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.



Cast list:

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?


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Travis Grimm

Travis Grimm

Travis has been a self-proclaimed geek ever since being introduced to Star Wars before he could speak. He spends most of his free time reading comics, watching TV, collecting toys, blogging, and traveling the US to attend all sorts of conventions. He also likes coffee quite a bit.

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