Rogue One is all over the place, so let’s mop this up before more comes along. Above, the Rogue One VHS commercial by Damien Kazan.
→ Gareth Edwards shares some (ancient) Jedha history, about how the city
got it’s high density of kyber crystals.
→ Entertainment Weekly’s final infodump on
all the scenes that weren’t, Dantooine not making the cut, cameos and plot holes..
John Knoll is nursing another spinoff idea, but he’s not sure if he’ll pitch it.
Mads Mikkelsen on how much of Galen’s backstory he knew, Felicity Jones, Oppenheimer and more.
→ A look at a featurettes about
Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen, Saw Gerrera.
Christopher Scarabosio and Matthew Wood talk about the film’s sound.
→ Gareth Edwards on
Darth Vader’s final scene.
Well, this is charming. Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones and Diego Luna answer questions posed by Google searches.
Entertainment Weekly brought us
our first listen of Michael Giacchino’s . I’m not really much of a score junkie, but it sounds good! If you want to dig a little deeper, Rogue One score the full track listing has been spotted. There are few intriguing things there, so take it as you will.
→ Chatting about Columbia’s Rogue One jackets with the brand’s director of apparel design, Debra Criss. These are really some of the most impressive clothing tie-ins we’ve seen with this film, so it’s nice to learn more.
→ There’s been some pretty ridiculous stuff running around Twitter regarding
an “anti-Trump” message being inserted into . While Rogue One at the last minute Star Wars has never shied away from some pointed commentary, the timeline alone here makes that deeply unrealistic. And in any case, certain themes have been baked in since the start. I expect this boycott will bear about as much fruit as the last one did.
→ The interviews: Gareth Edwards on
diversity, reshoots and the “team sport” method of (and/or filmmaking in general.) Star Wars Riz Ahmed raps. The Wrap calls Donnie Yen “the perfect breakout star for 2017” and he tells Mashable “Give me a lightsaber, you wouldn’t have two hours of storytelling.”
→ A quick guide to the
Star Wars books, films and TV you may want to catch up on before . Rogue One
Twitter had a nice freak-out this afternoon as a ship resembling the
from the Ghost Star Wars Rebels cartoon was spotted in a new TV commercial. (There’s more evidence on the Tumblr.) Easter egg? Cameo? Only time will tell.
And that was only one of several new commercials dropped today.
Here’s one, and here’s one and here’s one that’s actually on the official site and in high res! Of course it’s the one with the least new footage.
Speaking of new footage, there are two new scenes as well: One with
Orson Krennic and Galen Erso (which seems to answer a question I asked in my ) and another from Catalyst review the call sign scene. There’s also a new Chinese trailer, introduced by Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen.
→ So many more interviews today! John Knoll on how they approached the film and changes to Darth Vader’s costume. Gareth Edwards addresses the reshoots and George Lucas’ review. Riz Ahmed on being an ‘average Joe’ in the GFFA. And finally, Diego Luna on his research into being a soldier and why Cassian isn’t a typical hero. He’s , you guys. really happy to be here
→ Could something in the background of
the recent creature featurette have given us a hint at that mysterious kneeling scene from the very first teaser?
→ Thanks to both
The Force Awakens and Rogue One, Star Wars was Twitter’s top trending movie topic of 2016.
→ Here’s Epcot’s
Spaceship Earth being transformed into the Death Star.
→ A new
Rogue One collection launched at Hot Topic and Torrid today. I’m not sure this one really translates…
are now in the Star Wars app! Rogue One emojjis
Some journalists got a look at the first 28 minutes of
Rogue One last night, and USA Today’s Brian Truitt is surprisingly forthcoming about what he saw. The veil of secrecy is so thin this time! (Yes, that’s a spoiler warning.) Underworld rounds up some more reactions.
→ A good portion of the
Rogue One cast – Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, and Mads Mikkelsen, plus director Gareth Edwards – will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 9. Some of The Force Awakens cast did a similar appearance last year, so expect it to go something like this.
→ Even more clips! There’s
a new TV spot, a Jyn featurette and a scene at the Yavin base featuring a familiar face.