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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While everyone’s hearts are aflutter with the very Darth Vader-heavy TV spot that was just released for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, some may have missed the subtle inclusion of another classic villain from that galaxy far, far away.

There was a blink-and-you-miss-it glimpse at the back of someone’s head, and that someone seemed to be Grand Moff Tarkin! 

Here’s the bit you might have missed in the Rogue One TV spot:

Tarkin first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope, where he was played by the late, great Peter Cushing.

This won’t be the first time that Moff Tarkin has been resurrected for a Star Wars film. When Revenge of The Sith came out in 2005, long after Cushing’s death, George Lucas hired actor Wayne Pygram (beneath a ton of makeup) to appear as the character.

We’ve heard for a while that Tarkin would be appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but this morning’s TV spot was our first real glimpse of the character.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, and more, comes out on December 16.

SOURCE: Star Wars

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.