The details for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" have been tightly kept under wraps ever since it was first officially announced in May 2014 that a stand-alone "Star Wars" film already has writer Gary Whitta and director Gareth Edwards on board.
Actors have been named while details about their characters remain closely guarded, but now we know that some of the characters from the original trilogy will make appearances as well.
Most of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is as much a secret as the Death Star plans, and fans are collecting as much information as they can. We have a fix for those who want the latest details, and a recent presentation in the LEGO "Star Wars" conference seems to have given fans another bit of information on who we might expect to see on the big screen in December.
According to a report, when "Rogue One" was presented at the LEGO conference, another memorable ship was used: Slave One. Yes, it's very same one used by the Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett.
It may sound strange because "Rogue One" is supposed to be about the Rebels, but apparently, Darth Vader will assemble a team of bounty hunters to hunt them down, which makes Boba Fett's appearance almost certain.
Another thing is that some of the released photos resemble Chewie's home planet of Kashyyyk, so the Rebels may have a mission of sorts over there like saving the Wookies being transported as slaves. This would actually be a good way to connect to another "Star Wars" spin-off because there is a rumor that, once Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have chosen their young Han Solo, the lucky actor will also make a quick appearance in "Rogue One." It could be a good starting point for Han and Chewie.
Edwards already made it clear that no member of the Jedi Order will appear in the film and this pretty much goes along with how LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy describes the film. What it will have is Darth Vader engaging the Rebels and laying waste in epic proportions if he ever joins the ground battle. After all, with the Jedi Order already wiped out, the powerful Sith Lord would be unstoppable in his rampage.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is set for release on Dec. 16.