rogue one blu-ray release date

If the worldwide box office is any indication, just about everyone reading this sentence has already seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Heck, many of you have probably seen it several times. And pretty soon, you’ll be able to watch it until your heart’s content, because Disney has officially announced the home video release date for the first Star Wars spin-off and it’s arriving soon.

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Rogue One - Grand Moff Tarkin - Visual Effects

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • It looks like we now know when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit Blu-ray and DVD.
  • Cinefex dedicates their next cover story of Rogue One‘s digitally recreated Tarkin…
  • …as ILM releases a video showing off their process in creating him.
  • A new rumor claims to know who Benicio del Toro is playing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Lupita Nyong’o talks about Star Wars secrecy.
  • The cover of the next issue of the Poe Dameron comic teases new (but familiar) Star Wars ships.
  • And more!

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VOTD: The Evolution of CGI Faces in Movies

CGI Faces in Movies

Visual effects in movies have advanced in a spectacular way in the relatively short history of cinema. What once was thought to be impossible to create in post-production has become a mainstay in blockbuster tentpoles. More recently, visual effects companies have become quite skilled in creating human faces entirely with computer generated imagery, and a new video essay shows us how this part of movie magic has evolved in a small window of time.

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star wars inferno squad

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was a big hit for Disney, and despite some of the actors having contracts for possible future film appearances, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has been adamant that we won’t get a sequel to this Star Wars standalone movie. Besides, the fates of many of the characters are pretty clearly spelled out in the film and, yes, Rogue One already has a sequel in the form of Star Wars: A New Hope.

But the Star Wars galaxy is a big open story, filled with chapters that Disney hopes to explore across various mediums. And today the company announced that a new book called Star Wars: Inferno Squad will take place immediately after the events of Rogue One. Hit the jump to learn more about Star Wars Inferno Squad.

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Rogue One Visual Effects

The visual effects of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story were quite the topic of discussion once fans saw that actor Peter Cushing was recreated by way of a motion-capture performance and digital effects. However, that’s not the only reason that the film ended up with an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

A new Rogue One visual effects reel from the wizards over at Industrial Light & Magic shows off all the layers that went into the planetary destruction of Jedha after a little blast from the Death Star. There are also some breakdowns of sequences on Scarif when the Rebels are attacking the Imperial base on the tropical planet.

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Joseph Harrold's Westworld Poster header

Cool Stuff is your geek-a-rific Holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition, we take a look at a custom “The Cast of Star Wars Rogue One” action figure from Forces of Dorkness, Glen Brogan‘s Gremlins 2 print, Ommegang’s new Game of Thrones beer, Clark Orr‘s Pop Culture Postage screenprints, Medicom’s Spider-Man: Homecoming action figure, Hellboy ReAction Figures from Super 7, Kay Jewelers’ replica of Jyn’s necklace from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story., and Joseph Harrold‘s minimalistic Westworld poster.

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jake lloyd

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Mark Hamill sticks up for Jake Lloyd and George Lucas.
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may be hitting Blu-ray and DVD very soon.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars is leaving Netflix.
  • You can now dress like Jyn Erso for $450.
  • Marvel’s new Darth Maul comic miniseries is very good.
  • Jimmy Smits and Mads Mikkelsen discuss their time on Rogue One.
  • One Star Wars legend speaks out as another passes away.
  • The next Star Wars: Battlefront will have a single player campaign.
  • And more!

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playmobil ghostbusters

Cool Stuff if your nerdarific pop-culture filled holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we take a look at Playmobil’s new line of Ghostbusters toys, McFarlane’s Walking Dead Daryl Dixon On Bike resin statue, Joshua Budich’s Fictional Food 2 screenprints, Big Bobett Holiday vinyl figure, 1990’s Nickelodeon Funko Pop figures and a magnetic floating U-Wing ship statue from the standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Could Snoke Be The Last Jedi?

Snoke Darth Plagueis Theory

When the title for the eighth installment of the Skywalker saga was announced as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, many people wondered who the subtitle is referring to. A new theory has popped up suggesting that Supreme Leader Snoke might be the titular character. Read the Snoke Last Jedi theory after the jump.

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Rogue One Wedge Antilles

Darth Vader might be the most prominent returning character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but there were a handful of more obscure ones as well, including Red Leader and Gold Leader. One who didn’t make it into the movie, though, was Wedge Antilles, despite the fact that A New Hope establishes him as being part of Red Squadron. So where was he during the Battle of Scarif?

Recently, the Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo explained why Wedge was left out of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, while Rogue One supervising sound editor Matthew Wood revealed exactly what Wedge was doing instead.  Read More »