The Star Wars hype train keeps rolling, with the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finally released and getting fans excited for December all over again (seriously, a Star Wars movie every holiday season is a gift we’ll gladly accept). Set prior to the events of A New Hope, Rogue One will tell the story of how the Rebel Alliance came into possession of the original Death Star plans. While the trailer already confirms one familiar Star Wars character who will be making an appearance (hello Mon Mothma!), as a prequel to the original trilogy, there is the potential for a slew of cameos from fan-favorite characters. Grand ‘Moff’ Tarkin is already confirmed, and it’s been all but confirmed that Darth Vader will be making an appearance, but in addition to the Dark Lord of the Sith, the following characters also have a good chance of turning up in Rogue One.
11. Admiral Ackbar
Sadly, Erik Bauersfeld, the actor who voiced Admiral Ackbar, passed away recently, which throws a bit of a wrench into the possibility of seeing the beloved military commander in Rogue One. Still, what better way to honor Bauersfeld and the character he gave voice to than by having Ackbar make a brief appearance? Bauersfeld reprised the character for a minor role in The Force Awakens, and given Ackbar’s important position in the Rebel Alliance, he would not feel out of place in the story of Rogue One. He wouldn’t necessarily have to have any lines either; even if he’s just utilized as a background character, Admiral Ackbar would help enhance Rogue One’s world-building elements and would be a nice treat for fans of the character.