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D23: A Star Wars Story: Rogue One cast picture revealed and wait until you see the full cast list!

August 15th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Woah, check out the cast of (new title alert!) A Star Wars Story: Rogue One straight from D23.

The cast is:

Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

Diego Luna (Milk, Killing Them Softly)

Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” Mississippi Grind), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II)

Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep)

Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland)

Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” Casino Royale)

Alan Tudyk (“Firefly”) who plays a performance-capture character in the film

And Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions).

Kathleen Kennedy has talked about the movie and said: “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.

“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.’”

Holy hell! Forest Whitaker and Ben Mendelsohn is very cool… but they have Hannibal and Wash in there too!? Geek overload, folks!

Rogue One is set for release on December 16, 2016.

Source: Comingsoon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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