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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2015, 06:46 AM »
So it's obvious that either Hera, Sabine or Ahsoka are going to star in this, right?

I don't get that impression at all.  Given the characterization of this as "Zero Dark Thirty" in the Star Wars universe, I can see Felicity Jones playing some sort of Rebel intelligence agent who is working undercover in the Empire to learn more about the Death Star.  That in turn would culminate in a military raid to secure the plans.  The inclusion of Bail Organa would be most welcome in my book.

My own hopes?  I would absolutely like to see the film incorporate some of the Wookiee slave laborers who past EU has said were forced to work on the construction of the first Death Star, and how that might play into this story.  And I certainly hope that the film would end with the Death Star plans being handed over to the crew of the Tantive IV, along with Leia, Captain Antilles and the droids.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2015, 02:38 PM »
I thought bothans stole the plans.  Isn't this a movie about the bothans???   ;)
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2015, 04:42 PM »
I thought bothans stole the plans.  Isn't this a movie about the bothans???   ;)
Bothans were in ROTJ...this is before ANH

I think this screams Rebels...same time frame

I like the Wookiee idea, that is originally what ANH was going to be about

There is no reason the planet shown in the teaser may very well be Kashyyk

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 07:50 PM »
Maybe Felicity Jones' character is playing a relative of Mon Mothma? They kinda look similar (and I think Jones is too young to be Mothma from that time period).


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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2015, 06:55 AM »
Actor Diego Luna is joining the cast of ROGUE ONE in a leading role according to Variety.

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Director Gareth Edwards has found another rebel fighter to battle the Empire in “Star Wars: Rogue One.” Sources tell Variety that Diego Luna is in talks for a lead role alongside  Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star as the film’s primary villain.

Disney and Lucasfilm had no comment on the casting.

At a panel with Edwards and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at the recent Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, Edwards revealed that the plot of “Rogue One” revolves around the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters, with Jones starring as one of the rebel soldiers. Sources say Ahmed and Luna also play rebel fighters.

The film will take place between Episode III and Episode IV, but closer chronologically to “A New Hope.” It’s set to bow December 16, 2016.

The cast is expected to be a large ensembler similar to “The Dirty Dozen” and “Saving Private Ryan,” but sources add Luna is one of the leads of the film with Jones, Ahmed and Mendelsohn.

Over the past couple of years, Luna moved from in front of the camera to behind it, directing a number of smaller art films set in his native Mexico. The multihyphenate was involved in several films in 2014, including the biopic “Cesar Chavez,” which he directed.

He most recently starred opposite Mel Gibson in “Blood Father” and is in post-production on “Mr. Pig,” which he wrote, directed and produced.

He is repped WME.

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