Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has offered fans a plethora of easter eggs to discover upon multiple viewing of the film. Among the films hidden treasures have been a few cameo appearances from key behind-the-scenes figures from past and future Star Wars projects. However, one cameo that had eluded fans until now was that of Rogue One director himself, Gareth Edwards. Now, StarWarsNews.Net reports that after thoroughly examining the film, an enthusiastic fan named Leonardo Valdivia has discovered Edwards’ cameo role.
Valdivia took to Twitter to share his finding, revealing that Gareth Edwards plays a small but important role in Rogue One. Edwards plays the rebel soldier who disengages the Tantive IV from Admiral Raddus’ ship following Darth Vader’s rampage, allowing Princess Leia and company to flee with the Death Star plans.
What do you think of Gareth Edwards giving himself a reasonably important cameo in the film? Without Edwards’ character, Vader would have retrieved the stolen plans and the rest of the Star Wars saga ceases to exist. Is this news to you, or had you already spotted Edwards before? Share your thoughts below!
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters!