Diego Luna (The Terminal, Milk), is reported to be in talks to join director Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars: Rouge One stand alone movie. Of course until the ink dries and Disney/Lucasfilms makes an official announcement this has to stay in the Internet Rumor file. That is one big file by the way.
Luna would join a cast that already includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, and the movies chief villain Ben Mendelsohn. Rogue One’s baseline story is set shortly after Episode III and before Episode IV. The movie is about:
A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One #RogueOne.
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 19, 2015
Mon Mothma: Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
Folks are already speculating that Luna will be a good guy, one of the Rebel fighters and that is the most likely outcome of this casting in talks news.
Star Wars: Rouge One is scheduled to hit theater screens December 16th, 2016.