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Rogue One catch-up

Some of this is spoiler-ish, but not really. There’s no “death of a major character”-level clanger in the following text. Read on, if you’re game… We’ve now lived with The Force Awakens for just over a month. Ordinarily, we’d be talking about preparations for the next film, with a script yet to be written. Not…

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New helmets from Rogue One?

The official Donnie Yen Instagram account just posted this (reposted by Jedi News): #starwars #rogueone cast member #DonnieYen just shared this pic. Is this the first look at new trooper lids for the new movie they are currently filming here in the UK?? @donnieyenofficial A photo posted by JediNews.co.uk (@jedinewsuk) on Aug 24, 2015 at…

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How closely tied is Rogue One to A New Hope?

We know that Rogue One details the theft of the plans to the first Death Star, essentially making it a direct prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope. But does the connection go even deeper? What if a character from A New Hope, whose significance seemed to be greater than his actual screentime, also happens to…

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Cast of Rogue One revealed!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has had its first promo photo released, along with an announcement of the cast. The cast are as follows: Felicity Jones Diego Luna Ben Mendelsohn Donnie Yen Jiang Wen Forest Whitaker Mads Mikkelsen Alan Tudyk, playing a performance-capture character Riz Ahmed “Rogue One takes place before the events of…

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Gary Whitta writing an episode of Rebels

Today Gary Whitta, the first writer on Rogue One, tweeted the following: Writing an episode of @StarWars Rebels while my daughter sits in my office in Rebels pajamas, watching Rebels. #StarWarsRebels — Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) May 26, 2015 It’s most likely a Rebels episode for season 3, which should start in late 2016. What else are we…

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Rogue One slowly comes into focus

Jason at Making Star Wars has posted some cool details based on concept art for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One. In particular, it all revolves around this line from Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope: “There’ll be no one to stop us this time.” Here’s the full exchange: Second Officer: Lord Vader, the battle station plans are…

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Rogue One details

A jungle world. TIEs fly overhead. In the sky above… a space station. The Death Star. That’s the promo for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, a gritty war movie with cinematography by Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty) and production design by Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont (Edge of Tomorrow) from a story by John Knoll. It’s about…