The 32-year-old actress reportedly stars as a character named Lyra Erso in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ anthology movie.
It’s obvious that Felicity Jones is starring in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, but her character’s real name is still kept secret. A recent report from a Twitter account named Daisy Ridley Fan revealed a possible name for the lead character played by Jones.
The outlet claimed that the English actress would play Lyra Erso. The source made the conclusion after they learned that stuntwoman Gabriele Fritz was listed on various casting sites as being the double for Erso. Since Fritz possesses a close physical resemblance to Jones, it’s possible that Erso is Jones’ character’s name.
If the rumor is true, fans will get a brand new heroine without a familial connection to the Skywalker or Solo clans. However, there is still a possibility that Erso is just a codename.
Previously, Jones was rumored to play a Rebel Alliance soldier, who embarks on a suicide mission to steal the plans to the first mega-weapon Death Star from the Empire. A seperate report hinted that Bern Collaco would play a stormtrooper, Angus Cook would portray a mechanic and Nabilah Karim would star as a samurai.
“Rogue One” takes place shortly before “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope” and shortly after the events of the animated series “Star Wars Rebels”. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the “Star Wars” anthology movie is slated for a release on December 16 in the United States.