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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:58:36 AM »
Announced a few months back, along with a few other potential standalone Star Wars films(films not directly prequels or sequels to the original trilogy.), it has now been announced that the first of these movies, STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE not only has a cast but principal photography has begun.

http://www.starwars.com/news/rogue-one-the-daring-mission-has-begun-cast-and-crew-announced

Now while I'm happy to see a continued use of the license, especially in film, it's a little bittersweet.  As I understand it, the movie is about the mission to steal the Death Star plans.  However, I grew up with Kyle Kattarn and his Dark Forces mission and other such stories.  I always envisioned a universe where so many stories can live side by side across different types of media.  I was one of those hardcore sticklers for continuity.  Now it kinda feels like a part of my childhood is being written off.

But if they put as much effort in the filming as they did the casting, I can't complain that much. I can just so easily see Mads Mikkelson in an Imperial uniform.  Dude looks like he was born to wear one.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 01:32:51 AM »
That photograph looks like its something straight out of a video game.

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 01:59:58 PM »
I'm pretty interested in this movie, maybe more so than for Episode VII.  From how it's being described  -the Dirty Dozen in space- it'll be interesting to see this kind of different take on a Star Wars movie.

As for the Expanded Universe, well, it died, and I do not mourn it.  Its continuity was already a mess, it already didn't line up with the films since the prequels came along, and the good bits were drowned in a sea of mediocre to bad tie-ins.  Of course, Disney is immediately making the same mistake, by creating a new Expanded Universe, and claiming that everything will be canon. 

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 01:30:54 PM »
Marvel and Disney is pretty much re-writing the Star Wars cannon.  Everything that you read in the Dark Horse comics, never happen.  I'm not sure about the books.  I only want two things to remain:  Boba Fett  survives and Han & Leia have their kids.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 12:17:33 PM »
This is it...  for real this time.

https://youtu.be/Wji-BZ0oCwg

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 02:15:36 PM »
This is it...  for real this time.

https://youtu.be/Wji-BZ0oCwg

Oh, that works for me so much.  The base on Yavin 4, Original Trilogy everything--I can't wait!

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 06:41:42 PM »
Wow! That looks really cool! :blink:

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 07:14:29 PM »
This is it...  for real this time.

https://youtu.be/Wji-BZ0oCwg

Oh, that works for me so much.  The base on Yavin 4, Original Trilogy everything--I can't wait!

I'm just saying though... Mom Mothma?!  I actually had to look up whether they found the same actress and if she looked the exact same she looked 33 years ago to play her again. It's the same actress that played Mom Mothma, but from III not VI. But wow, that is spot on!

Couple other things I picked up I'd like to see more about:

Imperial Royal Guards... Will Ian McDiarmid have a role? Grand Admiral in white?  Any other characters from the OT?

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 01:26:45 AM »
I wasn't sure how interested I was in this movie, but after watching the trailer, I gotta admit it looked pretty cool. Some of the characters though (such as Forest Whitaker) didn't quite look like they were from Star Wars, but I if I think of old expanded universe characters there's a bit more range and diversity there than the films.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 01:54:36 AM »
Well, I'm more interested in this than in the main films after the first was such a plot-holey mess (fun though it was).  I have to say, I love that this is going to be set during OT.  That's really exciting.  I have more or less zero interest in the new stuff, but I'd love to see some classic adventures.  Also, I thought for a moment that the girl's name was Jan Ors.  I'm more than a little sad that it isn't.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 02:38:46 AM »
Wasn't sure what to expect from this but the trailer looks really cool. You can kind of tell the creators are having fun playing with the classic toys.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 04:03:24 AM »
On the other hand...Gareth Edwards.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2016, 06:38:31 PM »
Here's a casting update... and confirmation of another original trilogy character appearing in R1:

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 06:49:59 PM »
Here's a casting update... and confirmation of another original trilogy character appearing in R1:

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Just to be clear, this is not confirmation of an original trilogy character, this is a rumour of same.  Confirmation would need to come from official sources, not a movie scoop/rumour website.  It seems quite likely to me, but still a rumour until Lucasfilm confirms it, or someone sees a final cut of the film.

