• The Secret Origin of Jyn Erso's Name Revealed by 'Rogue One' Mastermind
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    Kevin Polowy

    The Secret Origin of Jyn Erso's Name Revealed by 'Rogue One' Mastermind

    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.

  • 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.

  • New Star Wars: Rogue One trailer teases more Darth Vader
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    Ryan Leston

    New Star Wars: Rogue One trailer teases more Darth Vader

    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.

  • Felicity Jones is now obsessed doing stunts after working on Rogue One
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    Mike P Williams

    Felicity Jones is now obsessed doing stunts after working on Rogue One

    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.