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Friday, 2 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: DECEMBER CLIPS AND NEWS (PART ONE)

A new addition to the Asian/International ROGUE ONE movie posters.

Footage and info coming in fast!

Latest trailers and clips:

New clip: Rogue One A Star Wars Story Exclusive Scene - Jyn's Blaster (2016) - YouTube

New trailers:

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #20 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #19 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #18 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
Star Wars Rogue One TV Spot #17 - Star Wars Rogue One - YouTube
ROGUE ONE New Trailer & TV Spot (2016) Grand Moff Tarkin - YouTube
Rogue One: Una Historia de Star Wars | Spot 'Indicativo' - YouTube
Rogue One: Una Historia de Star Wars | Spot 'Lord Vader' - YouTube

Galen Erso finally joins the character posters seen in October.

Other trailers:

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #14 - Trained To Fight (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
Star Wars Rogue One - Offical Korean Trailer ( NEW DARTH VADER SCENE ) 2016 Sci-Fi Action Movie - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "Trust" - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "Breath" TV Spot - YouTube
Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif - Official Trailer - YouTube

New ROGUE ONE art by Brian Rood used for various merchandising.

Other interview footage:

Gareth Edwards Interview, Rogue One Red Carpet Live Stream Announce, and More | The Star Wars Show - YouTube
Felicity Jones from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" on Craig Ferguson - 12/21/2011 - YouTube
Felicity Jones Talks "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - YouTube
STAR WARS Rogue One! cast Felicity Jones and Diego Luna - interview - YouTube
Exclusive: Star Wars Rogue One - Donnie Yen VS 10 Stormtroopers - YouTube
What Blew Felicity Jones and Diego Luna’s Minds about Star Wars? // SiriusXM // Entertainment Weekly - YouTube
Star Wars Rogue One | Felicity Jones Interview - YouTube
Star Wars Rogue One | Diego Luna Interview - YouTube
The Stars of Rogue One Reveal their Favorite Characters // SiriusXM // Entertainment Weekly - YouTube
Diego Luna Talks About "Rouge One: A Star Wars Story" - YouTube
Rogue One: Director Gareth Edwards On Working With Darth Vader & George Lucas | People NOW | People - YouTube
Felicity Jones Demos Her Badass Star Wars Fight Moves on Jimmy - YouTube


Out this month, the PEOPLE magazine special on ROGUE ONE.

Official site: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Home | Disney

Other news:

Watch the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Red Carpet Live at StarWars.com | StarWars.com
Star Wars: Felicity Jones explains why Rogue One is more like The Empire Strikes Back | EW.com
Felicity Jones Reveals Why Her *Rogue One: A Star Wars Story* Character Won’t Be Sexualized | Glamour
Gareth Edwards' Answer on Leia in Rogue One is Very Telling... - Furious Fan Boys
Star Wars: Grand Moff Tarkin resurrected in new Rogue One teaser | EW.com
Meet John Knoll, the Special Effects Genius Behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | WIRED
Q&A with ‘Rogue One’ Star Riz Ahmed | Variety
Felicity Jones continues promoting Rogue One at Sirius XM with Diego Luna | Daily Mail Online
'Rogue One' Writer Tony Gilroy to Make Millions Off Reshoots | Hollywood Reporter
‘Rogue One’ Sequel Not Happening | Variety

ROGUE ONE: ALAN TUDYK IS K-2SO!

Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm/Disney.

"Mad, bad and dangerous know", that's the classic description from fiction past of romantic era poet Lord Byron. And comedienne/actor, now android inhabiter of ROGUE ONE, Alan Tudyk, could be all these things and more, too - though in the funnest and zaniest of ways, making the cult American star the perfect choice to play the drily functional, sarcastic, edgy and doesn't mince words former Imperial spy droid K-2SO, now reprogrammed by his servant Captain Cassian Andor to serve the Republic against the Empire- surely one of our band of heroes best tricks up their sleeves during their bold mission to steal the Death Star plans from heavy enemy opposition and formidable firepower at Scarif!

First ROGUE ONE clip: STAR WARS ROGUE ONE Clip & Trailer (2016) - YouTube

'Rogue One': Alan Tudyk on His 'Star Wars' Future | Hollywood Reporter
Alan Tudyk Talks Rogue One, Star Wars Sets & Practical Effects
Star Wars: See Rogue One Sneak Peak Live

CLASSIC IMAGE: SEARCH FOR A PRINCESS...


The discovery of yet another wrecked Imperial speeder bike brings much cause for concern about the well being of the lone Princess Leia to Han, Luke and the Rebel Commando Team on Endor, in this scene from RETURN OF THE JEDI.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

OUT NOW IN UK PAPERBACK: 'BLOODLINE'


She fought long and hard with words and blaster power in equal measure, made personal sacrifices beyond the call of duty, and suffered the loss of so many loved ones to restore the Republic from the prior decades of Galactic Empire dictatorship, so Senator Leia Organa will be damned if she lets the rising evil of what will become the First Order try and carve a foothold against the just about peace that has been kept for over fifteen years, as Claudia Gray's entertaining prelude to THE FORCE AWAKENS, Bloodline, arrives in UK paperback today from ARROW. Its definitely worth a read, of which the author captures Leia's personality, strength, vulnerability and courage effectively.

