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Lucasfilm Reveals STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Cast at D23

Lucasfilm Reveals STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Cast at D23

Star Wars fans who went to Disney’s D23 Expo hoping to get info about the upcoming films didn’t walk away empty handed. On Saturday, Lucasfilm unveiled the entire cast of director Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One and shared the first picture from the set!

Star Wars: Rogue One L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen
As previously announced, Felicity Jones stars in Rogue One as a member of the Rebel Alliance who takes part in a mission to steal the plans for the original Death Star. Pictured alongside Jones are her fellow rebels Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen.

Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn were also confirmed for the Rogue One cast with the surprising addition of Mads Mikkelsen, the star of NBC’s recently cancelled Hannibal. It was also announced that Firefly and Con Man star Alan Tudyk will portray a performance-captured character in Rogue One.

Star Wars: Rogue One Logo
Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” explained Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for Rogue One.”

Star Wars: Rogue One will be released on December 16, 2016.

Nerdist readers, are you excited to see the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One together for the first time? Who else thinks it is awesome that Hannibal and Wash are in this movie? Check your midichlorian levels and share your opinions in the comment section!

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