Just so we start this off right, this is all just rumors. The Star Wars standalone films are draped in more mystery than Star Wars: Episode VII, so take everything that I’m about to write with a grain of salt. Okay, let’s go forward with the current speculation that Felicity Jones is up for the role of Sabine Wren in the Gareth Edwards-directed spinoff film. If you’re not familiar with the character of Sabine, I suggest you go and immediately start watching Star Wars Rebels to learn more about the Mandalorian-armored heroine.
Jones has recently been nominated for her role in The Theory of Everything and I’ve liked her work to date; other than the idea of her possibly being Black Cat as was implied by naming her Felicia Hardy in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sorry, but I don’t find her looking the part. As far as acting goes, I’ve enjoyed her role a ton in ‘Like Crazy‘ and think that even though she hasn’t played a wise-cracking, overly confident, could-be Bounty Hunter in the past; it’s not a role I couldn’t see her in.
The current script for the film is being written by Chris Weitz (Twilight), after taking over for Gary Whitta. Jones’ name is being thrown around out there, along with Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany. As I said at the beginning, we know NOTHING at this time; but just the idea of seeing Sabine in a live-action Star Wars film has me excited enough. Will she be a part of the Bounty Hunters who are sent to steal The Death Star? Will she be teamed up with an older Ezra to do an operation for the Rebel Alliance? Who knows, but we’re Star Wars fans; speculation if our middle name.
Sound off in the comments what you think of Sabine being in a film, and Jones in the role.