• Actors who were brought back from the dead and how it was done
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Actors who were brought back from the dead and how it was done

    Hollywood producers have used ingenious ways to recreate sadly departed actors on screen.

  • 'Rogue One's Tony Gilroy will write and direct the Cassian Andor 'Star Wars' series for Disney+
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    Ben Arnold

    'Rogue One's Tony Gilroy will write and direct the Cassian Andor 'Star Wars' series for Disney+

    Tony Gilroy will write and direct the forthcoming Star Wars spin-off series based on Rogue One hero Cassian Andor.

  • Disney boss Bob Iger admits it released too many new 'Star Wars' movies too quickly
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney boss Bob Iger admits it released too many new 'Star Wars' movies too quickly

    Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, has admitted that the studio has released too many Star Wars movies too quickly.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Diego Luna was "so disappointed" with the film's ending
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    Digital Spy

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Diego Luna was "so disappointed" with the film's ending

    It was the end of the road for his character... or so he thought.

  • Riz Ahmed missed Star Wars Celebration after Homeland Security stopped him boarding his flight
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Riz Ahmed missed Star Wars Celebration after Homeland Security stopped him boarding his flight

    Riz Ahmed has opened up about the systemic racism he has confronted throughout his career.

  • 'Rogue One': Daniel Mays 'thankful' his Star Wars reshoot performance survived the edit
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    Tom Beasley

    'Rogue One': Daniel Mays 'thankful' his Star Wars reshoot performance survived the edit

    Daniel Mays has fond memories of his time on the set of Star Wars spin-off Rogue One.

  • Whatever happened to George Lucas' live-action 'Star Wars' TV show?
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    Ben Falk

    Whatever happened to George Lucas' live-action 'Star Wars' TV show?

    Announced by George Lucas in 2005, Star Wars: Underworld was going to be a television series exploring previously-unseen parts of the galaxy far, far away.

  • Jon Favreau reveals when new Star Wars live action series is set
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    Ben Falk

    Jon Favreau reveals when new Star Wars live action series is set

    Jon Favreau reveals that his Star Wars live action TV series will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

  • Star Wars spin-off Rogue One was in 'terrible trouble' before reshoots, says director
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    Ben Arnold

    Star Wars spin-off Rogue One was in 'terrible trouble' before reshoots, says director

    Director Tony Gilroy, who was drafted in to rework Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has been brutally frank about the situation he found the movie in.

  • The Star Wars movies have retired iconic easter egg
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    Ben Arnold

    The Star Wars movies have retired iconic easter egg

    Ever since the first Star Wars movie, there's been a reliable staple – the Wilhelm scream.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially tanked in China
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    Ben Arnold

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially tanked in China

    Is a film really a hit if it flops in the world's second biggest movie market? Because Star Wars: The Last Jedi appears to have tanked in China, and pretty badly.

  • 'Star Wars' is about to take its biggest risk since 'A New Hope'
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    Sam Ashurst

    'Star Wars' is about to take its biggest risk since 'A New Hope'

    Why Rian Johnson’s new trilogy will change everything...

  • Rare Star Wars footage shows Gold Leader dropping an F-bomb
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    Mike P Williams

    Rare Star Wars footage shows Gold Leader dropping an F-bomb

    Star Wars Celebration 2017 revealed a lot about upcoming instalment ‘The Last Jedi’ but also treated fans to some classic tidbits, too. The huge event that took place last weekend was not only a globally covered celebration, but it gave us our first glimpse at a ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ teaser trailer, as well as a touching tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. One part of Star Wars Celebration 2017 was the airing of some ultra rare archival footage from the 1970s – specifically outtakes from the first film that very few people – let alone ‘Star Wars’ fans had ever seen.

  • Donald Trump shares unfortunate photo op with Rogue One's Darth Vader
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    Ben Bussey

    Donald Trump shares unfortunate photo op with Rogue One's Darth Vader

    The USA’s 45th President Donald Trump continues to inadvertently find ways to attract ridicule.

