Published On: Tue, Jul 28th, 2015

‘Sherlock’ star Jonathan Aris cast in ‘Star Wars Rogue One’

The Star Wars franchise continues to grow with the next film being Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and that film’s cast just grew by one: Sherlock star Jonathan Aris has been cast.

The BBC reported the news that Aris was joining the film after a short-lived update on the actor’s Spotlight page. The information was taken down, but Lizo Mzimba took a grab of the site when it was still up, showing Aris playing someone called Senator Jebel.


Empire notes that there has been no official announcement as of yet, but the Spotlight site, an official source for actors’ bios, isn’t known for running specious information.

Aris, who plays Dr. Anderson on Sherlock, has also been seen on TV recently in Humans. Film-wise, he’ll pop up as Brendan Hatch in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, due out on October 2.

Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is helming the film from a script that has seen work from Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz. Felicity Jones is confirmed, with Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn in various stages of either signed on or hashing out deals.

The story finds a group of rebels and others hatching a plan to steal the plans of the first Death Star, set in the time between Episodes III and IV. It’s scheduled to arrive in theaters December next year.



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