Star Wars: Rogue One is hiding secret messages in its new IMAX advertisement

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Star Wars: Rogue One blends the spy and heist genres of film, and the movie's marketing team has embraced this with aplomb. A new standee making its ways to IMAX theaters shows the core group of rebels with Death Star schematics and words written in Aurebesh, the fictional alphabet of Star Wars, hovering around them. Most interestingly, the words aren't just for show - this ad is hiding secret Imperial propaganda.

While most of the writing appears to be gibberish, ComicBook.com has translated a few of the messages, and they all have dire implications for our rebel scum-- I mean, friends. Check 'em out:

"BEAT BACK THE REBELS"
"JOIN THE EMPIRE"
"SUBMIT TO OUR WILL"
"ALL POWER TO THE EMPIRE"
"CRUSH THE REBELLION IN ONE SWIFT STROKE"
"THIS STATION IS THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE"
"THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO STOP US THIS TIME."
"BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE."

Okay, I made that last one up, but the rest are totally legit. If you can decipher any of the rest, be sure to let us and the rest of the world know. And if you plan on going to your local IMAX theater and see the standee, upload a picture of yourself in front of it with the tag #RogueIMAXSweeps for a chance to win a trip for two to IMAX headquarters in LA, where you'll get a private screening of Rogue One.

Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, and Alan Tudyk, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to open in UK on December 15, 2016 and in the US a day later.

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Images: LucasFilm/IMAX

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