Star Wars Rogue One Adds Diego Luna as Rebel and Ben Mendelsohn As Villain

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Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has channeled The Force and is next tackling the stand alone (aka anthology film) Star Wars: Rogue One. We know that Felicity Jones is the lead rebel soldier in the heist film and that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) is also set to star. Now, we have a few more names to add to the list and even know who our main villain will be!

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Variety is reporting that Elysium star Diego Luna has joined the cast as a rebel fighter and that Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to be the film’s main villain.

The plot of Rogue One has been rumored to involve the events before A New Hope that follow a group of rebels who go deep into the Empire world to steal those Death Star plans, which eventually give our freedom fighters a leg up in the battle against Darth Vader.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due first on December 18, and then look for Star Wars: Rogue One on December 16, 2016.

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