Is Diego Luna playing Biggs Darklighter? Or maybe Kyle Katarn?
Biggs was Luke Skywalker's childhood friend, whom Luke caught up with once he joined the Rebellion, and eventually led in a trench run to destroy the Death Star that claimed Biggs' life. Luna sports a mustache similar to the one Biggs wore in the original "Star Wars."
In the now-defunct Expanded Universe, Kyle Katarn was the one who stole the Death Star plans in the video game "Dark Forces." Despite axing that story from the canon, LucasFilm has said it will draw upon old EU sources for inspiration. Could Diego Luna
, who sports an outfit similar to one worn by Katarn, be playing a new version of the old hero? Also: Felicity Jones
' character is named Jyn Erso, which feels like a nod to Jan Ors, the name of Katarn's girlfriend.