We’ve got our hands on some rather incredible news regarding the upcoming stand-alone film Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which takes place before the events of A New Hope and follows a crew of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Yesterday, we posted that Darth Vader would be returning as one of the villains in the film but now we have some additional information on other villains that will be entering the fray!
Our source has shared this incredible and exclusive information with us:
Ben Mendelsohn’s new Moff character is indeed the big baddie of Rogue One. The other main villains of the piece are bounty hunters hired by the Moff to quietly retrieve the stolen Death Star plans at all costs. Vader factors in once he realizes that the plans have been stolen, so he joins the hunt in a supporting role and is none too pleased.
These bounty hunters include Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, Zuckuss & 4LOM, IG-88, and Cad Bane, who is from ‘Clone Wars’ and is making his live action debut.
There might some new ones as well, but that’s the core group. So Fett will absolutely appear on screen again in a semi-main role before his solo film.
Our source also tells us that there have been thoughts of adding a Wookie bounty hunter to the group, although that has yet to be confirmed.
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is being directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) based on a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz. As well as Mendelsohn, the film stars Felicity Jones and Diego Luna. It is scheduled to be released on December 16th, 2016.
Alright Star Wars fans, who’s excited by these details? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!