Who is Jyn Erso? Explore Rogue One’s lead in a new featurette
We’re getting very, very close to the big-screen release of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and an update today brings us a new featurette that asks, “Who is Jyn Erso?” Check it out in the player below for a look behind the scenes at Felicity Jones’ (Inferno, The Theory of Everything) new character!
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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Jones stars alongside Mads Mikkelsen who plays her father, Galen Erso. Diego Luna (Milk) stars as Captain Cassian Andor with Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II) as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep) as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions) as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, plus Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Mississippi Grind) as the film’s main antagonist, Director Orson Krennic.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16, 2016.