by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Now that everyone has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (everyone has seen it, right?) we can turn our attention to the future. And by future I mean the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set to drop in a little under a year.
Disney and Lucas Film are notorious for not trying to maintain secrecy, but things do manage to slip through the cracks and that seems to be the case with these Rogue One tidbits.
Supposedly we might know what the name of Felicity Jones’ Rebel Alliance soldier now. The character’s name is…Lyra Erso.
This conclusion was reached by Making Star Wars, after combing through numerous casting lists that have stuntwoman Gabriele Fritz listed as the body double for “Lyra Erso.” Many people point out that Fritz and Jones are the same body size so this could very well be the character Jones is playing.
Or it could be a codename, or another character entirely. We’re not one hundred percent sure right now.
Other actors have been popping up on various casting websites and confirming what their roles are. Star Wars Underworld says that Bern Collaco is playing a Stormtrooper, Angus Cook is a mechanic and Nabilah Karim is a samurai, according to various trade and industry sites that the actors have posted on.
Finally we get Deadline asking Ben Mendelsohn about any secrets he can spill about Rogue One.
I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for anyone on those levels. That’s always the same, whether it be Bloodline or Star Wars or Neighbors, for that matter, which is an Australian soap. I wouldn’t tell. But you can expect something pretty special, I’d like to think. I was in the audience for number seven and it was delightful. It exceeded my wildest hopes and dreams for what it might be. It’s a beautiful film. So we’ve got something to reach for and that’s a good thing.
The man rumored to be the villain in the upcoming anthology film sure is one hell of a deflection artist.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters December 16, 2016.