Oh boy, did we just get our first MEGA "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" spoiler?
SPOILERS! NOT A JOKE. THIS IS A HUGE SPOILER WARNING!!
FOR REAL!! If you don’t want to know ANYTHING about ANYTHING about the upcoming Star Wars spin-off prequel, Rogue One, close out of this window immediately. Come back here on December 17th to see if this spoiler comes true or nah, but seriously friends. This could be the most epic, major spoiler to come out of the film so far.
This is your final warming.
Star Wars Celebration took place over the weekend in London, England, and it involved so many of our favorite Star Wars things, from movies to people, to upcoming teases about what’s in store for the franchise. One of the most popular panels was all about the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One. It’s about the plot to steal the plans for the Death Star, and it looks hella intense.
Already, Rogue One has hit some turbulence in the spoiler department. As you probably fondly remember with Force Awakens, the team behind Star Wars likes to keep everything under lock and key until the very last second. But lots of details have already slipped out about Rogue One, some intentional, some completely by accident.
A HUGE accidental spoiler might have just slipped out.
During the panel — moderated by lovely human Gwendoline Christie — the conversation turns to two brand new Star Wars characters, Chirrut and Baze, played by Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen, respectively. Little is known about the two, but supposedly, they’re friends and fighting partners who team up with the team of Rebels lead by Felicity Jone’s Jyn.
THE SPOILER IS ON THE NEXT PAGE. I’M REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT EVERYONE LEARNING THIS, OK?
And — THIS IS THE SPOILER, THIS IS IT, LOOK AWAY — Chirrut dies, as accidentally revealed by Wen.
According to IGN, who was live on the scene, this is how it went down:
OMG. If you want to actually watch the video of this happening, you can’t. Star Wars Celebration was live-streaming this panel, but after it concluded, the video on YouTube was switched over to private. Interesting. The only reason this would happen is if…a huge spoiler had just been revealed.
According to those in attendance, yeah, it totally happened:
If you really want to see the exact moment it goes down, it’s here (and plz don’t come after me Star Wars I love you):
Earlier on in the interview, Wen comments that English is not his first language, so it’s possible that he just mistranslated his explanation. But from the way Christie then cut the interview off, it sure feels like something major just went down.
As usual, no one from the Star Wars camp is confirming, or denying, any of this. So maybe it happens, maybe it doesn’t, let’s start prepping our hearts for this BIG moment either way. We’ll have to wait and see.