Riz Ahmed is Bodhi Rook in Rogue One

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    Little to go by without names and descriptions, but going by the one image it certainly looks like Riz Ahmed might be the hacker/ tec. download guy, securing and inevitably transmitting the Death Star plans to Leia.

    Not sure if they actually infiltrate the Death Star, Or some Imperial Base/ HQ/ Ship yards?, but is he wearing a uniform and Imperial looking logo on his arm?
     
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    He's wearing a "Radar Technicians" uniform (ala Matt), albeit dirty, real dirty. Grey jumpsuit with Orange tool vest... Yep.
     
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    Spotting Riz from those leaked set photos ...

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    Bottom right?
    Is that him (actually two of him actor and double)?
    Check out the gizmo on his back. From the cast pic, they seem to be establishing him as the tech/hacker guy who may actually download and inevitably transmit the DS plans.
    What do you think, is that him looking like a big turtle, carrying his hacker-gear?
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    Also the same pack can be seen here two of them leaning against the orange "crates" on the other side of the set...
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    (along with other Rogue gear - Duplicates of Yen's staff, Wen's unique amo-feed-gun, and Luna's (or other Rebel's) blasters.)
     
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    Everyone else's thread got a bump.
    Did anyone catch him in the trailer?
     
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    Edit: wrong thread.
     
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    Riz Ahmed plays Bodhi a rebel soldier
     
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    Ah, I wasn't sure what you were referring to, you mean these guys?
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    That definitely seems like it could be a variation of the uniform he is wearing, minus the vest.
    And on the opposite shoulder we can now more clearly see he wears the imperial logo.
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    Probably (with Erso and Andor) he uses the uniform to infiltrate the base. And disguised as a technician may be (as suspected) the one to actually download and/or transmit the plans.
    His apparent absence in the first trailer may indicate not his lack of role, but his scenes reveal to much on how things play out.

    Also rumor going around his full name is 'Bodhi Rook' which sounds cool!
     
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    'Bodhi Rook' confirmed: Can a mod update his name?

    Lead pilot and hot-headed!
    :woot:
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    One of the more surprising character reveals at Celebration was Riz Ahmed describing Bodhi Rook, who like Chirrut and Baze is also a native of the occupied planet.
    The twist however is the Imperial uniform he is wearing isn't a disguise, he revealed he actually works for the Empire.
    It's how he makes a living.

    Which is an interesting twist, there was hints of this in the deleted Biggs scenes, who described jumping ship and joining the Rebels, and now Fin, it should be interesting to see how his joining the Rebels plays out.

    It was funny as he described it as how people might work for a big "organization" that they don’t necessarily agree with everything they do, and he's kind of questioning things.
    Then you can here Kathleen Kennedy cracking up .:funny::woot:
     
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    . ;) :cwink:

    Interesting.
     
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    I liked the character but hated those dang goggles! He kept them on almost the whole movie, and when he took them off he put them right back on again.

    Just sayin'...
     
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    I became a fan of his watching HBO's series The Night of. It's a shame he didn't get much to do in Rogue One.
     
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    I wanted some more of him. Wonder what was left on the cutting room floor.
     
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    I wish he would've had more scenes. I really like Riz, especially in Nightcrawler and The Night Off. I was bummed he didn't get in more of the action.
     
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    I was pretty stoked to see him get this part after Nightcrawler, and while I wish he could have had more screentime, I really liked what we got, especially his final scenes in the last battle. One thing that could have helped, they could have really established some more of his fear earlier on, to make his last act heroics more poignant.
     
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    I agree with others on here, it seemed he didn't get a lot to do in this one. Really liked him in Nightcrawler and he was solid in Jason Bourne.
     
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    Yeah, they should have used him more, considering his character is the one who got the whole ball rolling in the first place.
     
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    Maybe there will be a deleted scene where he and Galen talk before he defects? I'd love that.
     
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    If you guys like riz Ahmed you should check out four lions. A modern cult comedy classic which he stars in.
     
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    While I liked him in the parts he did have, he would have been better had they given a backstory as to why he defected.
     
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    I don't think he needed a deep back-story as they gave enough information to infer why bodhi would of defected. Bodhi was a jedha born imperial cargo pilot who probably started questioning what he was doing working for the empire when they were occupying his home planet and desecrating holy sites. Galen saw bodhi was conflicted and convinced him to do some good by delivering a message to saw on jedha.

    It didn't really need to be any more detailed or complex than that.
     
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    But did they say he was from Jedha in the film? I don't recall them doing so. If they did, it must have been a quick line or two that I missed. They could easily have done a flashback to him talking with Galen to get why he defected. It would have been much clearer.
     

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