STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Cast Announced
It’s been a wild day at D23, we’ve seen talks about Marvel, Toy Story, Avatar, and most importantly, Star Wars! I think we all expected some sort of news revolving around Star Wars: Rogue One, the first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, but I don’t think we expected this much. (No, I’m not complaining. I’m just really excited right.)
During the panel, we heard many Star Wars-related things, but I’m here to share with you one of my favorite announcements that were made: the cast of Rogue One! Not only did we get a list of the actors who will star in the film (we still don’t know who will play who), but we got a cast photo. Prepare to freakout.
The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning Milk and 2013’s Elysium; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let the Bullets Fly and Devils on the Doorstep; Forest Whitaker, recently featured in the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels’ The Butler and winner of an Academy Award for his leading role in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland; Mads Mikkelsen, who starred in The Hunt and was the memorable villain from 2006’s Casino Royale; Alan Tudyk, who plays a performance-capture character in Rogue One, stars in the soon-to-be-released Con Man series and Trumbo, which releases this November; and Riz Ahmed, who was recently featured in Nightcrawler and starred in the BAFTA-winning film Four Lions.
Are you excited for Star Wars: Rogue One?