In the 18 days that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was in theaters in 2016, the movie rounded up enough box office dollars to be the second highest grossing movie of the year. That’s most impressive, even if it’s not entirely unexpected from a Star Wars movie, and with more money pouring in everyday, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’re still learning new things about the movie whose production has been under a microscope ever since extensive reshoots were done last summer.
Following recent details on which scenes were reshoots, and how a unique pre-production process created a cut of Rogue One composed of footage from other movies, a whole slew of new photos from the set have been revealed, showing off more of the deleted scenes that fans like us are so desperate to know about. There’s one shot in particular that makes me wonder just what the scene in question would have entailed.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
Ben Mendelsohn has made quite a name for himself playing villains, criminals, deadbeats, and other unsavory types in everything from Animal Kingdom to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the past few years. But Una may give him his most unsettling role yet.
Directed by Benedict Andrews from a script by David Harrower (who also wrote the play it’s based on), Una stars Rooney Mara as a young woman who sets out to confront the man who abused her years ago. Mendelsohn plays that man, who has since managed to rebuild his life under an assumed name. Riz Ahmed co-stars as his co-worker. Surprise! Bet you weren’t expecting a Star Wars reunion in a harrowing sex abuse drama. Watch the Una trailer below. Read More »
Hot off of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens later this week, Ben Mendelsohn is in talks to play another big screen villain: The actor who plays Commander Orson Krennic in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars standalone movie, is in negotiations to play The Sheriff Of Nottingham in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins. Hit the jump to learn more about the Ben Mendelsohn Robin Hood casting.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
As we saw last year with The Force Awakens, the Star Wars marketing team knows how to reveal tons of imagery, footage, and juicy detail without giving away much at all. Now, as Rogue One enters the final weeks of its promotional campaign, it seems to be sticking to a similar formula of intense secrecy combined with total ubiquity. You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting yet another new Rogue One TV spot or specialty poster or cast interview, and yet I’m feeling pretty confident that we can trust Disney not to “spoil” anything significant. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Which brings us to Disney’s latest volley in their relentless campaign for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The studio’s unveiled a whole bunch of hi-res Rogue One images, some of which are just higher-quality versions of photos we’ve already seen and others of which appear to be completely new. Either way, you can probably rest assured you’re in good hands with Disney. At least unless you’re the kind of spoilerphobe who’s sworn off all Rogue One marketing already, in which case you’ve probably already scrolled past this post. See the new Rogue One images below. Read More »
Walt Disney Pictures have released a set of character posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The posters take a close-up look at the 8 main characters in this first Star Wars standalone movie. Hit the jump to see the Rogue One character posters.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
This news is unfortunate. Back in July, Netflix ordered a third season of Bloodline, but that third season will also be the last we see of the deeply troubled Rayburn family. The streaming service has decided to end the series, despite creators and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman‘s hope to make five or six seasons of the drama.
Below, learn more about the Bloodline cancellation.
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This past week brought new looks at the characters, vehicles and more from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the form of a slew of new pieces of merchandise. Lucasfilm teamed up with some fans to feature some of the new offerings in a stop-motion animated short film, and throughout the week new items have been unveiled pretty much everyday since then. We even had a special edition of The Toy Box featuring a bunch of Rogue One LEGO sets, Funko POP! Vinyls and more.
Now another glimpse at Rogue One has surfaced online for those who don’t have an interest in collecting Star Wars toys, but are still excited about the spin-off. Some new Rogue One photos have surfaced online showing a detained Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a stern Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and those sleek, black Death Troopers. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The most recent trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story did a fine job of giving us basic introductions to our new band of Rebel heroes, with characters like Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and Chirrut Îmwe all getting a quick moment in the spotlight. That makes the lack of attention paid to Director Orson Krennic all the more obvious. Beyond a name, a fantastic outfit, and the fact that that he’s played by the great Ben Mendelsohn, we know very little about the man in charge of the Empire’s top secret Death Star Project.
But as is often the case with massive tentpole movies like this, new information has arrived not from anyone directly associated with the movie, but from a tie-in product. In this case, it’s the upcoming Star Wars novel Catalyst, which will explore the early days of Orson Krennic.
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Bloodline is a Netflix show best consumed not all at once. The drama isn’t the kind of series you want to binge watch, partly because it’s so damn bleak at times. The recently released second season of the acclaimed series pushes the characters to new extremes. Throughout most of the season, Kyle Chandler looks utterly broken, making him and the show genuinely hard to watch at times, in a good way. Things somehow got worse for the Rayburn family, and it’s safe to assume things are about to get a whole lot worse with the just-announced season three.
Below, learn more about Bloodline season 3.
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Director Steven Spielberg will begin shooting Ready Player One this summer. The adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s novel will star Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Simon Pegg (Star Trek Beyond), and recent Academy Award winner, Mark Rylance (The BFG). We’ll hear more casting news soon, but in the meantime, it’s possible for anyone of you to appear in Spielberg’s “big rockin’ adventure movie.” Well, maybe not anyone of you, but if you have experience designing and modeling 3D avatars, then you might want to consider participating in this Ready Player One contest.
Learn more about it below.
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