More Casting News for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


As we round the base to the second week in January 2016, we have news of four new roles for Rogue One: A Star Wars story have been reportedly cast…

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According to Making Star Wars who got the news via Daisy Ridley Fan, there have been four roles filled for this December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. A child actor named Justin Calignawan, has been cast in the role of “Small Creature.” There is no news as to the name of this tiny character, but it is rather neat that Gareth Edwards is choosing young actors to fill roles that as live creatures, instead of CGI or purely puppet.

Next we have actor Jimi Finn who is reportedly portraying a “Marine” extra. This is probably a part made for the Rebels, as I do not think the Empire used names like Marines. Finn’s call sheet reads that he has a role in Los Alamos, which is the code name for Rogue One.

Here we have a creature performer named Nick SKC. He is cast to use his particular set of skills in Rogue One. As to what kind of creature, just like the child actor, we don’t know what he will be performing as. However, it is refreshing to hear that Edwards will be using practical effects, much like Abrams did with The Force Awakens.

Finally we have Anthony Beale, who is in the British Army. Mr. Beale will be playing an extra in Rogue One, and has the look of an Imperial officer, although I’m sure he could play any part, with enough makeup and growing out of hair/wigs.

That’s it for now. But, it would appear as if more and more news for Rogue One is beginning to trickle in, and before you know it, there will be a veritable influx of casting news, trailers, and official photos from filming.

Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force, as we bring you all the new news and information regarding Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode VIII — as well as the other Star Wars films — as they come in. And, please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

H/T — MSW via DRN