– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than two weeks away from its official release, and with that, fans are still eager for whatever meager scraps of information they can get.

One such scrap may come in the form of a quote from actress Kelly Marie Tran. Tran is set to play the character of Rose Tico in the upcoming film, and based on all the advertising — as well as her involvement in the plot, it sounds like she’d be an addition to the main cast, as opposed to some one-off character.

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When speaking to Screen Rant, however, Tran said:

“First of all, I don’t know if I’m in IX or not (Hums Twilight Zone theme) but I would like her to. First of all, I really and Rian has said this before, I think his idea behind writing this character was the idea like in many of the other films that essentially someone who is kind of this nobody, this background player, can face the challenges that come up and nobody can turn into sort of an unlikely hero. Maybe. If the story were to move forward with this character I would like to hope that we like further that idea, yeah.”

So what does this mean? Can we take this to mean she likely isn’t returning?

Not at all. For starters, we know that Star Wars: Episode IX is still in development by J.J. Abrams and co. Of course, very few people apart from the main cast would know if they were involved.

What we can likely take from this is that Rose is going to survive the film. Why would she discuss her hopes for the character if she didn’t make it to the final credits, after all? Either that, or she’s playing us (the media) like a fiddle.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

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.