In the latest Rogue One TV spot titled “Breath” that was released to celebrate ticket pre-sales now live here in the United States, viewers are given a glimpse via a behind-the-back shot of what appears to be a very familiar villain from the Star Wars saga. Who might this character be? Entertainment Weekly provides the reveal.
We’ve just gotten a Tarkin tease.
The Imperial commander played by the late Peter Cushing in 1977’s original Star Wars has long been rumored to make an appearance in Rogue One, which takes place just prior to the events of that first film.
Now, at long last, in a teaser to promote the advance ticket sales that began at midnight on Monday, we catch a glimpse from behind of the resurrected villain, watching from afar as his precious Death Star is assembled.
We don’t see the character’s face, of course, but the head, the hair, the ears, the costume – come on. There is no doubt.
The article also contains a quote from Lucasfilm’s John Knoll (expanding on the earlier rumor of Tarkin’s portrayal in Rogue One posted back in August 2015) that possibly hints how Tarkin will be brought back to life in Rogue One, so be sure to take the supplied source link for the rest of the article.