SNL Sets ‘Rogue One’ Star Felicity Jones to Host 2017 Return
The year’s final SNL host Casey Affleck poked fun at the seeming oddity of his own presence as the final guest of 2016, but if anyone seemed more appropriate, it’d be Rogue One star Felicity Jones. Thankfully, the erstwhile Jyn Erso will get her chance as the first host of 2017.
Even as Felicity Jones didn’t get to host the SNL weekend of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s debut, SNL has confirmed that Jones will host the 2017 debut episode on January 14. Lest you think the Mos Eisley Cantina Band will serve as musical guest, the NBC series also revealed that Sturgill Simpson will serve as musical guest
Both Jones and Simpson will be making their SNL debuts, though Felicity now joins Adam Driver among the new Star Wars stars to take the NBC stage.
In the meantime, we’ll keep up with the latest from SNL’s 2016 closer with Manchester By the Sea star Casey Affleck, so stay tuned. Will Rogue One have lost its momentum by the time Felicity Jones finally hosts in mid-January?
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