‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ star Jiang Wen has just had a major slip up…
During the ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ panel at Star Wars Celebration, the entire cast of the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spin-off took to the stage alongside director Gareth Edwards. And while it was a truly spectacular sight, it seems that some of them really shouldn’t have been given mics.
Especially not Jiang Wen.
**Warning – Potentially huge ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ spoilers to follow**
It was one of the stand-out moments of the entire panel – Jiang Wen explaining the subtle nuances of his character Baze by simply stating: “He has a gun. He has a huge gun. He has a weapon, the weapon’s very huge.”
But while that moment really played for laughs, those laughs were almost immediately followed by shrieks of terror as he let a major plot point out of the bag.
Look away now if you really don’t want to know.
“[Donnie Wen] and me was a partner and he believe of course, believe in Force,” Jiang said. “But my character don’t believe Force at that time. But I pretend all of them, not them, just them, to do very, very big mission. I cannot say that.”
“And when this guy dead,” he said as he gestured towards Donnie Yen, “I do something better. Maybe I believe, by my action, he’s thinker, I’m doer.”
That’s right – it looks as though Donnie Yen doesn’t make it out of ‘Rogue One’ alive.
That said, Jiang fully admits that his English is not the best… and while he concluded by reiterating that he has a big gun, the audience were left open-mouthed. And Donnie Yen didn’t quite know what to say, either.
Of course, Donnie plays new ‘Star Wars’ character Chirrut Imwe – a completely bling spiritual warrior who sees ‘using his heart’… and is clearly devoted to the ways of the Force despite not being a Jedi.
How does Chirrut die? For now, we have to wait and see.
But with a major character death such as this, it certainly raises the stakes. After all, any one of the ‘Rogue One’ crew could be next… and this could turn out to be ‘Saving Private Ryan’ in space.
‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ heads to cinemas on 16 December 2016.
Picture Credit: Lucasfilm