by: Jay Carlson
Looks like Diego Luna is packing his bags and taking a trip to a Galaxy Far Far Away.
Variety is reporting that Luna is set to join Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn aboard the first spinoff film in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One.
The plot of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One will revolve around the theft of the Death Star plans, prior to the events in 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Variety is also reporting that Mendelsohn is playing the villain in the film.
The film will be a departure from other Star Wars films, as Rogue One is said to be in the vein of The Dirty Dozen and Saving Private Ryan, functioning more as a war film that space epic.
Luna’s role is currently unknown.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set to open December 16, 2016