So with all the buzz going around with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, an other film I’m starting to pay a little bit more attention to is Star Wars: Rogue One. Earlier there was a little nugget of news/rumor that this movie will bring back one key character back!
That character will be Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin!!! Of course it have to be done with CGI do to the actor passing away in 1994 :(.
According to an anonymous source, Grand Moff Tarkin will reportedly play a significant part in the plot of Star Wars: Rogue One, and that the process is one of the “most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever.” No explicit details are given about how exactly the character will fit into the plot, but the source offers that it’s a significant role “as he was the one to create Darth Vader.” (It should be noted that this isn’t actually part of the established canon, and could be proof that the news is spurious).
As I said before in a past post, Star Wars: Rogue One will be set in the time line before the events in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Following the squadron sent in to steal the plans for the original Death Star. Don’t know if there will be any familiar characters featured in the movie, but so far the cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk.
Production has actually already begun on Star Wars: Rogue One, with the film targeting a release date in December 2016. We’ll just have to wait and see if it includes a CGI Peter Cushing.