Star Wars: Rogue One Teaser Unveils New Stormtrooper

A new teaser for ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ has debuted a new kind of Stormtrooper…

It’s official – we’ve had our first tease of the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, ‘Rogue One’. And while it may not be the longest video we’ve ever seen, it certainly gives us a good look at one of its new arrivals.

Introducing… well, we don’t know what it’s called. But it’s a new kind of Stormtrooper.

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Ahead of the first ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ trailer, Disney and Lucasfilm released a short tease last night… and in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance, we got our first glimpse at this new Imperial threat.

And let’s be honest – he looks pretty badass.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen that helmet. ‘Rogue One’ actor Donnie Yen took to Twitter last year, and revealed a candid image of a group of new ‘Star Wars’ helmets.

Donnie Yen Star Wars Rogue One Stormtrooper

But while the image was quickly taken down (presumably after he suffered the wrath of Lucasfilm), it was too late – the new Stormtrooper helms had already spread far and wide.

Back to the helmet, it’s certainly a rather menacing new look… and the general consensus amongst the fans is that this could be either a Shadow Trooper, or perhaps a new design based on the Imperial Commandos.

But for now, we don’t really know… and it could be an entirely new kind of trooper.

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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is directed by Gareth Edwards, and follows the plot to steal the original Death Star plans, leading up to the events of ‘Star Wars; A New Hope’.

Felicity Jones takes the lead role, and is joined by Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker.

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ heads to cinemas on 16 December 2016.

What do you think of this new Stormtrooper? Are you looking forward to the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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Ryan Leston is the Editor-In-Chief of Total Geeks. He's a big sci-fi nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.