I know we’re all still watching that Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens trailer but please take a moment to look toward the future with me, as Deadline suggests that Ben Mendelsohn might be up for a role in that recently titled and most assuredly forthcoming Rogue One.
We don’t know much about this confirmed spin-off except that it’s to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and that the idea for the story is said to come from John Knoll. But if the current crop of Marvel Comics are any suggestion then I’m pretty sure Disney will find a way to play in the past while tying into the present and building toward the future. For me I want a something set in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi, where we see a new commander replace Luke Skywalker as head of Rogue Squadron.
Heck, I’m just on board for any movie that focuses in on the Rebels and their elite X-Wing unit! And if you have no idea who Ben Mendelsohn is you can check him out on Netflix via Bloodline or dig up your dust covered copy of The Dark Knight Rises. I know many of you will prefer the former but still I’m giving you options, that’s my thing.
So what do you think? Could this off-shoot be something special? Or is it doomed to fail despite any potential casting choices therein?
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