Since this might constitute a spoiler, I’m putting the details under the cut…
Non-spoiler update 8/7: NBC will air a new Rogue One trailer on Thursday during its Olympic coverage. NBC must be so jazzed for ratings it’ll happily run a trailer from its rival’s parent company!
As we all hoped, Jimmy Smits will be reprising his role as Bail Organa in “Rogue One!” Even though it has not yet been announced on starwars.com or through any other official Star Wars source, word came right from the horse’s mouth when Smits appeared today on CBS’s “The Talk.” From Cinelinx:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sits at a point in the Star Wars timeline where it’s prime for some iconic character cameos. The film’s first trailer already revealed the return of Mon Mothma, and Darth Vader has also been confirmed to have a small (but significant) role in the film, and many speculated based off a brief glimpse from the Celebration Sizzle Reel that Bail Organa would also be making an appearance.
Bail comes from the Prequels, the adoptive father of Princess Leia and one of the primary founders of the Rebellion against the Empire. Today, Jimmy Smits, the actor who portrays the character in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, confirmed he has a cameo in this year’s upcoming Rogue One! The actor himself confirmed the information on The Talk:
“Can you say the word cameo?” he said laughing. “Can you say the words small part?”
Okay, now you’re getting my attention. Just get that publicity thing going already!
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