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Star Wars celebration poster reveals new Rogue One characters

This year's Star Wars celebration will be held in London in July, and ahead of the highly fanticipated event an official poster the gives us a first look at some new Rogue One (opens in new tab) characters has been released. Check it out below... 

While the poster features a few familiar characters from The Force Awakens, further inspection reveals another type of stormtrooper identified as a shoretrooper (are we getting a beach battle?), death troopers, and a new type of AT-AT cargo transporter called an AT-ACT - which stands for All-Terrain Armored Cargo Transport. Which new character are you most excited to see in action?

Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to open in UK and US cinemas on December 16, 2016.

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