'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' character news: Jyn Erso's crew may have a Chewbacca-like furry friend


A new interesting “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” character emerges through a leak, and fans cannot help but liken this new furry beast to the classic character Chewbacca.

More “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Hasbro products have been revealed by Jedi Temple Archives, showing character figures, spacecraft, weapons and more. What caught the eyes of the fans, however, was the white furry alien that wields a big weapon, International Business Times reported.

There is a clear resemblance between the creature named Moroff and Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) companion, Chewbacca. Both are intelligent species that look like a beast but can actually use tools and weapons. It is unknown if this one can talk or just grunt.

Moreover, fans also noticed that the creature also looks like the Wampa that attacked Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in planet Hoth. However, the one from the original trilogy is considered a savage, unlike the new one.

The leaked Hasbro products also featured other characters such as Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), introduced in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a Stormtrooper officer, a Death Trooper and the newly revealed Rebel Commando Pao.

According to iDigitalTimes, the roles of Moroff and Pao are unclear yet, but they are unlikely to be part of Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) task. The report noted that there is a high chance that both characters’ prowess will be showcased in at least one of the huge battles in the trailers.

Even so, it should be noted that not all “The Force Awakens” characters featured in Hasbro products make it to the big screen. The same could happen with either or both characters, so fans are advised to keep the excitement to a minimum.

Meanwhile, fans can see them in action at the “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” celebration reel below.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will hit the theaters on Dec. 15.