Maslany Rumored For Familiar “Star Wars” Role?

A few weeks back came rumors that several actresses were testing for the female lead role in the untitled “Star Wars” spin-off film which Gareth Edwards is directing. Then last week came word that “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany had beat out her competitors and got the gig.

Today, a report has surfaced on iKwiz that suggests Maslany will be playing the live-action incarnation of one of the characters featured in the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series. Specifically, Sabine Wren – a Mandalorian Human female weapons expert who will be a little older and a fully fledged bounty hunter in the new film.

With the spin-off set to take place before events in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” and with ‘Rebels’ set between the original and prequel trilogies, the time period would match up in which such a crossover could take place.

Of course none of this has been confirmed by the studio.