‘Rogue One’: Felicity Jones Says Jyn Erso Has “Unfinished Business”

Who says Cassian Andor has to be the only character with life beyond Rogue One? While Diego Luna (and the voice of Alan Tudyk) are reprising their roles for the upcoming Disney+ series, we haven’t heard anything about others returning, but if it were up to Felicity Jones she’d be down for more adventures as Jyn Erson, and the character’s death is just a formality.

Speaking with THR, Jones was asked if we had seen the last of the Rebel spy, whose courage led directly to the destruction of the first Death Star…

“I just keep saying that reincarnation is totally possible in the ‘Star Wars’ universe. [Laughs] So, I feel there’s unfinished business for Jyn, for sure,” said Jones.

It turns out that Lucasfilm has an option for another film featuring Erso, and Jones thinks there is an interesting story there just waiting to be told…

“I think it would be fascinating to see her getting older and wiser and fighting the dark forces in the universe, of which there are many it seems,” she explained.

I agree completely. Well, except for the growing older and wiser bit. Erso’s sacrifice at the end of Rogue One is, I think, one of the best and most significant deaths in all of Star Wars. I’d hate to see it retconned just to tell more stories of her running circles around the Empire. The easier, and better way, would be to go earlier into her past, much of which was explored in the Star Wars prequel novel, Catalyst.

 

 

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