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First Star Wars Spin Off Movie Is Titled Rogue One

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:12 pm
by Coolbreeze2444
http://io9.com/first-star-wars-spin-off-movie-is-titled-rogue-one-wha-1691081701

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) are on board to produce and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will co-produce. The film starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.
There are no story details just yet, and honestly the only new information is the fact that filming will begin this Summer, and that the movie now has a release date: December 16th 2016, almost exactly a year after The Force Awakens.

But considering "Rogue One" is the callsign used by the leader of the Rebel Alliance's Rogue Squadron of elite pilots — Both Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back and later Wedge Antilles in the Expanded Universe took the title — there stands a good chance Gareth Edward's movie doesn't focus around Bounty Hunters as previously thought.

Re: First Star Wars Spin Off Movie Is Titled Rogue One

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:23 pm
by Air M'Ville Cap'n
Take my money Disney!

Re: First Star Wars Spin Off Movie Is Titled Rogue One

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:51 pm
by sirgumby77
I am just hoping Episode 7 will live up to the hype. Was VERY disappointed in Ep 1. Ep 2 was an improvement, Ep 3 was probably the best out of all 3. If this Episode 7 is horrible, I think they spin offs may fail horribly.

Re: First Star Wars Spin Off Movie Is Titled Rogue One

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:59 pm
by Coolbreeze2444
A bit more info about Rogue One courtesy of Cinema Blend.
http://www.cinemablend.com/Star-Wars-Rogue-One-66522.html

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE SYNOPSIS
Rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE RELEASE DATE
In Theaters December 16, 2016

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE CREDITS
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed
Written by: Chris Weitz
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy
Distributor: Buena Vista

So, it is obviously taking place immediately before Star Wars Ep. 4 since it's about the mission to steal the Death Star plans. And it has Alan Tudyk in it!!! A "Firefly" alum in a Star Wars movie; I like it!

Re: First Star Wars Spin Off Movie Is Titled Rogue One

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:46 pm
by Air M'Ville Cap'n
Coolbreeze2444 wrote:And it has Alan Tudyk in it!!! A "Firefly" alum in a Star Wars movie; I like it!


Yes!!!