Both Jyn Erso's mother and father will be appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, BelfastLive reports. Mad Mikkelson has been confirmed to be playing the role of Jyn's father. Now Valene Kane has confirmed she will be playing the role of Jyn's mother, Lyra.
Kane said of the role, "I grew up watching Star Wars and I didn't believe it was happening until I was filming in Iceland. It has a really edgy independent vibe." Kane hails from Ireland. She is best known for her roles in BBC productions like The Fall and Thirteen.
It is likely that Kane's character will be appearing alongside Jyn's father, Galen, in flashback sequences of the film. Lyra has also been confirmed to appear in Jayne Lucino's Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel. The character's name was originally spotted on a stunt cast list, which made fans think that Lyra was the name of Felicity Jones' character before she was announced to be Jyn.
Rogue One will be released in theatres on December 16, 2016.
I'm looking forward to seeing these flashbacks. What role do you think Jyn's mother will play in the movie? Do you like this casting?