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Jimmy Smits teases a return as Bail Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

August 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Ohhhh… this is pretty awesome – a prequel character has just been confirmed for an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Speaking to The Talk, actor Jimmy  Smitts was asked about the upcoming movie and if he was returning as Princess Leia’s adoptive father, Senator Bail Organa and the actor, smiling, replied: “Can you say the word cameo? Can you say the words small part?”

It makes sense if Bail appears in this installment as his home planet of Alderaan is one of the first major losses to the Death Star.

Interestingly, Making Star Wars believed they spotted Smits in the Star Wars Celebration Europe sizzle reel (here) and they have a screen grab:

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Organa is joining the likes of Darth Vader, Mon Mothma, Ponda Baba, Cornelius Evazan and probably more. It’s all connected in the Star Wars universe…

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….