Rumored Casting Slip-Up: Is SHERLOCK Actor Jonathan Aris In STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE?

Jonathan Aris is allegedly set to play Senator Jebel in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE!

Could Sherlock soon be crossing fandoms with Star Wars? If a recent slip-up on a casting website is any indication, the two beloved fandoms will intersect with the casting of Jonathan Aris in Star Wars: Rogue One!

Jonathan Aris is best known as Sherlock‘s Anderson, a forensic scientist and found of The Empty Hearse society. But BBC News picked up on an interesting new role posted for Aris on an industry casting website, Spotlight: The actor is listed as “Senator Jebel” in the upcoming Star Wars standalone, Rogue One.


Shortly after the BBC report went up, the listing went down.

The word “senator” may evoke a bit in dread in Star Wars fans, but we’d be thrilled to see Jonathan Aris join the franchise. Chances are we won’t be getting any confirmations for quite some time, but we’d like to think this was an casting slip rather than a rumor thanks to its original source.

Star Wars: Rogue One focuses on the beginning of the rebel moment just before the start of A New Hope, chronologically. Confirmed stars include Felicity Jones, Forest Whittaker, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn.

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.