The new prequel ‘Star Wars’ movie ‘Rogue One’, which is filming in London is to bring back the character of Grand Moff Tarkin, who was played by the late great Peter Cushing in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’.
During ‘A New Hope’ it was Tarkin who claimed to have overseen the building of the Death Star. So it makes sense from the narrative point of view to try and bring him back in this way.
“This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever,” the Mail On Sunday source said. “Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create the Death Star and there’s a whole back story that will come out.”
There is a set back though.
Due to Cushing’s choice in footwear during ‘A New Hope’. No footage exists of the actors feet.
Apparently the actor wore slippers during the entire shoot for ‘Star Wars’, which is something that is going to pose a little bit of a challenge for the new films CGI artists. The actor chose to wear slippers because the riding boots that he was supposed to wear proved to be just to uncomfortable for him to walk in.
“They are going through hours and hours of old footage from the horror movies to recreate his legs and feet to produce realistic movements,” the source continued. “It is eerie to see someone who has been dead for so long come to life on a screen.”
‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ centres on the mission undertook by the Rebel Alliance to steal the Death Star plans. Which would eventually wind up being placed in the care of R2D2 and lead to the Death Stars destruction over the planet of yavin, which was depicted in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope.’
No actor has been chosen as yet to provide the voice for Grand Moff Tarkin, but it is rumored that Darth Vader will be returning for the film, but once again there is no word on who will wear the suit.