Forest Whitaker is en route a galaxy far,far away.

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker who’s known for his versatility as an actor, taking on roles ranging from a villain to a heartening character in various movie including “Taken 3“, “The Butler” and “The Crying Game” is currently in talks to join the “Star Wars” spin-off titled “Rogue One“.

Source: Listal
Source: Listal

Whitaker’s role in “Rogue One” is currently being kept on the dark side of the moon as Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to comment on the casting.


Set to be released on 16th December 2016, the current cast includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelson while Gareth Edwards is set to helm the spin-off.

Source: Deadline
Source: Deadline

Set to follow a similar chronology to “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”, director Edwards revealed that “Rogue One” centres around a group of rebel fighters on a mission to heist the Death Star (an ultimate weapon belongs to the Empire; a moon sized space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet) in order to bring a new hope to the galaxy.

In other news, Whitaker will be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing film “Southpaw” later this summer and he is currently filming a Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama “The Story of Your Life” along with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner as well as also in negotiations to join the cast of “The Crow” remake.

Which role do you think will fit Forest Whitaker? Share your thoughts with us in the comments box below.

Source: Variety

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