Rachel Paige
May 04, 2016 11:59 am
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Some possible spoilers ahead for the upcoming Star Wars story, Rogue One. Let’s get the “happy May the 4th” out of the way now, in case you want to stop reading. Happy May the 4th! And without any further ado, some possible spoilers ahead.

Heading in a brand new Star Wars direction, the first Star Wars anthology story, Rogue One, will work as a stand alone story, set as a prequel before the events of A New Hope, but after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Got that? It tells the story of the Rebels who actually stole the plans of the Death Star, so Luke and his crew could go in and blow up all up. While the movie is set to open on December 16th, 2016, very little is still actually known about the true plot of the film, save for a few key characters and that whole “plot to steal the Death Star’s plans.”

As you fondly remember with Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and Disney aren’t too fond of spoilers, and some how, magically, managed to keep about 99.9% of them from leaking out before the movie’s release. The same has so far been done for Rogue One, except that one actor has kinda gone rogue himself, and started discussing minor plot points here and there. And here come the spoilers.

Talking to the U.K.’s Evening Standard, Mads Mikkelsen — who supposedly is playing the father of our new heroine, Jyn — dropped some tiny clues as to what we might see in the movie. Knowing that the movie is set before the events of A New Hope, and that somewhere in the galaxy Luke, Leia, and Han are out there, might they show up?

His short and sweet answer: “Some of them – but I would reveal too much.”

Mikkelsen continues, further explaining, “There are iconic characters in our film and also characters you have never heard of. It’s a mix.”

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What we can take away from this is that yes, we’ll see some familiar faces, but Mikkelsen is mum on who — and we do already know that iconic Star Wars character Mon Mothma makes an appearance. The obvious answer as to who else would be Leia, since she always has been, and always will be, a huge part of the Rebel Alliance (or, Resistance). But, the thing is that Rogue One is a prequel, and it’s not like Carrie Fisher could take on the role playing Leia at 19 again (but let’s be real, she totally could). Now the big question is: do you want to see someone else play Princess Leia in a prequel?

Might even the new, and younger Han Solo make a quick appearance? Something else to consider. And we’ve got 225 days to dream think about it.

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