Lucasfilm has released a brand new TV spot for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and it seems to show the return of another big baddy from “Star Wars: A New Hope”, Grand Moff Tarkin:
Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) confronts Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) in a scene from “Star Wars: A New Hope”.
For some time there has been a rumor that we would be seeing Grand Moff Tarkin, played by the late Peter Cushing, from “Star Wars: A New Hope” in some form. In “A New Hope”, Tarkin is the commander of the Death Star and responsible for the destruction of Princess Leia’s home planet of Alderaan. Leia famously accuses Tarkin of “Holding Vader’s leash”.
Tarkin? “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Star Wars: A New Hope”.
The latest TV spot for “Rogue One” shows a character viewing the construction of The Death Star and more than likely it is Tarkin. There isn’t much to go on in the above picture other than both characters are wearing a similar suit and have similar hairstyles. I have heard for months that with the advancements in CGI, that we will see a fully rendered CGI version of Tarkin, possibly with a different actor’s body, but with a CGI Peter Cushing head.
Michael Douglas before and after CGI deaging:
We have seen this executed so well in recent movies like “Ant-Man”, in which we saw an impressively executed deaging of Michael Douglas and even more recently in “Captain America: Civil War” in which we saw Robert Downey Jr transformed into a teenager.
Grand Moff Tarkin as seen in “Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith” Tarkin was played by actor Wayne Pygram with the use of prosthetic makeup.
So don’t be surprised to see a very overconfident Grand Moff Tarkin in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
Source: Star Wars