Ever since we saw the amazing behind the scenes sizzle reel for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Star Wars Celebration Europe, speculation has run rampant about what may be hidden in the footage. Some say they saw Tarkin, others believe they saw Ponda Boba and Dr. Evazan, and many have made the claim that Bail Organa makes an appearance. At about 1:04 in the video a character that is barely visible on the right bears a striking resemblance to Princess Leia's adoptive father. Now it appears we have confirmation that it is indeed Bail in the sizzle reel!
Jimmy Smits, who previously portrayed Bail Organa in Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith, was a recent guest on the daytime talk show The Talk. During the interview the hosts brought attention to the aforementioned character in the behind the scenes reel and probed Smits for more information. While at first he played coy, Smits responded by seemingly confirming his involvement in the film:
"Can you say the word cameo? Can you say the words small part?"
You can watch the full segment with Jimmy Smits here:
Well there you have it! Bail Organa will be making a presumably small appearance in Rogue One, but appearing nonetheless. Being that Bail is presumed to be killed during the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope shortly after this film, it will be quite interesting to see what part he will play in the mission to steal the Death Star plans. This also goes a long way to helping bridge the gap between the Prequel and Original Trilogies.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16th!
Source: The Talk
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