'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' First Details On Forest Whitaker's Character Revealed

By Matt O'Bryant

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now less than 11 months away from its December 16th release date, its amazing we still know almost nothing about the film. By this time last year we already had that amazing teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Its very interesting that we haven't received a teaser yet, possibly one very soon? Hopefully!

While we patiently wait for our first glimpse of the film, we can chew on the first juicy details of Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker's character from Rogue One. These interesting details about his character come from the cool guys and gals over at MakingStarWars.net. While nothing is confirmed, MSW.NET are always on point and have like a 90% track record when it comes to these types of things. So check out the details below and sound off in the comments, on who you think Whitaker will be playing. Also let us know how excited you are for this film.

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According to MakingStarWars.net:

  • It appears he has one leg and uses a cane as a crutch to walk. Earlier reports made it seem like he might have one leg but the clarification on the topic is a “robot leg.”
  • He appears to be a veteran of some battles, but it isn’t clear if he lost his leg fighting in The Clone Wars or against the Empire.
  • Based on a differentiated code name from the rest of the rebels in the movie, it appears he is likely good but maybe a bounty hunter affiliated type
  • He has a cape and his costume is a hodgepodge of different things (think of someone you might see at Maz’s Castle).

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th, 2016.