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