Felicity Jones' Character Name In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Possibly Revealed


With less than a year until its release, 2016's most-ancitipated film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

And now, we're starting to get little bits of information about the film.

Very little.

For instance, Making Star Wars and Daisy Ridley Fan claim they know the name of Felicity Jones's character from the film.

Supposedly, the character's name is Lyra Erso.

How do they know? They claim to have got it from a casting site: "The role is doubled by a white female actor, Gabriele Fritz. She is playing the photo double for a character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

As far as we can tell, there's no particular relevance to this character name.

Rogue One is the first of the new standalone live-action movies that will sit outside of the "Episode" or "Saga" films. The plan for Disney/Lucasfilm is to have a Saga film - one of the ones with "Episode #" in front of it - every other year, with "A Star Wars Story" movie in the years between Rogue One tells the story of the elite unit of the Rebel Alliance on a mission to steal the plans to the Empire's new mega-weapon, the Death Star. It takes place shortly before the original Star Wars, now also known as Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, and shortly after the events of the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards, and scheduled for a December 16, 2016 debut. See where it and other Star Wars films sit on our full franchise movie release schedule.