The cast for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One continues to grow and it’s looking good, this time adding Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, according to Variety, and he may join The Crow remake too (it’s means he’ll be spending much of the rest of the year in the UK, as both films shoot in Britain).
As is usual for Star Wars casting news, there’s little info on who he’ll play, but he’ll join the likes of Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn and Diego Luna in Gareth Edwards’ movie.
Set shortly before the events of A New Hope, Rogue One follows a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy (AKA the plans that end up stowed away in R2D2 at the beginning of A New Hope). Whitaker could be one of the good guys, or may be joining Mendelsohn on the villainous side.
As for The Crow, while that film is due to start shooting soon, there may be a delay, as Jack Huston has just joined the very long list of actors to drop out of the title role. However once that gets sorted, Whitaker may also join the cast of that movie.