Mon Mothma A Big Part Of “Rogue One”

One of the big surprises of the teaser trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was the appearance of a familiar face from “Return of the Jedi” – the Rebel Leader Mon Mothma.

Genevieve O’Reilly, who first played the role ten years earlier in a deleted scene from “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith,” reprises it in the new film in what was suspected to be just a cameo. Turns out she has a significantly larger role than that. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy tells EW:

“We actually see quite a bit of her. The Rebel alliance is in disarray. Pretty panicked. Up against it. And she is trying the best she can to provide the leadership, in amongst a wide variety of Rebel soldiers that have very differing opinions as to what to do.”

That’s not all though, several more photos from the project have been revealed by the publication including better looks at the Death Trooper outfits and characters played by the likes of Donnie Yen and Diego Luna. Check out those new photos below.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens December 16th.