Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff, is starting to take shape, with a growing cast that includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, and Forest Whitaker already set to star. The story has been confirmed to center on a band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans, but there is still very little we know about what roles these actors are playing. Today on Meet the Movie Press, El Mayimbe dropped a new rumor that reveals Felicity Jones is playing the daughter of Boba Fett.
El Mayimbe himself even stated that this piece of information is a rumor which has not been confirmed, so it could turn out to be completely false. Then again, Boba Fett has long been rumored to have some sort of presence in this spinoff, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn that one of the big stars is playing the bounty hunter's daughter. Since Felicity Jones was the first actress confirmed for Rogue One, many assumed that her character would be the leader of this team that tries to steal the Death Star plans, which still may be the case, even if she is Boba Fett's daughter.
Production is about to begin very shortly, with producer Kathleen Kennedy revealing in Hall H of Comic-Con that shooting will begin in three weeks on this spinoff, a statement which was made exactly three weeks ago today. If production does start within the next few days, hopefully we'll get confirmation on who Felicity Jones' character really is. It has long been rumored that Ben Mendelsohn is the primary villain, but we know nothing about his character, or any of the other roles as well.
Gareth Edwards is directing from a script originally written by Gary Whitta, with Chris Weitz providing a rewrite. Shooting is slated to take place at Pinewood Studios in London, and a rumor that surfaced just before SDCC claimed that shooting had already started, with a shoot that involved a ship landing in the jungle. Of course, that report was never confirmed, but production should start soon, regardless.
What do you think about this Felicity Jones rumor? Could you see her playing the daughter of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett? Or do you think she is one of the Rebel leaders, like originally rumored? Chime in with your thoughts, and you can check out this week's full episode of Meet the Movie Press below. The Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One talk comes at approximately the 51:50 mark.