just revealed a new character at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 named Edrio Two Tubes.
The name doesn?t sound appealing at all but judging from the character? description, he seems to be leaning more on the good side. A post on the official Star Wars Facebook page gave fans some insight on the new character.
?Edrio Two Tubes is a mercenary pilot who flies alongside his eggmate, Benthic. The two share the nickname derived from the breathing apparatus that allows their Tognath physiology to process oxygen atmospheres. Edrio?s home world Yar Togna was conquered and occupied by the Empire, forcing him to flee as a refugee. Desiring to strike back at the Empire, Edrio and Benthic have allied with Saw Gerrera.?
According to Screen Rant, Edrio?s originally character came from the Star Wars: Clone Wars TV show and will be portrayed by an older man in Rogue One, Forest Whitaker. Edrio and Benthic will play a key role in the upcoming Star Wars movie though they might not have any dialogue at all. While Gerrera is an important ally to the Rebels on their mission to procure the plans of the original Death Star.
Other main characters include Jyn Erso to be played by Felicity Jones, her fellow Rebels: Captain Cassian Andor to be played by Diego Luna, Bohdi Rook to be played by Riz Ahmed, and Chirrut Imwe to be played by Donnie Yen.
Joining the Dark Side is Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), who is the head of the Imperial weapons research and development. While Mads Mikkelsen will play Jyn?s father, Galen Erso who is a former Imperial scientist.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuts on December 16, 2016, while Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to premiere on December 15, 2017. ?The Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film is slated for May 25, 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019, and the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.