Report: Lead Role In STAR WARS Spin-Off ROGUE ONE Cast

Star Wars: Rogue One
concept art from Star Wars: Rogue One
Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

According to Variety, Mexican actor Diego Luna has landed a lead role in upcoming Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. While his character remains undisclosed, the report states the actor will play a lead role opposite Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed, with Ben Mendelsohn starring as the film's main villain.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One's plot was revealed earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration, and is said to revolve around the rebel force that secured the Death Star plans prior to the events of A New Hope. Rogue One is set for a December 16, 2016 release.

Disney and Lucasfilm had no comment on the Variety report.

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