Warning: possible spoilers below…
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out of the way and dominating the global box office, it’s time for rumours and speculation about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to begin. And it didn’t take long into 2016 for that to happen.
According to Making Star Wars, Felicity Jones’ character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be called Lyra Erso, which they got from a casting site.
“The role is doubled by a white female actor, Gabriele Fritz. She is playing the photo double for a character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” they write.
Keep this one stored away in the rumour pile for now, and we’ll have to wait for something a bit more official to come along.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler).