We now Know that Jimmy Smits will reprise his role as Bail Organa in Rogue One A Star Wars Story. The actor let that slip recently when he appeared on The Talk when he commented that the role was a cameo. So how will he fit into the movie, and have we already caught a glimpse of the end of then film? Read on for more....
Here is what Jimmy Smits told The Talk when he appeared:
If it is indeed a small role then its reasonable to assume that he appears in the film sparingly. I'd suggest that it will be more impactful if Bail Organa appears in the closing moments, where he will help hand off to A New Hope. Check out the image below. Its a shot from the SWCE sizzle reel that shows Jimmy onset in full Bail Organa regalia.
I'm willing to bet that this is a shot from the final moments of Rogue One. Here is what might happen.
We know the plans are acquired by the Rogues, Jyn, Cassian and Co, but we also know that they fail to deliver them to Mon Mothma on Yavin IV. Could Bail Organa be volunteering to intercept those plans for the rebellion? Does he believe his Imperial Senate credentials will buy him some wriggle room to get the plans into more capable hands? Might we see Bail hook up with the surviving members of the Rogue assault team (maybe just K-2SO) and take possession of the plans before heading onto Alderaan. En route he might transmit the plans to the Tantine IV and into the care of his adoptive daughter, Leia.
Imagine the final moments of Rogue One involving an exchange between Bail and (a CGI) Leia, as he tells her to head to Tatooine and get the plans to Obi-Wan. We will know this is the final exchange between these two characters, an exchange that may include Bail saying something like, "I'll be waiting for you on Alderaan. May the Force be with you." This will enhance the scene in A New Hope filmed four decades ago, where Leia sees her home world destroyed.
What do you think? Is this the way Rogue One will close? Have we already seen a shot from the final moments of the new movie? Will seeing Bail Organa and Leia exchange hurried goodbyes effect the way you view the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope? Leave your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
Thank you for reading,