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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.
It may have taken over 5 weeks but ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ has made a billion dollars. Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ spin-off has, as many pundits predicted, crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, having taken 39 days to do what ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breezed to in just 12 days. Clearly it’s unfair to compare the two. ‘The Force Awakens’ was the first film for the franchise since 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and marked an anticipated return that was not only directed by JJ Abrams, but featured classic stars like Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher.
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.
It was visual effects ace John Knoll who first pitched the idea for the standalone Star Wars hit Rogue One to Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. “I wanted a really strong, smart, and active female character as the lead of this movie,” Knoll, chief creative officer of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic effects house, told Yahoo Movies.
“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.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Felicity Jones was, by far, the highest-paid cast member of the stand-alone 'Star Wars' film, coming off her best actress nomination for "The Theory of Everything"
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was always going to make a few quid, but it’s made a colossal debut of $290.5 million (around £232 million) over its opening weekend. Considering it cost $200 million (£160 million) to make, that’s a huge haul for Disney, as well as being the second highest-grossing December opening of all time (behind, of course, ‘The Force Awakens’). Broken down, it made $155 million in the US, with another $135.5 million coming from foreign territories, including the UK. ...
It looks as though ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is a massive hit. According to Box Office Mojo, ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ has already blown away the box office with a Death Star sized opening… and could be in the top 15 openers of all time.
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.
There’s no question that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is going to be one of the biggest movies of the year. But the numbers being predicted by analysts for its global opening are pretty galactic. Deadline has the movie opening in the range of $280 million to $350 million (at the top end, nearly £280 million). In the US alone, it should open to between $140 million and $150 million. ...
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is just a few days away now an the first reactions have emerged after advanced screenings. Gareth Edwards’ movie marks the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off to play in cinemas, as well become the first if the existing seven released films not to have the famous opening crawl. With the buzz around Disney latest sci-fi epic at an all time high, it appears the hype was indeed justified as fans who’d been lucky enough to see it shared their thoughts on it.
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.
‘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.
It’s official – there’s no opening crawl in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’. Now we know that ‘Rogue One’ director Gareth Edwards is taking the film in a very different direction. During an interview with My TFI (via Star Wars News Net) ‘Rogue One’ director Gareth Edwards confirmed the lack of opening crawl… and offered up some details of what we’ll see in its place.
There’s just a few weeks until ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ hits cinemas but the specifics of the plot of still firmly under wraps.
After the enormous success of Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World’ in 2015, its inevitable sequel is about to begin filming. The news comes after speaking to its director J.A. Bayona who’s currently promoting his latest movie ‘A Monster Calls’ which stars ‘Rogue One’ protagonist Felicity Jones. “The ‘Jurassic World’ sequel is a more collaborative filmmaker experience, not only with Colin Trevorrow, but also with Steven [Spielberg] and with Frank Marshall.
Darth Vader appears in new ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ trailer. Another cool, new trailer for ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ has appeared online… and this time, it’s packed full of new shots. Featuring a glimpse of the Death Star in action as well as the iconic ‘Star Wars’ villain, Darth Vader, it looks as though this new trailer might give us our best look at ‘Rogue One’ yet.
Appearing in a ‘Star Wars’ movie essentially transforms you into a globally recognisable face overnight but in the case of Felicity Jones it’s done far more. For starters, Jones is already an established actor, with films such as ‘The Theory of Everything’ (for which she got an Oscar nomination) to her name. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar (via The List), the British actress has spoken about working on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, revealing the spin-off film is like nothing she’s done before.
This means that UK movie fans will have one over on their US counterparts, because it’s still only being released stateside on December 16. By this point, though, most UK moviegoers are used to seeing films opening here earlier than in the US. Marvel Studios usually release their latest instalments a week earlier across the pond than they do domestically, while ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hit cinemas on December 17, 2015, in the UK opposed to December 18, 2015, in the US.
The two biggest action heroes in the rebooted Star Wars universe have connected. Daisy Ridley, who became a worldwide star for her fierce portrayal of Rey in The Force Awakens, was in Los Angeles Tuesday promoting the new documentary The Eagle Huntress (which she executive produced and narrates) when Yahoo Movies asked her thoughts about the saga’s upcoming spin-off, Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones. “I’m very excited to see it,” Ridley said before volunteering the following, voice rising in excitement.
It’s finally here - the new ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ trailer gives us a much better look at the galaxy far, far away. Starring Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, ‘Rogue One’ follows the story of a plucky band of rebels and their mission to secure the Death Star plans.
Despite the fact that pretty much every single Marvel movie, as well as most blockbusters, do reshoots, after ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’’ success and with ‘Rogue One’ labelled “an experiment of sorts” by Disney CEO Bob Iger, there were worries that the eighth instalment to the sci-fi franchise was in trouble. “Obviously when you come to the edit, you see the film come together and you think, ‘Actually, we could do this better, and this would make more sense if we did this’,” Jones said to The Hollywood Reporter. Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm who is overseeing the expansion of the ‘Star Wars’ universe, was just as adamant that there no issues with the reshoots.
The cast and crew of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ have appeared at Star Wars Celebration Europe… and they gave us a hint of what we can expect from the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off. ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is just around the corner, and with an all-new behind-the-scenes sizzle reel, we’ve got our closest look yet at the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spin-off.