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Rogue One Casts Elysium‘s Diego Luna in Lead Role

Witness the power of this fully operational casting.

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Variety is reporting that Elysium and Y Tu Mamá También‘s Diego Luna has joined Felicity Jones in a lead Rogue One role. Lucasfilm and Disney reportedly had no comment on the casting at this time.

During Star Wars Celebration last month it was revealed Rogue One will focus on a crew who set out to steal the Death Star plans, so it seems likely Luna could be playing a central member of rebel soldier Felicity Jones’ gang–regardless, I’m just excited to see the first Star Wars Anthology film is continuing Force Awakens‘ trend of diversifying the franchise and casting incredible actors of color (crossing all my appendages that Rogue One actually delivers on its rumored LGBTQ+ representation as well).

What do you think, gang? Excited to see Jones and Luna team up for space adventures?

(via Newsarama)

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