Rogue One Star Wars timeline

After the jump:

  • Valene Kane confirms she’s playing Jyn Erso’s mom.
  • Michael Giacchino is very excited to be scoring Rogue One.
  • Rogue One will be “edgier” than other Star Wars films, says Riz Ahmed.
  • The Rogue One toys won’t repeat that whole #WheresRey kerfuffle.
  • Felicity Jones learned kung fu for Rogue One.
  • An official map reveals Jedha’s location in the galaxy.
  • And more!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Felicity Jones reveals which character was her chief inspiration for Jyn Erso.
  • Alan Tudyk hilariously discusses what it is like to play a hulking droid.
  • A look at the known and unknown history of Mads Mikkelsen‘s Galen Erso.
  • Check out a magnet-powered U-Wing toy that hovers in place.
  • A Star Wars Target ad that works far better than it has any right to.
  • The chief problem facing Lucasfilm and Disney as Rogue One‘s release date approaches.

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A Monster Calls review

J.A. Bayona‘s adaptation of Patrick NessA Monster Calls is a five-hankie sobfest, a ruthlessly effective tearjerker even by cancer drama standards. The sniffles start with the premise. A boy (Lewis MacDougall) struggles with his mother’s terminal illness, and calls upon a giant tree monster for help. The monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) forces a deal upon the boy: he’ll tell three stories, after which the boy will have to reveal his own deepest, darkest secret.

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Rogue One - Director Orson Krennic - Ben Mendelsohn

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 »

Inferno Featurette

Robert Langdon is back. Six years after Angels & Demons, director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are returning to a character they can’t seem to get enough of. While the previous adaptations of Dan Brown‘s novels left much to be desired, these movies make good money at the box-office. There’s an audience for Langdon’s adventures, and that audience will likely be happy to see Hanks back in the role next month.

Below, a new Inferno featurette dives into the latest Robert Langdon mystery.

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A Monster Calls Release Date

Right now we’re in a bit of a dead zone between the blockbuster summer season and awards season, but that’s going to change once Snowden arrives in the middle of September as we start to move into October. However, one of the movies that I was looking forward to quite a bit has just been bumped back from its original October release date into December.

A Monster Calls will no longer arrive this fall, but the good news is that this date looks like a vote of confidence in the film’s quality to potentially be in contention for some awards. Find out the new A Monster Calls release date below. Read More »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

There’s about a month left until this year’s Force Friday unveils a bunch of new details about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on merchandise shelves all over the world. On that day, new action figures, books, shirts and tons more will give us a better look at some of the characters, vehicles, settings and more from the first Star Wars spin-off from Lucasfilm. In the meantime, a new batch of photos has been unleashed online to give us a closer look.

The new Rogue One photos give us a different look at our new Rebel team including Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, but there’s also a cool new shot of Ben Mendelsohn as the villain Director Orson Krennic and more. Check them out below. Read More »

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In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Details on the massive launch of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer.
  • Forest Whitaker explains why Saw Gerrera is like Darth Vader.
  • Felicity Jones and Gareth Edwards talk Jyn Erso.
  • Two fan-made trailers have already arrived in the wake of the new official preview.
  • A very close look at one of Rogue One‘s most intriguing images.
  • Natalie Portman and screenwriter Gary Whitta visited the set.
  • A first look at the new U-Wing toy.

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jedha rogue one

International trailers tend to spoil far too much. Thankfully, that’s not exactly the case with the international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the latest look at Gareth Edwards‘ (Godzilla) war film does include some new plot details and new footage. There’s one new line, in particular, related to Jyn Erso’s father (Mads Mikkelsen) that expands on the setup of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Below, watch the Rogue One international trailer.

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