One of the biggest highlights of Rogue One—maybe the biggest—is when the Dark Lord of the Sith boards the doomed Rebel ship that’s trying to get the Death Star plans to Princess Leia’s Tantive IV. But it turns out the scene was conceived at practically the last minute.
The instant news of the Rogue One Blu-ray dropped, we all had the same question: would the disc contain some of the many, many scenes from the trailers that aren’t in the movie? The answer is no, and now the director of the film has explained why—but his answer isn’t totally satisfying.
It’s no secret that a lot of footage was cut or changed in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Huge scenes in the trailers weren’t in the final movie. And while some of the how and why that happened has been revealed, fans hoped the eventual home release would include those scenes in full. It will not... at least not yet.
The first Rogue One trailer ended with a very memorable shot of Jyn Erso walking down a hallway and turning around just as the lights went on around her. You see it above. Obviously, it’s not in the movie, and that’s because it was never supposed to be.
There’s been plenty of talk about how the ending of Rogue One changed throughout production. Hell, you can see most of it in the trailers. But that wasn’t the only thing that changed before the film hit theaters. The beginning was quite different, too.
If you’ve seen Rogue One, you probably noticed that much of what’s in the trailers is not in the movie. That’s because the movie took a lot of time reshooting and reworking its third act. However, none of that comes close to how different the ending of the original script was. An ending that was not even shot.
The most moving moments in the history of Star Wars are always the darkest. The end of The Empire Strikes Back and the deaths of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda are a few examples on a much longer list. Thankfully, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story understands that and more. It’s a movie that nails what it means to be Star Wars in…
Earlier this year, you couldn’t say the words “Rogue One” without hearing the word “reshoots.” The fact the filmmakers were going back to remake large scenes of the movie sparked massive debate and controversy online. But now, after months of silence, the director of the film has finally given his side.
We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie’s release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten—but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press conferences featuring various members of the cast and crew.
Looks like we don’t need to see Rogue One anymore, because we already knows how it ends.
As fans, we geek out about Star Wars all the time. But it’s pretty rare that you get to see the actual stars do that... with the exception of John Boyega. In this new video, though, several stars of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story explain their excitement at being in this world.
No matter what, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first Star Wars film not scored by John Williams. It just won’t be scored by who we thought. The Hollywood Reporter says Michael Giacchino just replaced Alexandre Desplat as the film’s composer.
Every day we hear stories of movies with problems that need fixing and studios throwing money at them. Suicide Squad is a recent example, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is another. For the latter, Lucasfilm has called in a proven cinematic fixer by the name of Tony Gilroy.
When Rogue One hits theaters in December, Gareth Edwards has a tall order: Make a movie that fits in with the events of A New Hope and is undeniably Star Wars, but is still new and tells its own story. But Edwards knows in order to do the former you have to focus on the latter first.
If you watched the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story footage, you probably thought, “This movie looks so different from other Star Wars film.” You are correct. We spoke with the film’s director, Gareth Edwards, and he talked about shooting the film in a way that seems radical for a world like Star Wars.
In the realm of potential Star Wars stories, here’s one we never thought we’d write: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may actually just be a huge beach party. A bunch of new photos from the film show Stormtroopers and Rebels alike soaking up the sun and frolicking in the surf.
While the first Rogue One trailer revealed Felicity Jones was playing a character named Jyn Erso, all the other characters remained nameless, forcing us to refer to them by their actors’ names. No longer!
In the latest entry in Rogue One reshootgate, anonymous sources from the production and Lucasfilm have spoken up. Along with an attempt to calm the waters, there was also the revelation that Jason Bourne series veteran Tony Gilroy has been brought on board.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t be released for almost seven months, and yet it’s already the talk of fans everywhere. Today, lots of that talk was about a New York Post article saying the film was “in crisis” and needed “expensive reshoots.” A new report now adds some much-needed detail to those claims.
Gareth Edwards had only directed one film before tackling 2014's massive Godzilla. That film got him the gig helming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and although he was expected to return for Godzilla 2, that’s no longer happening.