Best known for his roles in “Book of Life” and “Elysium“, popular Mexican actor Diego Luna is reportedly in talks to star in “Star Wars: Rogue One“, the first movie in the “Star Wars Anthology” series.
According to Variety, if Luna jumps aboard the production, he will be starring in a lead role as a rebel soldier alongside Felicity Jones. However, Lucasfilm and Disney did not comment on the casting when contacted by Variety.
Riz Ahmed and Sam Claflin will also be starring in the spin-off movie alongside Ben Mendelsohn, who is set to play the film’s main antagonist.
At the recent Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, the panel revealed a few details of the movie, including what the movie will be about.
The plot summary is as below:
A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Gareth Edwards, director of the movie, said that “Star Wars: Rogue One” will take place after “Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith” but before “Star Wars IV: A New Hope”, and chronologically, it will be “closer to Episode IV.”
John Knoll, Simon Emanuel, and Jason McGatlin will be executive producing the movie while Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To will produce the movie.
“Star Wars: Rogue One” is scheduled for release on 16th December 2016.