  • Rogue One: Ben Mendelsohn praises VFX advancements that led to Moff Tarkin's return (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Rogue One: Ben Mendelsohn praises VFX advancements that led to Moff Tarkin's return (exclusive)

    Ben Mendelsohn has praised the work of ILM and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ director Gareth Edwards for making his scenes with Moff Tarkin – a digital creation – as easy as possible on set. The iconic ‘Star Wars’ character, played by Peter Cushing in the 1977 original, was resurrected for the spin-off film with help on set from ‘Holby City’ actor Guy Henry who stood in for, and performed as, the Hammer star opposite Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Check out Matt Ferguson's amazing alternative poster (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Check out Matt Ferguson's amazing alternative poster (exclusive)

    Cult movie poster artist Matt Ferguson has designed a cool new alternative poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to celebrate the film's DVD and Blu-ray release.

  • Star Wars: Rogue One nearly included another killer Darth Vader scene
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    Ben Skipper

    Star Wars: Rogue One nearly included another killer Darth Vader scene

    By now you’ve probably read about ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s original ending, but it’s been revealed that wasn’t the only potential scene that didn’t make the final film. Ahead of the home release of Gareth Edwards’ massive sci-fi hit, Gary Whitta, who wrote an early version of the script, has revealed that series icon Darth Vader nearly appeared in a third scene.

  • Gareth Edwards says Carrie Fisher couldn't tell she was CGI in Rogue One
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    Ben Arnold

    Gareth Edwards says Carrie Fisher couldn't tell she was CGI in Rogue One

    For some the appearance of the CGI Carrie Fisher at the end of ‘Rogue One’ just didn’t sit right. Like the digital iteration of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in the movie, both characters pushed the ‘uncanny valley’ button, where a CGI character is realistic, but not quite realistic enough (or is it *too* realistic?). Speaking to Fandango, director Gareth Edwards said that Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy told him how Fisher presumed it was some footage of Princess Leia found somewhere from the original movies.

  • Rogue One’s Scarif got its name after a coffee shop gaffe
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Rogue One’s Scarif got its name after a coffee shop gaffe

    During the development of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Gareth Edwards was given a helping hand in solving one of these quandaries from a truly unlikely source. After seeing this moniker on his drink, Gareth Edwards instantly decided that it was perfect name for the planet that would house the final battle scene of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ and put it into the script.

  • Darth Vader's amazing Rogue One fight scene almost never happened
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    Darth Vader's amazing Rogue One fight scene almost never happened

    The action sequence in ‘Rogue One’ in which Darth Vader turns Action Jackson was probably the most thrilling of the whole film for Star Wars fans. In an interview with Fandango, director Gareth Edwards revealed that it was the movie’s editor Jabbez Olssen’s brainwave, and they didn’t expect it to come off at all. According to Edwards, in the original cut of the film Vader ‘arrives and obliterates the Calamari ship, and then the blockade runner gets out just in time and he pursues the blockade runner’, so he never actually boarded the ship.

  • 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.

  • Who should win the Best Visual Effects Oscar, according to VFX experts
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    Who should win the Best Visual Effects Oscar, according to VFX experts

    Following several rounds of voting by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there are now 10 movies in contention for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award at the 2017 Oscars – ‘Arrival’, ‘The BFG’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Deepwater Horizon’, ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, ‘Passengers’, and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. To help get the inside track on which movies deserve to win, we spoke with 5 VFX gurus – all alumni of Escape Studios, Europe’s premier visual effects academy and host of The VFX Festival 2017 – who chose five films which truly broke new ground in 2016.

  • Rogue One fails to take Chinese box office by storm
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    Ben Arnold

    Rogue One fails to take Chinese box office by storm

    While Star Wars spin-off ‘Rogue One’ has done pretty blazing business around the world, many box office analysts were waiting for its release in China to take it over the top. It was thought that thanks to starring roles for Chinese stars including Jiang Wen, who plays Baze Malbus, and Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe, that the film would have been more universally embraced. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter suggests that particularly bad air pollution in northern China over the weekend may also have hampered sales.

  • The UK's 10 biggest movies from 2016 have been revealed
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    Mike P Williams

    The UK's 10 biggest movies from 2016 have been revealed

    It’s been a record high for the UK’s film box office, thanks to some big hitters.