Earlier this year Oscar-winner Brie Larson revealed that she’d previously auditioned for a Star Wars movie, and now during an appearance on screenwriter Gary Whitta’s Animal Talking, the actress has revealed that it was the 2016 Anthology spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
“You wrote Rogue One right?” Larson said to Whitta. “I auditioned for that, I didn’t get it.”
Larson presumably auditioned for the role of Jyn Erso, played in the film by Felicity Jones. However, it’s unlikely that she’s too bitter about missing out on Rogue One, seeing as she’s since got to join the Disney family for some intergalactic adventures in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, along with last year’s box office behemoth Avengers: Endgame.
She’ll be reprising her role as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2, and is expected to feature heavily in the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward following the departure of OG Avengers like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story features 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), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), James Earl Jones (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope), Valene Kane (The Fall), Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager), Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode IV – Return of the Jedi) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock).