Newswire: A new droid, a big spoiler, and more from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel

The European edition of the Star Wars Celebration, the now-annual event where Disney puts the stars of whatever Star Wars movie is coming out that year on stage, hands them a microphone, and doesn’t let them say much of anything, is taking place in London this weekend. This morning, the big event was a panel on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first in a series of standalone anthology films set in the Star Wars universe. Most of it was typical panel stuff: Fun anecdotes from the set, promises of big surprises, declarations that George Lucas is a “genius,” actors leaning over and looking nervously at producer Kathleen Kennedy when they were afraid they’d said too much.

But we did learn a few interesting new things at the panel, like confirmation that Mads Mikkelsen’s character, Galen Erso, is indeed the father of Felicity Jones
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