Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially hits theaters today (check out our review here), and depending on whether or not you have seen it, it could change the way we see Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones).
While we’ve heard Kathleen Kennedy say that this is just one standalone film, the actress is under contract to appear in one sequel. Before we can speculate how she will appear, we have to warn you that MAJOR SPOILERS will follow after the jump. I repeat, MAJOR SPOILERS are ahead, so you’ve gotten your warning.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director: Gareth Edwards Screenwriter: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Rated PG-13 | 133 minutes Release Date: December 16, 2016
While spinoffs have a reputation of being written off as a cash grab scheme, the Star Wars universe has a wealth of material to work with. When it was first announced that there would be spinoffs, many wondered what or rather who they could be about. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be the first of those planned spinoffs. The film centers on a group of rebels who embark on the fabled mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. As storied as those troubling reshoots and issues with the script were, Rogue One is highly entertaining.
We’re just eight short days away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story here in the States. Some countries will have to wait just a little bit longer to see the movie, such as China, where it will be released on January 6th.
To help make those extra days waiting a little less painful for China, a brand new Chinese trailer has been released. The new trailer shares some new footage, including of Donnie Yen‘s Chirrut ÃŽmwe character.
You can check out the new trailer for Rogue One below.
Practical effects are coming back in a big way, and we have Star Wars to thank for that. The drive to have real physical effects gives a film a bit more believability, and we saw a lot of that in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, Lucasfilm will continue that tradition in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
With the film just two weeks away from release, we are getting a new look at how they brought the creatures to life in a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette. From the stars of the film to director Gareth Edwards to the very people who created these creatures, find out more on what it was like to shoot the film with practical effects.
Sometimes one man’s controversy is another man’s $5 million paycheck. At least for Tony Gilroy. As you may recall, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was embroiled in a lengthy controversy when the film entered a summer-long reshoot session that required the aid of Gilroy doing rewrites for the film. Normally, a reshoot for any film, especially one of this size, is not really a cause for concern, but because Disney and Lucasfilm were not pleased with the film’s tone, and that a rumored 40% of the film needed to be reshot in order to address some of its major issues, like tone.
Now that the reshoots are fully behind us and Rogue One is already having its press tour, we can look forward to seeing if these reshoots helped or hurt the first Star Wars spinoff. Regardless of what happens, though, Gilroy is getting a nice paycheck out of all of this. One that amounts to $5 million. More on the story below.