Newswire: New Rogue One pictures show off tasty character details, Stormtroopers on the beach

We’re less than six months away from the December 16 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In terms of the original Star Wars, that means the media landscape is suddenly the Rebel jungle base on Yavin IV, and the massive Lucasfilm hype machine has just rounded the planet in order to fire its moon-shattering promotional onslaught on our world. One of the first salvos in the fight for survival and/or pop culture attention came today, with Entertainment Weekly showing off 16 new photos from the set, including several character profiles and some shots of Stormtroopers playing in the surf like the galaxy’s least relaxed beachcombers.

(Photo: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm/Entertainment Weekly)

(Photo: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm/Entertainment Weekly)

The photos show off poses from Felicity Jones’ heroic spy, Jyn Erso, as well as detailing her character’s motivation for joining the Rebellion. (It involves her dad …

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