EW.com released a few quotes from Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, who gave us some detail on the planet Jedha from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story....
Gareth goes on to indicate that Jedha is significant to both the Jedi and the Empire. Could he be confirming our theory that it's the Kyber Crystal deposits on Jedha that are important? Is this why Galen Erso, Jyn's father, was taken years before the events of this film because he knows how to manipulate the crystals and get the Death Stars super laser working?
The article seems to be hinting heavily that the character in question is Donnie Yen's Chirrut Îmwe. The article also details Jedha as being home to Bodhi Rook. Bodhi is an Imperial pilot who also supports the growing Rebel Alliance. Could Bodhi be the pilot of the ship the Rogues use to infiltrate the Death Star, and could that ship be the Shuttle Tydirium? I've been predicting that for ages now so I'm hoping this is the case.
Anthony Breznican promises more on Bodhi's character on Tuesday.
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