The Star Wars franchise keeps expanding its well established universe with more stories set in a galaxy far, far away. In addition to the Episodes of the saga that follow beloved characters from the original trilogy, such as Luke Skywalker, the franchise is exploring other angles to the story we already know. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first of the anthology series, comprised of spin-off stories meant to fill some gaps and provide some backstories.
Rogue One was praised by critics and audiences alike and became the second highest-grossing film of 2016. The characters introduced in this film had a huge impact on the audience, and being a few days away from the movie’s home release, fans are still on the lookout for all the merchandise they can get. Undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated products is always Funko’s line of POP! figures – and even though they released 18 Rogue One figures before the movie’s release, there was one member of the Alliance missing: cargo pilot Bodhi Rook.
Funko shared the concept art for a Bodhi Rook POP! figure via their Twitter, after asking their followers which Rogue One POPs! they would like to see. The first batch of POPs! included three different versions of Jyn Erso, two Cassian Andor figures, K-2SO, Chirrut Imwe, Baze Malbus, Bistan, Saw Gerrera, Orson Krennic, two Scariff Stormtroopers, two Imperial Death Troopers, C2-B5, and two Darth Vader figures.
Like this? Don't worry! Bodhi Rook is coming very soon pic.twitter.com/ocRCHiSRI2
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) March 16, 2017
Bodhi Rook, played by Riz Ahmed, was a former Imperial cargo pilot who, after being given a holographic message from Galen Erso, travels to Jedha to meet Saw Gerrera, leader of an extremist faction of the Rebel Alliance called “the Partisans.” After smuggling the hologram to Gerrera, he is tortured to test his loyalty. Cassian Andor and the rest of the Rebels help him escape before Jedha’s destruction by the Death Star and joins Jyn, Andor and the Rebels for the final battle on Scariff, where he played a key role.
Funko didn’t share any details regarding this Bodhi figure – no dates, no indication of whether it will be an exclusive or not. With Star Wars Celebration taking place from April 13 to 16, Bodhi’s Funko figure could make its debut at the event. While we wait for a date to be announced, it’s safe to say we should start making room for this highly anticipated Rogue One POP! figure.
Rogue One will be available on Digital HD on March 24 and on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4, 2017.
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