Actress Valene Kane has confirmed to Belfast Live that she’ll be playing Lyra Erso, Jyn’s mother, in the movie. It’s not the first time this name has popped up—originally, Lyra’s name appeared on a stunt cast list, leading to speculation that it was actually the name of Felicity Jones’ character before the first trailer confirmed her as Jyn Erso. Lyra would be appearing alongside Galen and Jyn in James Luceno’s upcoming book Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, revealing how Galen played a role in constructing the Death Star superlaser.

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