Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Last week’s third (and final) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer gave us a great deal to talk about. Now, the actors involved have given us even more. The past few days have seen new character details revealed and a fair share of new interviews with various cast members, so how about we run through everything you need to know?
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Over the summer there was a lot of drama regarding reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. At the end of May, the story of Rogue One reshoots first emerged, indicating that Disney was unhappy with the first cut of the Star Wars spin-off from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. A follow-up indicated that the reshoots were intended to lighten up the tone a bit, while another story made the situation sound more dire with reports that 40% of the movie needed to be reshot. Then clarification came detailing the extent of the reshoots and who was involved behind the scenes. This all unfolded over a single week.
Now a few months later, we have a little more perspective from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Rogue One lead actress Felicity Jones. It should come as no surprise that they’re each playing it off as business as usual, saying the reshoots were nothing out of the ordinary. Read More »
Now that we’re n October, we’re starting to get a look at some of the movies that will be key players in awards season. But plenty of heavy hitters won’t be arriving until this winter. One of those potential contenders is A Monster Calls. Funnily enough, the film from future Jurassic World 2 helmer J.A. Bayona was slated to arrive in theaters later this month, but after a huge critical reception out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Focus Features decided it was worthy of a more prime awards season release closer to Christmas.
Now a new A Monster Calls promo has arrived in honor of National Face Your Fears Day today, showing some of the beauty this film promises with the story of a young boy, his imaginary friend, and his dying mother, played by Felicity Jones. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
J.A. Bayona‘s adaptation of Patrick Ness‘ A 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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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 »
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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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 »
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 »