Movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Spoilers and Rumors

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Anthology Series // AUGUST 15, 2015

Rogue One—The Daring Mission Has Begun: Cast and Crew Announced



Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.


Star Wars: Rogue One. Left to Right: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley ©Lucasfilm 2016

The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning Milk and 2013’s Elysium; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let the Bullets Fly and Devils on the Doorstep; Forest Whitaker, recently featured in the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels’ The Butler and winner of an Academy Award for his leading role in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland; Mads Mikkelsen, who starred in The Hunt and was the memorable villain from 2006’s Casino Royale; Alan Tudyk, who plays a performance-capture character in Rogue One, stars in the soon-to-be-released Con Man series and Trumbo, which releases this November; and Riz Ahmed, who was recently featured in Nightcrawler and starred in the BAFTA-winning film Four Lions.


Felicity Jones

Diego Luna

Ben Mendelsohn

Donnie Yen

Jiang Wen


Forest Whitaker

Mads Mikkelsen

Alan Tudyk

Riz Ahmed


Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”

Veteran ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll, who shares a long history with the Star Wars movies, dating back to the mid-1990s, originated the idea for the movie. Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cinderella), John Knoll, Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) are executive producers. Kiri Hart and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) are co-producers.

To create the lived-in, realistic feel of Rogue One, Edwards chose Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher) to be his director of photography and Neil Corbould (Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan) to be his special effects supervisor. Star Wars and Lucasfilm veteran Doug Chiang (Star Wars: Episodes I-II, Forrest Gump) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director for the Harry Potter series, Edge of Tomorrow) will be the production designers. Additional crew members will include stunt coordinator Rob Inch (World War Z, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger), creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan (Prometheus) and co-costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor for the Harry Potter series, Saving Private Ryan) and Glyn Dillon (costume concept artist for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending).
 

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First Asian actors I believe to appear in the Star Wars universe?

Good to see the diversity from Lucasfilm. Smart move. Having a woman and an African American be the lead heroes in The Force Awakens is a great start and seems they've continued that momentum.

Abrams was asked about this from one of the crowd members at Celebration I recall.
 
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First Asian actors I believe to appear in the Star Wars universe?

Good to see the diversity from Lucasfilm. Smart move. Having a woman and an African American be the lead heroes in The Force Awakens is a great start and seems they've continued that momentum.

Abrams was asked about this from one of the crowd members at Celebration I recall.
Wasn't there an asian pilot in ROTJ? Admittedly he was in it for about 2 seconds and had no dialogue...
 

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They told and retold this story so many times in the EU that this is really yawn inducing for me.

The only thing going for it is it'll be about real people and not Jedi v Sith.
 
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Bolded part at the end very interesting!!

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If your favourite bit of Star Wars wasn't Luke or Anakin's journey, but actually the world itself, from bounty hunters to the lives of Rebel pilots, then Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm will be a massive boon for you.

That's because, in order to recoup the whopping price paid for this most wonderful universe, Disney is hugely keen to build out a quite of films that exist within it - and it's decided to call these non-core movies 'Star Wars Anthologies'.

The Anthology series will start with Rogue One, but will likely see a regular flow of new titles that dig deep into the rich world of the Star Wars Universe.

The film will be directed by Welsh director Gareth Edwards, who has proven his big budget chops with the marvelous-looking Godzilla remake.

The movie will star Felicity Jones - probably best known for Theory of Everything - as the lead and the plot revolves Rebel pilots and will happen in the period between Episode III and Episode IV, but given the main plot point, it's going to be closer in time to A New Hope than Revenge of the Sith.

The film surrounds the efforts of rebel troops trying to steal the Empire's plans for the original Death Star, y'know the plans that allowed Luke to bullseye an exhaust port no bigger than a womp rat...

Ben Mendelsohn is rumored to be playing the main bad guy and Riz Ahmed is also being linked.

There was a brief teaser shown at the Star Wars Celebration, with Edwards also taking to the stage to explain that "I couldn't sit in a cinema and know that someone else made this film."

It's also likely to be the first Star Wars film not to feature the Jedi. "The absence of the Jedi is omnipresent," Edwards said on stage. "It's about the fact that God's not coming to save us… we have to do this ourselves."

That said, according to Birth. Movies. Death. Darth Vader will be appearing in the film, though possibly only as hologramatic representation. There have been no rumours yet as to who might voice him.
 

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If they can manage a 'Final Flight of the Osiris' sort of vibe, within the Star Wars universe leading up to a New Hope?

Hhhhhnnnnnnnngh
 

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That said, according to Birth. Movies. Death. Darth Vader will be appearing in the film, though possibly only as hologramatic representation. There have been no rumours yet as to who might voice him.
If not Jones just go with the guy who voiced him the last time they adapted this story, Dark Forces. Scott Lawrence did Vader during the 90s Lucasart Star Wars games titles and you couldn't tell it wasn't Jones.

http://imdb.com/name/nm0493013/

 
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The distortion on the audio due to the technology of the time somewhat disguises the voice, but beyond that he's not very good.


Yeah Lucasarts used him exclusively for over a decade because he's not very good. He was far better than whoever took over in the Force Unleased series. That was a shocker.
 
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