Star Wars

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Fans May Have Spotted a Familiar Ship in ‘Rogue One’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 13 hours ago
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels fans have been wondering if Rogue One might somehow connect with the Disney XD series, or perhaps even slip in some familiar faces, and we may have an answer. The latest Rogue One spot reveals a familiar-looking ship cruising along with the Rebellion, which could be big news for the crew of the Ghost.

Daisy Ridley Says ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Already Revealed Rey’s Parents

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by Britt Hayes 15 hours ago
Lucasfilm
One of the biggest questions we were left with at the end of The Force Awakens, aside from “Do you think Luke makes his own organic soap out there on that space island?” was “Who the heck are Rey’s parents?” It’s a question that won’t be answered in the Star Wars universe until Episode VIII hits theaters late next year…unless you’re a real smarty-pants like Daisy Ridley.

‘Rogue One’ Advent Calendar Continues with New Footage from Chinese Trailer

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by Charles Bramesco 20 hours ago
Luscasfilm
The long countdown to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16 has at last hit the ten-day mark, and with buzz now at a nearly deafening roar, each day has demanded fresh preview material to keep the hordes of fans docile. It’s like an advent calendar, but instead of delicious chocolates and trinkets symbolizing holiday cheer, we get fragmented, context-free snippets symbolizing the insatiable will of America’s pop-culture mavens. It’s the reason for the season, and by “it,” I mean “the inability to allow one’s self to be pleasantly surprised by a blockbuster.”

T-Minus 11 Days to ‘Rogue One,’ So Here’s a Featurette and TV Spot

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by Charles Bramesco 2 days ago
Lucasfilm
Eleven long days separate the general public from the wide release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I dreamt last night that in their efforts to continue to stoke the eternal flame of hype, Lucasfilm unknowingly released the entirety of the film piecemeal over dozens of spliced-together promos. Some ambitious fan isolated each snippet of footage and stitched it back together into the competed feature and released it on his own under the title Not Rogue One. Other Star Wars aficionados, out of respect for the effort, then started to edit fan videos devoted to the DIY film that pretty much resembled the original promos from Lucasfilm. If Borges was alive today and far worse at writing, this would be his latest novella.

Kathleen Kennedy Clarifies Her Comments on a Female ‘Star Wars’ Director

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by Matthew Monagle 3 days ago
Lucasfilm
Earlier this week, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made headlines when she suggested that the time was not quite right for a female Star Wars director. In our own write-up of her comments, we noted that the reasoning behind Kennedy’s comments was sound, if not a little depressing: there’s an added degree of pressure on any female director, and the last thing Kennedy wants to do is put someone in a situation where they cannot succeed. Still, with so many male filmmakers seemingly being thrust from anonymity to nine-figure productions, Kennedy’s comments also hinted at an institutional double-standard that is a source of frustration to so many.

‘Rogue One’ Debuts New Footage in Live Twitter Discussion

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by Erin Whitney 5 days ago
Lucasfilm
Let the countdown begin! We’re exactly two weeks away from the next Star Wars movie and the anticipation is building. We’ve seen trailers of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we’ve rewatched clips on loop, and today Lucasfilm and Twitter collaborated to debut never-before-seen footage from the upcoming spin-off.

Back Up the Money Truck, Tony Gilroy’s Making $5 Million Off His ‘Rogue One’ Rewrites

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by Charles Bramesco 7 days ago
Lucasfilm
Screenwriting can be a thankless lot. Aside from visionaries on the level of Charlie Kaufman or Aaron Sorkin who cultivate their own celebrity with distinctive storytelling, most scribes labor in obscurity while actors and directors get the credit and accolades. The work of a writer takes place in darkness and isolation, fueled by a carefully calibrated combination of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and anxiety. But that thankless lot gets a whole lot less thankless when the writer stands to become a multi-millionaire once he completes his efforts.

‘Rogue One’ Is Not Getting a Sequel Because That Would Be Silly

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by Britt Hayes November 29, 2016 @ 4:18 PM
Lucasfilm
Look, pretty much every Star Wars fan with functioning brain cells knows that there won’t be a sequel to Rogue One, but there’s an unspoken (and kind of dumb) rule in any setting which involves people asking questions and receiving answers about movies: If it can be asked, someone will ask it, especially if it’s a question with a really obvious answer — like “will there be a sequel to Rogue One?”

‘Star Wars’ Rumor May Reveal the Reason Why Obi-Wan Isn’t Getting a Spinoff Just Yet

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by Britt Hayes November 29, 2016 @ 11:49 AM
Lucasfilm
The notion of an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff has been floating around for years, perpetuated in part by Ewan McGregor, who played the young version of Luke Skywalker’s mentor in the Star Wars prequels. As recently as last month, McGregor was still talking up the concept with his idea for a two-part spinoff. Lucasfilm has kept unusually quiet about the whole thing, and according to a new rumor, we might finally know why.