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Felicity Jones is, rightfully, getting paid the most out of her ‘Rogue One’ co-stars

Disney and Lucasfilm have released new character posters of the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story today but we've also got some new information about Jyn and Felicity Jones.

Tucked away in The Hollywood Reporter's larger feature on her was a tidbit about Jones' salary for Rogue One. “It's her biggest payday to date (seven figures, while no other castmember received even mid-six figures, according to sources),” they write, “but she takes the hardest PR hit if the film doesn't match Force Awakens' numbers.”

The first part certainly makes sense. Jones is an Oscar-nominated actor with a rapidly rising profile and she's also playing the lead role in the film. While Harrison Ford made tons more than the newcomers in The Force Awakens, there's no legacy cast here (Though Forest Whitaker is probably the most notable member of the cast, we don't know how large his role is.). But saying Jones would take a PR hit if it doesn't do we well seems odd. Even Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted they were hedging their bets with this project calling it “an experiment, of sorts,” and saying “We never felt it would do the level that Force Awakens did.”

While I think the marketing for Rogue One still needs to be a bit clearer on where this story falls in Star Wars continuity, I'm happy we don't know too much about the actual plot. Though we were able to guess a bit of what to expect from The Force Awakens, and longtime fans might see familiar sights in the trailers, we're still able to go in fairly fresh. That said, things can get tricky when trailers get dissected or actors speak of their involvement.

We'd recently learned Jyn's mother was set for a role in Rogue One. The age of the actor cast for the part, Valene Kane, led us to believe we'd be seeing at least one flashback in the film. According to Mads Mikkelsen, it looks to be at least two. Talking to GQ he said, “I worked a few days with Felicity Jones and she is a wonderful actress. I worked with Jyn at three stages, and three different ages, so there was a little kid that was four, one that was eight, and then there was Felicity. So that was wonderful.”

Today, we got new character posters that have a similar style to the one group poster we've seen previously but the Star Wars Twitter account gave each person a very brief description, adding to what we already know of them:

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(via /Film)

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