Gareth Edwards has added another rebel fighter to the upcoming Star Wars spin-off: Rogue One. Variety has reported that Diego Luna in being considered for lead role alongside Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed, while Ben Mendelsohn will star as the villain. Although, Disney or Lucasfilm had no comment on casting. At the Star Wars Celebration, Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy (Lucasfilm President) revealed the plot of the film, which revolves around the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters, with Jones starring as one of the rebel soldiers.
This heist will take place between Episode III and IV. It will resemble “The Dirty Dozen” and “Saving Private Ryan” as far as cast size. Luna is typically behind the camera instead of in front of it, directing a number of smaller art films. His most recent work was Blood Father opposite Mel Gibson and Mr. Pig, which he wrote and directed. Rogue One is coming to theaters December 16, 2016.