A rumor originating on Reddit claims to reveal which Star Wars Original Trilogy characters will appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, according to a report from ComicBookMovie, who must be experiencing as slow a news day as we are. The source is a person who claims to have seen the credits for the film, and there's no way of verifying it in any way, so there's a good chance it's completely made up, or at best educated speculation based on known information.
Then again, the relatively mundane subject of the post and the unspectacular nature of the information revealed gives the rumor a certain charm. Why lie about this, of all things? Anyway, take it with the proverbial grain of salt.
Here's the Reddit post:
Because of my line of work, the end credits for Rogue One came across my desk the other day. While I couldn't take a picture of the screen (phone not allowed, and I like my job), I was able to scribble enough notes that offer some information about who is (and is not) in the film. When I got home, I snooped around online, and some of this isn't listed anywhere. Wanted to offer to share this with the good people of reddit… but I understand that I don't have verifiable proof (until the release date) that this is the real deal, and I didn't want to post this on /r/StarWars and get downvoted into oblivion. Fortunately, their mods suggested I post here. Anyway… here's my best recreation of bits of the end credit…
(spoilers below, so don't read it you don't want 'em.)
MUSIC BY — Michael Giacchino
ORIGINAL STAR WARS MUSIC — John Williams
JYN ERSO — Felicity Jones
YOUNG JYN — Beau Gadson
YOUNGER JYN — Dolly Gadson
GALEN ERSO — Mads Mikkelsen
LYRA ERSO — Valene Kane
CASSIAN — Diego Luna
K-2SO — Alan Tudyk
CHIRRUT — Donnie Yen
BAZE — Jiang Wen
BODHI — Riz Ahmed
SAW — Forest Whitaker
MON MOTHMA — Genevieve O'Reilly
BAIL ORGANA — Jimmy Smits
PRINCESS LEIA — Ingvild Deila
… with Special Thanks to Carrie Fisher
DARTH VADER (VOICE) — James Earl Jones
DARTH VADER — Spencer Wilding & Daniel Naprous
KRENNIC — Ben Mendelsohn
GOVERNOR TARKIN — Guy Henry
…with Special Thanks to Peter Cushing
GENERAL DODONNA — Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan!)
There were several more generals and senators listed, but no actors of note
C3PO — Anthony Daniels
2TUBES — Aidan Cook
No R2D2 listed but that could be because of Kenny Baker's death and there's no longer a person inside?
Oh, and there is a "Blockade Runner Pilot" listed too. So this may slip right into the beginning ANH.
Also listed as Special Thanks: Lord and Miller, Rian Johnson, Winberg & Filoni (Rebels), as well as somebody from the Lucas's Archives.
ADMIRAL RADDUS (VOICE) — Stephen Stanton
BLOCKADE RUNNER PILOT — Keith Dunphy
HAMMERHEAD CAPTAIN — Angus Wright
CORPORAL TONC — Jordan Stephens
LIEUTENANT SEFLA — Babou Ceesay
SERGEANT MELSHI — Duncan Pow
The most notable takeaway from the post, which again we remind you may be complete fiction, is Ingvild Deila as Princess Leia.
So what do you think? Complete BS? We'll all find out one way or another on December 16th when the film opens in the U.S., or on December 15, when the film opens in the UK, and Bleeding Cool spoils it for everyone in the U.S. early.