It’s finally here - the new ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ trailer gives us a much better look at the galaxy far, far away. Starring Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, ‘Rogue One’ follows the story of a plucky band of rebels and their mission to secure the Death Star plans.
Composer Alexandre Desplat has jumped (space) ship from one sci-fi franchise to another, leaving behind LucasFilm’s ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ for upcoming sci-fi 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’. The eight-time Oscar-nominee who finally won in 2015 for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel’ didn’t take long to find a new project after his sudden departure from the 'Star Wars’ spin-off. Welcoming Desplat to the team of the comic book adaptation, director Luc Beeson said on Instagram his new colleague has found “a new home in 'The City of a Thousand Planets’.
It fills you in on what’s been going on (in the case of George Lucas’s prequels, in tedious detail), and has become a solid mainstay of 'Star Wars’ tradition. Speaking the Entertainment Weekly, producer Kathleen Kennedy said: “The crawl and some of those elements live so specifically within the ‘saga’ films that we are having a lot of discussion about what will define the [stand-alone] Star Wars stories separate and apart from the saga films. For our two cents on the matter, an absence of either the orchestral stab or the crawl would sit oddly for a 'Star Wars’ movie, whether it is considered 'saga’ or not.
‘Rogue One’ director Gareth Edwards has said that re-shoots on the movie were always in the game plan for the 'Star Wars’ prequel. The movie stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen, alongside James Earl Jones, who will once again voice Darth Vader.
Actor Mads Mikkelsen says the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is “still the same film,” despite the much-discussed reshoots. Reports of discontent behind the scenes on director Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ prequel have been popping up left and right of late, causing a great disturbance in the force - or in fandom, at least.
Christopher McQuarrie has slammed rumours surrounding the forthcoming reshoots of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. Rumours have emerged from the Making Star Wars site, which has previously broken stories from the production side of the new movies. It’s not clear which parts of the rumours are inaccurate, perhaps that he is to be on-set with British director Gareth Edwards to help ensure he on the 'same page’ with his re-jigged script.
The new first of the new ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movies, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, could be in trouble, following reports that it is to embark on a month of 'expensive’ reshoots. Sources have told the New York Post’s Page Six column that footage from the movie, being made by British director Gareth Edwards, has not 'fully satisfied’ bosses at Disney. “The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and ‘Rogue One’ will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July,” they said.
A book preview has revealed a load of new information about this November’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ including character names, vehicle details, and previously unseen images. Felicity Jones is Jyn Erso, a highly skilled soldier and warrior. Diego Luna is Captain Cassian Andor, a Rebel Alliance officer.
Having successfully brought the King of the Monsters back to the big screen in the 2014 reboot, it seems director Gareth Edwards’s ‘Godzilla’ journey ends here.
Rian Johnson, officially one of the luckiest directors on the planet right now, has dropped two very classy new shots from the set of ‘Star Wars VIII’. Marking the half-way stage of shooting, the grainy, black and white stills evoke the original trilogy, one with Johnson polishing the windscreen of what looks like an X-Wing fighter. There’s also a shot of a First Order drone working at a control panel, which with its sparse design recalls the Death Star from 'A New Hope’ and 'Return of the Jedi’, notably that smart, shiny headwear.
Screen legend Peter Cushing is being resurrected for Star Wars spin-off movie ‘Rogue One’, according to reports. Cushing’s character from the first Star Wars movie, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, the commander of the Death Star, is said to be 'pivotal’ in the next movie, being helmed by Gareth Edwards.