Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a month away, and director Gareth Edwards is already making sure I’ll be paying even more attention. George Lucas asked Edwards for a specific helmet to be placed in the film. Edwards narrows it down slightly in comments to Total Film.

“A helmet we loved but didn’t know where to put it; there wasn’t really an opportunity to use it,” said Edwards. He added he wouldn’t have “picked” the helmet himself, but wasn’t about to say no to Lucas. “Whatever [Lucas] liked was pretty much guaranteed to be in the film.”

I doubt whatever helmet Lucas chose will show up during a pivotal point of the story. I’m imagining something along the lines of the flags at Maz’s castle in The Force Awakens. With the throwbacks to Boba Fett and the pod race from The Phantom Menace.

Edwards’ comments suggest the helmet will be more obscure. At least, obscure enough not to include in a movie centering around the Rebel/Empire struggle. That throws out most Rebel pilot and Imperial Trooper helmets. I’ve seen some speculate it will be Luke’s blast shield helmet from his training in A New Hope. I think that’s a little too on the nose.

blast shield helmet

Imperial Guards are out since we’ve already seen them in trailers.

Imperial Guards rogue one

My favorites for the easter egg?

Anakin’s Pod Racer Helmet

pod racer helmet

Credit: Star Wars Helmets

Boussh (the bounty hunter Leia impersonated in Return of the Jedi)

Boussh helmet

Credit: Star Wars Helmets

Tusken Raider

Tusken raider

Credit: Star Wars Helmets

It’s all speculation right now, but throngs of Star Wars fans will have their eyes peeled for any helmets that look out of place in Rogue One.

Give me your favorite, more obscure helmet from the Star Wars franchise.

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