Lucasfilm Fuels Speculation By Filing Trademark For Shadow Trooper Toys And Games
Lucasfilm filed papers to secure the trademark on “Shadow Trooper” last month. The application filed covers merchandising rights including toys, games, and even Christmas tree ornaments and stockings.
Fans may remember the shadow trooper from Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. More recently, the shadow trooper armor was featured as a rank 50 unlockable skin for Imperial soldiers in EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront.
Star Wars news sites have speculated that the trademark hints at the appearance of the shadow trooper in the upcoming film Star Wars: Rogue One, set for release on December 16, 2016. If that’s true, Rogue One will mark the first film appearance for the shadow trooper.
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