A lot of details regarding the characters are yet to be revealed but Donnie Yen described his character to be good and benevolent. He is seen taking out stromtroopers with a staff. Forest Whittaker has the appearance of a tough survivor. He says during a voiceover, “What will you do when they catch you? What will you do if they break you? If you continue to fight, what will you become?”
As already discussed, Mads Mikkelsen let slip that he will play Jyn Erso’s father. However, he was not seen in the trailer. There will be a beach battle featuring Imperial Walkers and AT-ATs. Alexandre Desplat, an Academy Award winner behind celebrated films like The King’s Speech and Argo is actually composing the score in Rogue One.
The film was shot in Pinewood Studios, UK primarily. It was further confirmed by Mads Mikkelsen that the film would be partially shot in Iceland. In case you don’t remember, parts of The Force Awakens were also shot there.
A widely popular rumor suggested that Darth Vader would potentially appear in Star Wars Rogue One. According to a report from Flickering Myth, Spencer Wilding will play a part under the suit. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether James Earl Jones will reprise his role as the booming, haunting voice of Darth Vader.
Stay tuned for more updates on Star Wars: Rogue One!