Familiar Bounty Hunters Could Appear in Star Wars Rogue One

Slowly but surely, we’re learning more and more about the first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One.  We know it centers on how the Rebels stole the Death Star plans and that Darth Vader will have some influence in the movie, but now Bloody-Disgusting has learned a little bit more about the plot, how Vader ties into it, and some notorious Bounty Hunters that will cameo.  

Ben Mendelsohn’s new Moff character is indeed the big baddie of Rogue One. The other main villains of the piece are bounty hunters hired by the Moff to quietly retrieve the stolen Death Star plans at all costs. Vader factors in once he realizes that the plans have been stolen, so he joins the hunt in a supporting role and is none too pleased.

These bounty hunters include Boba Fett, Bossk, Dengar, Zuckuss & 4LOM, IG-88, and Cad Bane, who is from ‘Clone Wars’ and is making his live action debut.

There might some new ones as well, but that’s the core group. So Fett will absolutely appear on screen again in a semi-main role before his solo film.

This makes a lot of sense, as it’s something the Empire would do in order to help get their valued plans back.  From Empire Strikes Back, you get the feeling that the Imperials, Vader in particular, has used Bounty Hunters before to accomplish his goals in a more discreet manner.  Seeing it happen in Rogue One would tie-in nicely to that.  Not to mention, it’d give fans of the Clones Wars, a series from the Prequel era, the chance to see a character realized on the big screen.  

While this is technically all rumor at this point, I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t be true.  I’ve heard of a number of characters that could make cameos or appearances in the film, and these would jive with all of that.  

What do you guys think?  Are you hoping to see the bounty hunters pop up in Rogue One?