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 07:49:42 PM »
Darth Vader has now been officially confirmed.

In addition, Forest Whitaker will be playing a character from the Clone Wars cartoon, which is the first solid proof that it really is part of the canon as Disney insisted that it was.  He will be playing Saw Gerrera.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 01:01:53 AM »
Darth Vader has now been officially confirmed.

In addition, Forest Whitaker will be playing a character from the Clone Wars cartoon, which is the first solid proof that it really is part of the canon as Disney insisted that it was.  He will be playing Saw Gerrera.

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 01:05:43 AM »
Interesting that Vader is going to be in it.  I'm curious how they'll do that.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 01:28:06 AM »
Kind of on topic, had anyone ever read "Splinter of the Mind's Eye", a Star Wars novel by Alan Dean Foster? It is kind of a "lost tale" between movies, and may have originally intended to be canon. I ask because Darth Vader is in it (and it was the first time we learned that Darth was a cyborg).

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2016, 01:34:08 AM »
Yeah, a long, long time ago (in a galaxy far away?), I read it.  It's rather a weird book, if I remember correctly.  You know, the Rogue Squadron books would make a good series.  They could actually work as a TV series, a-la Babylon 5.
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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2016, 06:21:44 PM »
Yeah, I read it quite a few years ago. It felt like an early Star Wars tie-in from before they got some of the important details down, kinda like the Marvel Star Wars comic runs.
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2016, 09:23:58 PM »
Yeah, I read it quite a few years ago. It felt like an early Star Wars tie-in from before they got some of the important details down, kinda like the Marvel Star Wars comic runs.

I read an article recently that said that your take on it was pretty much what it was.

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2016, 04:23:51 AM »
I read it ages ago.  Very old potential spoilers ahead:
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2016, 04:36:14 AM »
Seems like it. I haven't read it since it came out, and it's in a box in another room along with the rest of my life.

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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2016, 04:34:42 PM »
Yep. I was reading about it on Wookiepedia a few years ago.

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2016, 12:45:13 PM »
New Rogue One trailer was released during the Olympics last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

I am liking the look of this!

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Re: Star Wars: Rogue One
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2016, 09:33:39 AM »
Wow.  It's been nearly three hours since I saw this movie and I'm still in awe and care barely even put words together about how much I freaking enjoyed watching that movie.  It just got better and better with every scene.

As I watched it I couldn't help but to say to myself that THIS is why I loved Star Wars!

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I am DEFINITELY seeing this AGAIN some point this weekend and likely once more during the week.  As a HUGE fan of the franchise and practically EVERYTHING in it, I would always say I'd never put one movie over another, that it's like saying who's your favorite child.  Well, this is it!  I didn't expect it to be, but it's better than Empire(though Empire may hold up far longer), definitely more enjoyable than The Force Awakens.  It's just the "Classic Era" is just IRREPLACEABLE as what is tangibly STAR WARS and this is all of it in spades!
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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2016, 09:52:51 AM »
Also semi-spoiler material from Star Wars Rebels, which also made it's way into Rogue One:

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2016, 02:05:47 PM »
Saw it last night.  Wow.

It is a much darker take on the SW universe, and the ending is both dark and hopeful, but I enjoyed it.  There's a bit of humor sprinkled throughout, mostly from K2SO's "I don't give a damn" attitude.  It looked amazing, and yes, if you've been getting a 7 Samurais vibe off of it, you're not far off. 

It also integrates well into the SW universe.  The audience I was with would react every time they saw something that had even small significance to ANH and the other films.  THIS is how you do a prequel.

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2016, 10:35:29 PM »
Well,

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Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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