New details emerged recently about the cast of Rogue One, with character names coming out along with some key information about their roles. Not long ago some ship details were leaked but I’d rather wait to hear officially
Our lead character is a Rebel among Rebels. Arrested by the Rebellion for a series of crimes (must be something serious for Rebels to expend resources imprisoning her) she has another chance as Mon Mothma sends her to find information on the new Imperial weapon. Certainly this will involve her father Galen, who is in possession of vital information.
Cassian is a skilled intelligence officer within the Rebellion. Calm and level-headed he is brought in to supervise Jyn’s more volatile nature.
Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus
Chirrut follows the ways of the Force, though he cannot sense it like Jedi. His spirituality has helped him overcome his blindness and gives him purpose.H is companion Baze is sceptucal of his beliefs but will fiercely defend his friend and follow him loyally.
Bodhi is a skilled and versatile pilot who ferries important cargo for the Rebellion.
A droid in service of the Rebellion. A skilled and useful droid, but distinctly lacking in protocol programming.
The most interesting reveal was that this character wasn’t new at all but had already appeared in The Clone Wars. Saw led a revolt against the Separatists on his homeworld with the aid of no less than An skin Skywalker. Saw represents the more extreme elements of the Rebellion who will use any method to topple the Empire.
Bearing the title of Director (I assume this is more to do with his role than an official rank – which looks like Grand Admiral). A ruthless commander who uses his Deathtroopers to eliminate any opposition.
We also had confirmation that Vader will appear in the movie. I’m heading to Celebration in a few weeks and will be posting pictures of the props and costumes and hopefully some other exciting stuff!!!