While most fans dream of having the opportunity to appear in a Star Wars film, not everyone can play a leading role in the beloved franchise. However, the series has been known to offer small cameo roles to people, including members of the team who have worked on various Star Wars projects, past and present. While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer Gary Whitta was among those lucky enough the film a cameo appearance in the latest Star Wars film, his role was ultimately cut from the final version of the film. Now, Whitta has taken to Twitter to share an image of his time on the set of Rogue One, revealing his cut cameo role to fans.
The image features Whitta in a Rebel pilot uniform alongside Rayne Roberts, a member of the Star Wars story group responsible for maintaining continuity between the various Star Wars films, novels, video games and television shows. You can check out the post below!
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) December 22, 2016
With a number of Star Wars projects yet to begin production, including Episode IX and the young Han Solo standalone film, hopefully there will still be an opportunity for Gary Whitta to make an on-screen appearance in the Star Wars universe.
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!
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