The above photo was revealed at D23 over the weekend. Lucasfilm revealed the the first photo of the main cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story suited up as the characters they play in the film. The cast features Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Donnie Yen.
Almost immediately after the photo's release, fans began to speculate that Luna might possibly play Luke Skywalker's friend, Biggs Darklighter. Here's a closer look at Luna's character...
Check out this comparison photo off Twitter:
Seems like a pretty striking resemblance. Luna has a very similar look, especially when it comes to the 'stache. Biggs does join the Rebel Alliance before Luke came along, if you recall.
There's also a rumor circulating that Felicity Jones' character has ties to Boba Fett in the story. It would make sense since it takes place before the events of A New Hope. I would be very down for Biggs to play a part in this storyline that chronicles the resistance fighters' journey embarking on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star from the Empire.
These are all rumors and speculation, but hey... why not have a little fun trying to figure these things out? The Star Wars franchise is ramping up big time in late 2015 going into 2016, and it's completely fair-game for the fandom to be losing ints collective shit. I mean, how many movies do you know that don't come out for over a year that get coverage? Not many. But not many movies are Star Wars movies.
Rogue One hits theaters December 16, 2016. But at least Episode VII: The Force Awakens is coming December 18, 2015!