Diego Luna 'set to join Star Wars: Rogue One'

Diego Luna is reportedly in talks for a lead role alongside Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

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Diego Luna

Diego Luna is reportedly in talks for a lead role in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'.

The 35-year-old actor is wanted to appear in the Gareth Edwards-directed 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, which will also feature 'The Theory of Everything' actress Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed.

Diego, who appeared in the 2013 sci-fi movie 'Elysium', is wanted to take up a leading role alongside Felicity, Variety reports.

Meanwhile, at the recent Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, Gareth Edwards gave fans a few clues as to what they can expect from the much-anticipated spin-off.

He shared: "It's set in an era where there are no Jedi, or they're all but extinct.

"It's about the fact that God's not coming to save us. We're on our own - and we have to do this ourselves and turn around.

"The absence of the Jedi is omnipresent - it hangs over the whole movie - and it comes down to a group of individuals that don't have magical powers but have to somehow bring hope to the galaxy."

'Star Wars: Rogue One' is due to be released in December 2016, a year after the J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

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