Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican looks into
if the crew of the Hammerhead in over Scarif. The answer? Spoiler: Sort of. Rogue One survived the battle
→ Also at EW, the creative team for Marvel’s . Like Rogue One adaptation The Force Awakens, it’ll be a six-issue series, but this one is written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Emilio Laiso. The first issue is due out in April. (That Phil Noto cover sure looks familiar…)
A new look at K-2SO from ABC gives us a look at Alan Tudyk in a different last scene for the droid.
→ io9’s Germain Lussier talks to
editor John Gilroy about the film, focusing on the third act.
The origin of Jyn Erso’s name isn’t going to be feeding any of those Dark Forces conspiracy theories, sorry.
Rogue One is up for several categories in the VES Awards. It’s also up for a Costume Designers Guild Award.
→ China isn’t that into it:
Rogue One opens softer than The Force Awakens did .
A nice video that shows many of the trailer/commercial shots that weren’t in the final film.
→ /Film takes a look at Darth Vader’s Mustafar digs, including the history, the ground-laying done in Rebels, and the hints that we may see it again fairly soon.
→ At The Verge, Andrew Liptak calls
Mike Stackpole’s X-wing novels the “spiritual ancestor” of Rogue One.
→ And speaking of things revived from the murky
Star Wars past, Force Material is all over the Whills, who’ve been around (vaguely) since the very beginning.
Rogue One has helped push Disney over the $7B global box office mark in 2016 – the first movie studio to do so.
→ DK has
several behind-the-scenes photos | Alternate pun-filled titles for Michael Giacchino’s score | Gareth Edwards on the cameras and technology behind the film.
The weekend box office estimates are in, and
. As predicted, this makes it the second biggest December box office opening of all time – behind only Rogue One has a comfortable lead with $155 million The Force Awakens.
third biggest opening weekend of 2016, following only Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This also makes it the second biggest . (Not taking inflation into account, at least.) Star Wars opening of all time
A couple of looks at the
Rogue One concept art from io9 and Yahoo. The Art of Rogue One is on sale now.
, and is still well on track for a $145-150M weekend. Rogue One made $71.1M through Friday
→ It says sad things about the state of women’s paychecks in Hollywood that it’s actually news that
Felicity Jones was by far . A more bizarre wrinkle: Jones has a single sequel option in her contract. (Though I’m not sure why THR brings up “a young Luke Skywalker stand-alone” in relation to that, considering that the Rogue One’s highest-paid cast member only speculation regarding Luke and Jyn was Jossed by the film itself.)
→ /Film takes a look at
the trailer footage that was missing from the film.
→ How that one effect raises
some ethical considerations. As for some of the later stuff, it wasn’t all pure digital: Some things come straight from unused . A New Hope footage
→ Phil Noto has graced us with some Erso art.
→ Did you catch all the
Rebels references in Rogue One? Nerdist has the list. And a Toys R Us promo posters reveals which . Rogue One character is coming to Rebels
→ Vulture pins down
. Meanwhile, over at Wired, Rogue One’s greatest retcon architects and engineers nitpick the Death Star.
→ All the crazy, convoluted ways that
the Rebels stole the Death Star plans in the old Expanded Universe. They’re almost all video games, which… Okay.
Are Chirrut and Baze a couple? “I think that’s all good. Who knows? You’d have to speak to them,” Gareth Edwards says.
→ Your moment of zen:
Ranking Star Wars’ “sweet space capes.”
Rogue One is is already making box office records – sort of. It’s nabbed the second-highest first day for pre-sales in domestic box office history, second only to . This is according to Imax CEO Greg Foster, who said their portion of the sales are “on the high end of the range of what the blockbuster biggest titles have done.” The Force Awakens
This is well in line with the tracking, which
predicts the film’s opening weekend will be in the range of $120M-150M – putting it well above almost all previous December openings. The Force Awakens’ $248M is the current record-holder, but #2 is currently The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with $85M.