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.
Rogue One nabbed two Oscar nominations today, for Visual Effects and Sound Mixing. Big Shiny Robot has a couple of statements from John Knoll and sound designer Chris Scarbosio. As for Star Wars alumni, Natalie Portman has received her third nomination, this time for lead in Jackie. She won the category for Black Swan in 2011.
Rogue One effects guy Todd Vaziri sheds some light on the Death Star’s trench run. Yes, this is mostly about A New Hope, but there are explanations (both practical and in-universe) for the equator dish schematic.
Pablo Hidalgo on the movie’s Visual Guide! And again, this time on aliens!
→ And check out some
high-res shots of . Rogue One’s old-school user interfaces
John Knoll discusses the choice to and methods of
resurrecting Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin for with the New York Times. Rogue One
The cast was on The Star Wars Show! And here’s even more interviews: Gareth Edwards on how they filmed the X-wing battle. John Knoll is also talking space battles and the full-size X-wings and the (not so full-sized) Star Destroyer models. Ben Mendelsohn on where Krennic ranks on the and addresses Star Wars villain scale his relationship with Tarkin. And finally, Mads Mikkelsen on fighting Darth Vader.
→ Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican on
the origins of K-2SO. Speaking of the Brez, check out his interview on the latest Steele Wars, a must-listen for anyone curious about Star Wars journalism.
→ The film has
a release date in China: January 6, 2017.
→ More takes on the
Rogue One press event from /Film and Fangirl Blog.
Reddit Neo-Nazis are pissed about . More seats for us, dude. 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