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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ to Feature an Appearance From Darth Vader Himself

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by Jacob Hall July 7, 2015 @ 3:07 PM
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Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take the Star Wars saga three decades into the future, the spin-off anthology films will still allow the series to play around in the past. The first anthology film, Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One, is just weeks away from officially going before cameras and it will tell a tale set in the time right before the events of the original 1977 film. Since this period marks the height of Darth Vader’s powers, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that the Dark Lord of the Sith will pop up in the film. But it is! And what a pleasant surprise it is!

WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: Rogue One‘ Details Begin to Trickle Out

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by Jacob Hall July 4, 2015 @ 2:03 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Rogue One begins filming, The Force Awakens toys reveal new details, and a new Star Wars comic lands a dream team.

WookieeLeaks: Daisy Ridley May Have Just Dropped a Big ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Spoiler

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by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, learn a big (possible) The Force Awakens spoiler, learn the future of how the saga will be shot, and take a look at C-3PO’s new arm.

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Looking to Cast ‘Nightcrawler’ Star Riz Ahmed in Lead Role

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by Jacob Hall April 23, 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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While we’ve been basking in the warm, loving glow of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One has been quietly assembling its various components. First, Felicity Jones was cast in a lead role. Then Ben Mendelsohn supposedly joined the ensemble. Now, Riz Ahmed, who is probably best known for playing the straight face to Jake Gyllenhaal’s memorable craziness in Nightcrawler, is supposedly signing up.

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Shows Off Footage, Confirms Plot at Star Wars Celebration

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by Mike Sampson April 19, 2015 @ 2:38 PM
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Star Wars Celebration wasn't done with the premiere of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on opening day. To close out the festivities, director Gareth Edwards took to the Anaheim stage to discuss his upcoming spinoff film, Rogue One, and despite filming not set to begin for another few months, already had some footage to show from the film.

WookieeLeaks: The Very Busy Future of the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

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by Jacob Hall March 27, 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Star Wars: Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Star Wars Celebration books two very special guests, Star Wars: Rogue One looks to cast a very interesting actor, and Simon Pegg gets you even more excited for The Force Awakens.

‘Star Wars’ Celebration Confirms Standalone Directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank to Appear

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by Britt Hayes March 26, 2015 @ 5:44 PM
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Star Wars Celebration is going to be kind of a big deal for fans of the epic franchise. In addition to directors, stars, producers and various behind the scenes talent from the very first film up to now, there will be panels, interactive events and…a screening of Revenge of the Sith in 3D, if you’re into that. Lucasfilm just made two pretty important additions to the lineup today, confirming Star Wars standalone film directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank — which means we could learn more about these two mysterious projects pretty soon.

‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Writer Chris Weitz Says You Should ‘Expect Everything’

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by Jacob Hall March 2, 2015 @ 11:25 AM
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All major films go through a few screenwriters, but most of the time, it’s quiet, behind-the-scenes affair. But when Gary Whitta completed his work on Gareth Edwards’ mysterious Star Wars spin-off film and Chris Weitz stepped in to pen a rewrite, the internet reacted as the internet always reacts to Star Wars news: it blew the news up and carefully examined every single fragment. Now, a month of so after landing the gig, Weitz has spoken up about his work on the film.

‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Rumor: ‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany Takes the Lead

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by Britt Hayes January 31, 2015 @ 1:28 PM
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Last we reported, there were a handful of actresses being tested for a role in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming ‘Star Wars’ standalone film, including Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, and Kate Mara. According to a new report, the ‘Orphan Black’ star hasn’t just been cast in the film, but she’s landed the leading role—if true, this news is doubly awesome.

WookieeLeaks: Boba Fett, Han Solo and a Bunch of Muppets

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by Jacob Hall January 30, 2015 @ 1:39 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, comb through the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off news, learn the full of extent of Disney’s franchise plans, and learn Ewan McGregor’s very important opinion on that new lightsaber.