• Star Wars spin-off 'Rogue One' almost had a 'happy ending'
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    Ben Arnold

    Star Wars spin-off 'Rogue One' almost had a 'happy ending'

    Hard to fathom perhaps, given the pretty gloomy and unavoidable premise of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the movie almost had a much happier ending.

  • Felicity Jones would 'love to' return to the Spider-verse as Black Cat (exclusive)
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    Hanna Flint

    Felicity Jones would 'love to' return to the Spider-verse as Black Cat (exclusive)

    The actress played Felicia Hardy in 2014's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.

  • Felicity Jones on why British actors get cast in American roles: 'a theatre background helps' (exclusive)
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    Hanna Flint

    Felicity Jones on why British actors get cast in American roles: 'a theatre background helps' (exclusive)

    The British actress plays US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie 'On The Basis of Sex'.

  • Someone ranked the 'Star Wars' films by female screen time and it's not great
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    Hanna Flint

    Someone ranked the 'Star Wars' films by female screen time and it's not great

    Film lecturer and writer Becca Harris has done the numbers on the female representation in the franchise.

  • WATCH the hilarious video depicting how Rogue One should've ended
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    Mike P Williams

    WATCH the hilarious video depicting how Rogue One should've ended

    The hype surrounding ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ may have died down since its December release, but this latest video will have you in stitches. Reviews for the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movie helmed by Gareth Edwards were generally rather positive. Since its pre-Christmas cinema release, the film has totalled just over $1 billion.

  • Women spoke just 27 percent of the dialogue in 2016's top movies
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    Ben Arnold

    Women spoke just 27 percent of the dialogue in 2016's top movies

    Following last week’s news of a drop in the number of female directors working in Hollywood, it’s emerged that actresses seem to getting a seriously raw deal when it comes to dialogue. Despite high-profile leading roles for the likes of Margot Robbie in ‘Suicide Squad’, Ellen DeGeneres in ‘Finding Dory’ and Felicity Jones in ‘Rogue One’, the trend is still very much in favour of men getting the lion’s share of the lines. Data scientist Amber Thomas has published her findings on Medium.com’s FreeCodeCamp site, and they’re pretty damning.

  • How Rogue One took a story that didn’t need telling and made the perfect Star Wars prequel
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    Ben Skipper

    How Rogue One took a story that didn’t need telling and made the perfect Star Wars prequel

    “Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. This, from the opening crawl of ‘A New Hope’, served as the basis for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ some 40 years later, but already told us all we needed to know. ‘Rogue One’ was a story that didn’t need to be told, but it defied all expectations to prove it was a story worth telling. Director Gareth Edwards and the film’s four writers did this by making their story about the Rebellion’s journey from a directionless and friable collective to a cohesive and driven unit. ‘Rogue One’ is about the rebellion more than it is about any individual character.

  • Felicity Jones has a sequel option in Rogue One contract
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    Ryan Leston

    Felicity Jones has a sequel option in Rogue One contract

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Felicity Jones has the option of a ‘Rogue One’ sequel written into her ‘Star Wars’ contract. “Jones has one sequel option in her contract, according to sources,” they reveal.

  • Felicity Jones: Leia bikini wouldn't work in modern Star Wars
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    Ben Arnold

    Felicity Jones: Leia bikini wouldn't work in modern Star Wars

    Since Carrie Fisher appeared chained to a giant space gangster and forced to wear a suggestive brass bikini set, there’s been much debate over whether the move sits right with modern audiences. Asked whether the choice to put a female character in that position today would fly, she told the Press Association: “I don’t think so. Fisher has since been vocal on the matter too.

  • George Lucas has seen Rogue One and loved it
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    Mike P Williams

    George Lucas has seen Rogue One and loved it

    ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ may still a week-and-a-half away but it doesn’t mean some people haven’t seen it already – such as ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas, for example.