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« on: April 20, 2015, 02:04:11 PM »

The new, standalone films will be called Star Wars Anthology.  The first movie is Rogue One and the synopsis was revealed at Star Wars Celebration this past weekend.

"A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One"

There's a piece of concept art here and a concept trailer that's kind of neat (shaky cam though)
http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-rogue-one-plot/
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 07:10:17 PM »

My main issue with prequels is that generally speaking, they're attempting to build suspense when the audience already knows how it ends. It's like, you know how Star Wars Episode III ends, and it wasn't like it was going to have a twist ending or surprise you in the end (twirling/leaping CGI Yoda or not). I'm sure Rogue One will attempt to be an interesting journey but the destination (stealing Death Star plans) seems pretty set in stone.

And really, the Death Star? Again? For a third movie essentially?

And if you remember the beginning of Star Wars, none of the Rebel forces can hit the broad side of a barn at 5 paces with a blaster anyway.  retard Though maybe the Rogue One guys actually know how to aim and lead their targets.  icon_smile

And sure, I'll watch it anyway. icon_smile I guess I'm more keen on the possible Bobba Fett and maybe even a Darth Maul spin off movie, something where they build back story for an interesting, cool-but-marginalized/underdeveloped character.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 07:12:34 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on April 20, 2015, 07:10:17 PM

My main issue with prequels is that generally speaking, they're attempting to build suspense when the audience already knows how it ends. It's like, you know how Star Wars Episode III ends, and it wasn't like it was going to have a twist ending or surprise you in the end (twirling/leaping CGI Yoda or not). I'm sure Rogue One will attempt to be an interesting journey but the destination (stealing Death Star plans) seems pretty set in stone.

And really, the Death Star? Again? For a third movie essentially?

And if you remember the beginning of Star Wars, none of the Rebel forces can hit the broad side of a barn at 5 paces with a blaster anyway.  retard Though maybe the Rogue One guys actually know how to aim and lead their targets.  icon_smile

And sure, I'll watch it anyway. icon_smile I guess I'm more keen on the possible Bobba Fett and maybe even a Darth Maul spin off movie, something where they build back story for an interesting, cool-but-marginalized/underdeveloped character.

Many Bothans died to bring us this information.  They're shoehorned into Bothans already!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 07:30:50 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on April 20, 2015, 07:10:17 PM

My main issue with prequels is that generally speaking, they're attempting to build suspense when the audience already knows how it ends. It's like, you know how Star Wars Episode III ends, and it wasn't like it was going to have a twist ending or surprise you in the end (twirling/leaping CGI Yoda or not). I'm sure Rogue One will attempt to be an interesting journey but the destination (stealing Death Star plans) seems pretty set in stone.

Sure, we know what happens to the Death Star, but we don't know what happens to the characters. If you think they're going to build the tension around the Death Star itself in this movie, you're in for a surprise.

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Many Bothans died to bring us this information.  They're shoehorned into Bothans already!

Wrong Death Star. Bothans died to get the plans for the second one, not the first.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 07:57:07 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on April 20, 2015, 07:30:50 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 20, 2015, 07:12:34 PM

Many Bothans died to bring us this information.  They're shoehorned into Bothans already!

Wrong Death Star. Bothans died to get the plans for the second one, not the first.

Ooh good call!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 08:06:27 PM »

You sure it wasn't Manny Bothans, the lovable spy?

This would also be the third take on the 'stealing the death star plans' plot I remember.  Both X-Wing and Dark Forces had missions devoted to it. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 08:20:01 PM »

Quote from: Caine on April 20, 2015, 08:06:27 PM

This would also be the third take on the 'stealing the death star plans' plot I remember.  Both X-Wing and Dark Forces had missions devoted to it. 

And since all previous EU sources are now non-canon, this is the perfect opportunity to set the record straight and give us the official story of what happened, one that is likely to be very different from previous ones.

I'm intrigued by how the movie is supposed to be tonally inspired by Zero Dark Thirty and Saving Private Ryan, with next to no Force users. That's a pretty bold direction to take Star Wars in, and I like it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 11:38:37 PM »

I really, really hope they also choose to ditch the current look for Bothans in the EU, they're basically furries currently.

I also hope they make use of Kyle Katarn as a character, because he was one of the few EU characters that was an interesting protagonist.
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 01:35:02 PM »

Teaser Trailer

My head just geeksploded.

Mon Mothma is spot on.

Plus, nice to see Forrest Whitaker playing Morgan in a Walking Dead crossover.

Rumors are already flying that Jyn is Rey's mother (though I doubt we'll find out for a while, if that's the case).

And, supposedly, that's Darth Vader bowing down in the room with the crimson guards.  I know he's supposed to be in the movie, but that doesn't look like him to me.  His cape doesn't have a hood.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 03:09:57 PM »

Oh god, I'm such a sucker for Felicity Jones...
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 06:20:01 PM »

That trailer was fucking awesome.icon_cool

Donnie Yen doing what he does best.

I cannot wait.

I did a double take when Mon Mothma appeared. The actress playing her is spot on.

AND THE RETURN OF AT-ATs. Holy crap!
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2016, 06:28:07 PM »

Yes, this looks great.  Loved the look of it. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2016, 07:06:12 PM »

The same actress is playing Mon Mothma as she did in Ep III.

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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2016, 07:58:56 PM »

My god the resemblance is unbelievable. Talking to a co-worker today, he assumed Mon Mothma was CGI'ed into the movie.
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2016, 02:56:30 PM »

This looks so good I can't handle it.  My son and I watch the trailer 3 or so times a night before bed!
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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 04:19:22 PM »

Darth Vader will be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Today, Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Darth Vader would in fact be in Rogue One and would have a bigger role than just appearing on screen for a split second or a simple cameo.


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James Earl Jones Confirmed as Voice of Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Jones was confirmed in an interview between Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and EW, where it was also revealed he'll only be in the film for a small amount of time.
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016, 02:26:49 PM »

Forrest Whitaker's character pulled from The Clone Wars. Thus all fans of the series assume (right or wrong, we don't know) that Ashoka Tano will eventually make her way into the live action universe. Personally, I'm more interested to see Ventriss show up.
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