With all the hysteria over Episode VIII, you may have forgotten that there is actually another Star Wars film coming this year. We’re here to give you the lowdown on just what to expect from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with dates, spoilers (sorry) and quotes a-plenty.
Where does Rogue One come in relation to the Star Wars canon?
Rogue One is the first Star Wars feature film to take place outside the original canon created by George Lucas, and tells the story of a group of Rebel fighters attempting to steal the plans for the iconic Death Star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film “takes place just before A New Hope and leads up to the 10 minutes before that classic film begins.”
Producer Kathleen Kennedy also made it clear that Rogue One is meant to be kept separate from the main canon, saying “There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the stand-alone films) in and out of the saga episodes.”
Who’s directing Rogue One?
Star Wars fans can sleep safe in the knowledge that the special effects are in good hands, with Gareth Edwards, director of the recent Godzilla movie and creator of independent classic Monsters taking the helm for Rogue One. Edwards’ background is largely in digital effects, but he has received much praise for his directorial exploits, and has proved already that he can handle a large franchise with the impressive Godzilla.
Speaking to Flicks And The City in 2005, Edwards warned fans to “expect the unexpected, because it’s not gonna be like the saga movie.” More recently, however, it was announced that Disney had ordered weeks of reshoots on the film, sparking rumours that Lucasfilm were unhappy with the direction that Edwards had taken the franchise.
Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have released a teaser trailer for Inferno.
Tom Hanks is back as symbologist Robert Langdon in the third onscreen installment of Dan Brown’s best-selling series, alongside Felicity Jones, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan.
In Inferno, Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and teams up with Sienna Brooks (Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories, to stop a deadly global plot related to the medieval philosopher Dante.
Following 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons, Ron Howard again directs the adaptation, featuring a screenplay by David Koepp.
Inferno hits theaters Oct. 28.
It’s been about two years since the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed A Monster Calls began its journey, with Focus Features giving it an October 14, 2016 date and setting Felicity Jones to star and Liam Neeson to voice the Monster. Since then, Jones has been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything) and landed a starring role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Here’s the latest look at the fantasy pic based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness, about a young boy (Lewis MacDougall) who attempts to deal with his the illness of his mother (Jones) and school bullies by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he adapted the screenplay.
Belen Atienza (Bayona’s The Impossible and The Orphanage) produced the movie which actually has the feel of of another Atienza-produced film: Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. Executive producers are River Road’s Bill Pohlad and Mitch Horwits, Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Patrick Wachsberger.
Check out the new trailer above from UK distributor Entertainment One.
“Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna.
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The movie follows a ragtag team attempting to steal the plans for the first Death Star prior to the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.”