We'll be hearing from Lucasfilm about Star Wars in an official capacity at tomorrow night's Comic-Con panel, but in the meantime, Bleeding Cool has an interesting scoop that, if true, provides new details about what we can expect from Gareth Edwards' upcoming Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
We just heard that Darth Vader is supposedly going to play a role in the film, and now we have some details about some bounty hunters who are supposed to show up also. Turn back now if you'd rather not know. This is your last chance.
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.
Again, this should be considered a rumor for now, but it makes sense that these guys would be sent to track down the Death Star plans since there's obviously a lot riding on that for the Empire. Even if these details turn out to be false, Rogue One still sounds great and I'm excited to see Disney and Lucasfilm tell new stories that we haven't seen or heard about yet. Hopefully they'll rely less on familiar faces and more on expanding the universe in the coming years.