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Rogue One [Official Info] Diego Luna (Captain Cassian Andor) in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Anthology' started by starocean90, May 13, 2015.

  1. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-wars-rogue-one-diego-luna-cast-1201494752
    Thoughts???
     
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  2. DarthLightlyBruise

    DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Worth repeating (from the Rogue One thread):

    That's excellent news. Diego Luna is a brilliant actor. First saw him in Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien, where he was just as compelling as Gael Garcia Bernal.
     
  3. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Jedi Master star 4

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    Hmm, Imperial Soldier or Rebel Scum? ;)

    * Edit: NVM, noticed the article says he is playing a Rebel soldier.
     
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  4. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    he's rumored to be
     
  5. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    "Never heard of him."
     
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  6. KitsterAKABobaFett

    KitsterAKABobaFett Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    In before theories about Poe Dameron's dad... :p
     
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  7. Luminous Beings Are We

    Luminous Beings Are We Jedi Knight star 3

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    I only know of him from that animated film that came out last year, The Book of Life. He played the lead role. I enjoyed it a lot.
     
  8. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Joe Dameron confirmed. :p
     
  9. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    The way media sites report these stories is very confusing.

    The Variety headline states "‘Star Wars: Rogue One': Diego Luna Joins Felicity Jones in Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)". This is saying that he cast in the movie. Yet, the first paragraph says he is "in talks". And last night, Empire's headline was saying Luna is in talks, and Mendelsohn is "confirmed" as the lead, but there no actual confirmation.

    So, is Jones still the only confirmed?

    EDIT: Good news if it is true. Luna is a great actor.
     
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  10. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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  11. visionz13

    visionz13 Jedi Knight star 1

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    He seemed to Blush when asked about Biggs. Could Freddy Prinze Jr play Kanan in this movie?
     
  12. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Changed tag to official.


    I'm doing a lot of these today.
     
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  13. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    had to laugh at this.[face_laugh]
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  14. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  15. Bennihana

    Bennihana Jedi Knight star 3

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    I really hope this is true because then I can link people to my post in the other thread and say I called it :p
     
  16. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    I could see them including Biggs in this movie. Story wise, if this is a "bounty hunter" like team hired to steal the plans, the Rebel Alliance would certainly want one of their own on the team to keep everybody focused, accountable, and to report back to the rebels. His positioning and posture may suggest this in the photo. Also unlike the others, his uniform and weapon appear to be Rebel Alliance like. Similar to Han on Hoth.

    Imagine the impact this would have on his death in the Death Star Battle. If a co-lead in this film, our emotional attachment to the character would go way beyond just feeling Luke's pain. It would also allow a conversation about being back home on Tatooine, bulls-eyeing womp rats in his t16 with his pal Luke. That is the only way I can see Luke being mentioned in this film, and Disney will surely not run from the opportunity to Tie in to the OT in this way.

    Besides, Biggs was totally cheated in ANH with most of his scenes on the cutting room floor. Fun thought anyway.
     
  17. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Felicity Jones: "Who are you and where do you come from?"
    Diego Luna: "My name is Biggs Darklighter and I'm from Tatooine".
    Felicity: "Darklighter... now that's really a weird name".
    Diego: "Nope, a buddy of mine from Tatooine is called Skywalker. THAT is a weird name".

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  18. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    It's gotta be Biggs, that Mustache is not a coincidence.

    Great read on Wikia - Yes no longer Canon, but these new filmmakers will certainly borrow from old EU if it fits.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Biggs_Darklighter

    After deserting the Ecliptic, Darklighter officially joined the Rebel Alliance along with Derek Klivian. They would eventually become two of the Rebellion's most talented pilots and valued members. Their first assignment was service together in the Ecliptic Evaders, asquadron of Rebel starfighter pilots stationed in the Sullust system. Although Darklighter and Klivian were inseparable comrades, circumstances eventually parted them. At that time, graduates of the Imperial Academy and valued leaders such as these were extremely rare in the ranks of Rebel pilots, and GeneralJan Dodonna had little choice but to assign them to outposts where they could be most effective.[8]

    Sounds like a perfect fit for a team attempting to steal imperial plans. I am so much more excited about this movie now!
     
  19. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    Totally avoiding the question at the 3:50 mark. I think we can say it is official folks. Diego is Biggs. The video, the mustache, and his "non-canon" backstory all point to this being the case. It simply makes sense, and a concept pitched by John Knoll, had to be more than "what if we show the theft of the death star plans?" It was probably more like this:

    "What if we explore the character of Biggs Darklighter to add more impact to his death in 'A New Hope'. We know very little about him, and could easily create a backstory for him without the danger of contradicting anything in the OT. Much like Luke, this guy has hero and legend written all over him, and it is a shame that we don't know anything more about him. He may even have had a role in the theft of the Death Star plans. We could build an entire line of books, toys, and potentially more films around this one Character. He may not be a Jedi, but he is a damn good fighter pilot."
     
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  20. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    I wouldn't mind I always loved Biggs even with the little screen-time he got, I also liked his scenes with Luke especially his deleted scenes. But doesn't Diego have an accent when speaking while Biggs didn't???
     
  21. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    I'm probably thinking too far ahead, but think of the title, 'Rogue One'. What if Biggs IS 'Rogue One'?

    Again this from EU and Wikia, but it fits into what COULD be the plan for a 'Rogue Squadron' series of films.

    Although he died before the official formation of Rogue Squadron, Darklighter was considered one of its original members. After the squadron's reformation in the early years of the New Republic, Commander Antilles would often mention Darklighter's name as having died in service to Rogue Squadron in his introductory speech to new recruits as a legend to which they could never surpass.
     
  22. jedi_jra

    jedi_jra Jedi Master star 1

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    The first thing most foreign actors learn to do is to lose or hide their accents. If he is a decent actor, this shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  23. DaddlerTheDalek

    DaddlerTheDalek Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow. I start to believe that this is indeed Biggs!
     
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  24. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok 11X Wacky Wednesday Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I would be thrilled if he was Biggs. I always liked him and secretly wished he had more screen time.

    Nice call everyone.
     
  25. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think the Biggs theory is solid. If he can lose his accent and get his voice to sound right, then it'll totally work. He's got the look down.
     
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