Despite the heavy reshoots over the summer, the buzz surrounding “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has certainly improved in the wake of the Star Wars Celebration Europe convention earlier this month.
A new featurette only stirred excitement, while one or two cast members let slip a few spoilers that have got people talking. Aside from that though, rumors still continue to swirl about two potential cameos in the film – that of Alden Ehrenreich’s young Han Solo and Hayden Christensen in his Anakin Skywalker guise will make an appearance.
Now, speaking with ExtraTV, director Gareth Edwards and producer Kathleen Kennedy unequivocally shot down both rumors – seems this won’t have as much fan service as some fans were hoping.
Edwards says: “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to this but I think I should. I can put to bed, Han Solo is NOT in the movie.” Edwards was also asked about the report that the film ends ten minutes before the events of ‘A New Hope’ begins, to which he played it more coy saying: “I can’t talk about things like that.”
Kennedy was more forthcoming on that front, saying she was amused by the reports “precise amount” of ten minutes. She goes on to say “it definitely leads into ‘New Hope,’ that’s very intentional… and it’s a story that sits outside of anything anyone would necessarily know.” Asked about the Christensen rumors, she says: “No, that is not true. I can confirm that, he’s not in it.” Asked about a young Han Solo appearing she says: “No, I can also confirm that.”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens December 16th.