This paperback edition also comes with a STAR WARS INSIDER MAGAZINE short story from Delilah S. Dawson: Scorched.

Review: STAR WARS AFICIONADO WEBSITE: BLOODLINE

Get it here: Star Wars: Bloodline: Amazon.co.uk: Claudia Gray: 9781780892627: Books

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ROGUE ONE: ALL-NEW IMAGERY!

Jyn and Cassian undercover, in a great new shot from ROGUE ONE. All images: Disney UK/Lucasfilm Ltd. 

Spectacular new images of drama and action from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, courtesy of DISNEY UK.

Enjoy!

A contingent of Death Troopers arrive on Lah'muh.
Krennic looks towards Jedha from the Death Star.
An Imperial Tank squad on street patrol in Jedha.
Jyn surveys the Yavin IV Rebel base.
Jyn leads the charge against a key Imperial installation.
A battle won... or lost?
The Death Star above Jedha.
Imperial forces assembled.
Bodhi at the Rebel base.
"Make ten men feel like a hundred!"
The Battle of Scarif begins!

ROGUE ONE: BACK TO YAVIN IV

A Rebel Sentry keeps look out in ROGUE ONE.

The original "hidden fortress" of the growing Rebel Alliance return to our screens, located amidst the jungles and within the long abandoned Massassi temples of the lush fourth moon of Yavin, or shouldn't that be seen for the first time, with the prequel adventure that is ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. The visual continuity between 1977 and 2016 is clearly excellent, though we now have the chance to see the view of the environment and the Alliance forces from the inside out rather than the other way around (as had been witnessed with the original film), and a chance to pay homage to conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie's original 1975 idea of fighters located at the exterior of the base, ready for battle.

Yavin IV art by McQuarrie.
Y-wing fighters readied, in art by McQuarrie.
A special transport lifts off for Scarif in ROGUE ONE.
Rebel soldiers ready as U-wing fighters take off, as seen in the special ROGUE ONE Gillette advert.
U-wing fighters head for Scarif in another great image from the Gillette advert - a nice visual tribute to the original 1977 film.

More on the U-wing fighter: Star Wars: Making the Rogue One U-Wing fighter | EW.com


Don't forget the gorgeous and most detailed celebration yet of Ralph McQuarrie's Classic Trilogy STAR WARS art, out now in a lavish two-book collection from ABRAMS BOOKS: Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie: Amazon.co.uk: Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, David Mandel: 9781419717932: Books

CLASSIC IMAGE: "DIE, JEDI DOGS!"


Within the battle of the Geonosian Death Arena, C-3PO is indeed acting very curiously and aggressively, now that his head has been planted accidentally onto a Battle Droid's body, in this fun moment from EPISODE II.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

ROGUE ONE: INTRODUCING BODHI ROOK!


Surely the character whom audiences will relate to the most during the blistering and explosive warfare ahead in ROGUE ONE, Bodhi Rook is the uneasy former Imperial pilot tasked with getting our heroes in and out of certain difficult planetary hotspots, and a key resource in locating the hidden resistance fighter Saw Gerrera on the frozen desert world of Jedha.

On Jedha, Bodhi negotiates for Jyn to meet the elusive Saw Gerrera.
Bodhi's costume, as seen at CELEBRATION 2016.

Popular British actor Riz Ahmed apparently had additional character moments given to him with the film's extra shooting this year, of which we have no doubt that Bodhi will play a pivotal part in the ground battle of Scarif- at a time when things seem bleak he will surely, ultimately prove one of the Rebel Alliance's most courageous fighters, his actions reminding audiences that there heroism can be found deep inside all of us in the worst of times...

Caught in the firing line, but soon making a difference.

Online articles:

Riz Ahmed: Star Wars Rogue One is about waking up to political reality | London Evening Standard
Riz Ahmed: ‘Star Wars’ ‘Leading the Way’ for Film Diversity
Riz Ahmed: 'Rogue One' Will Be an 'Edgier' 'Star Wars' Film
Rogue One: Riz Ahmed on why Bodhi Rook wears Empire insignia | EW.com


ILM CLASSIC IMAGE: SNOWSPEEDER ARTIST!


At the bigger, better model facility at the new ILM base in San Francisco during 1979, expert Steve Gawley adds detail to the striking Snowspeeders being developed for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Monday, 28 November 2016

ROGUE ONE: IN THE (IMPERIAL) NAVY!


The presence of a single Imperial Star Destroyer is formidable enough, but its size and firepower is nothing, truly nothing, in comparison to the immense super weapon battle station the Death Star, of which it and many others of its kind are acting as its protective custodians- the immense space moon now at its final stages leading to operational status by the events of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.

The original three-foot model seen in the original STAR WARS.
The new model with additional detail and lights seen with THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.
One of the Star Destroyers of ROGUE ONE.
Comparison shots. Left EMPIRE Star Destroyer. Right ROGUE ONE version.

The Star Destroyer seen above top keeps to the continuity of the original vessel seen with 1977's STAR WARS, yet also fuses in the details and depth of the Star Destroyers seen with THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. In many ways, the Star Destroyers of ROGUE ONE are the best of both worlds.

Check out ILM legend John Knoll's original talk about the Death Star and Star Destroyers of ROGUE ONE from London's CELEBRATION 2016 event: Star Wars Archaeology Panel | Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 - YouTube


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