As tickets went on sale for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a new TV spot was dropped.
If you look closely at the 5 second mark, you’ll see a figure facing the Death Star. We already know that Darth Vader is making his return in the anthology film. However, looking from this angle alone signals that this very well could see Grand Moff Tarkin make an appearance, too.
Peter Cushing, who played Tarkin in the original movie, died in 1994. Should this actually be Tarkin, one can only assume his character will be CGI. Could someone be voicing him should the character talk? I don’t know.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso. In addition to Jones, the cast includes Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
As far as the timeline goes, we know that the Death Star is being constructed at the end of Revenge of the Sith and that the plans were stolen some time before the start of A New Hope. The only question that remains is just when in between these two time periods does the movie take place. A recent book, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, by James Luceno takes in the years preceding the movie and sets up a backstory.
We know that Whitaker’s Saw Gerrera is a veteran of the Clone Wars and was previously seen in the animated series and has been mentioned in the recent Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.
Tickets are on sale now and early screenings will begin on December 15, 2016.