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MASSIVE SPOILERS: Is this confirmation of a MAJOR character’s presence in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?

December 9th, 2016 by Marc Comments


We speculated waaaaaaaaay back in January last year that English actor Guy Henry was playing Governor Tarkin in Rogue One and now it looks like we’ve been proven right.

But there’s an even bigger Original Trilogy character set to return – one we speculated on just a few days ago (here) – Princess Leia Organa.

According to a leak that certainly looks to be on the money, a cast list has been revealed for Rogue One and it names Danish Avengers: Age of Ultron actress Ingvild Deila as Leia.


We’re guessing the actress will have some CGI or prosthetics to make her look more like Fisher as, while she’s a very beautiful woman, we just can’t see that much likeness in there:


Anyway, here’s the full list – there’s a few other surprises in here so only read if you want to know, but since you’re this far, we’re guessing you do.

Because of my line of work, some bits of Rogue One came across my desk the other day. While I couldn’t take a picture of the screen (phone not allowed, and though a girl has no name, she likes her job), I was able to scribble enough notes that offer some information about who is (and is not) in the film. When I got home, I snooped around online, and some of this isn’t listed anywhere. Wanted to offer to share this with the good people of reddit… but I understand that I don’t have verifiable proof (until the release date) that this is the real deal, and I didn’t want to post this on /r/StarWars and get downvoted into oblivion. Fortunately, their mods suggested I post here. Anyway… here’s my best recreation of bits of the end credits. For now, take them as rumors… 

(spoilers below, so don’t read it you don’t want ’em.)

MUSIC BY — Michael Giacchino


JYN ERSO — Felicity Jones

YOUNG JYN — Beau Gadson

YOUNGER JYN — Dolly Gadson

GALEN ERSO — Mads Mikkelsen

LYRA ERSO — Valene Kane

CASSIAN — Diego Luna

K-2SO — Alan Tudyk

CHIRRUT — Donnie Yen

BAZE — Jiang Wen

BODHI — Riz Ahmed

SAW — Forest Whitaker

MON MOTHMA — Genevieve O’Reilly

BAIL ORGANA — Jimmy Smits

PRINCESS LEIA — Ingvild Deila

… with Special Thanks to Carrie Fisher

DARTH VADER (VOICE) — James Earl Jones

DARTH VADER — Spencer Wilding & Daniel Naprous

KRENNIC — Ben Mendelsohn


…with Special Thanks to Peter Cushing

GENERAL DODONNA — Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan!)

There were several more generals and senators listed, but no actors of note

C3PO — Anthony Daniels

2TUBES — Aidan Cook

No R2D2 listed but that could be because of Kenny Baker’s death and there’s no longer a person inside?

Oh, and there is a “Blockade Runner Pilot” listed too. So this may slip right into the beginning ANH.

Also listed as Special Thanks: Lord and Miller, Rian Johnson, Winberg & Filoni (Rebels), as well as somebody from the Lucas’s Archives.

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….