Sunday, December 4, 2016

StarWars.com Recaps the 'Rogue One' Press Conference

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By: Dominic Jones 

Today in San Fransico the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gatherer at Lucasfilm to answer questions from select members of the movie press about the film.  The event was hosted by The Star Wars Show's Andi Gutierrez and featured cast members Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), and Donnie Yen (Chirut Imwe), and Ben Mendelsohn (Director Orson Krennic), as well as director Gareth Edwards, executive producer John Knoll, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.   The press conference was live blogged by StarWars.com.  Here are some highlights,
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IPC Podcast LIVE #124 | Newsreel: December 2016

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On this episode, Zac and Ben take some time to remember actor Ron Glass, who sadly passed away at the age of 71. They celebrate his incredible career by discussing his roles on Barney Miller, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, and his most memorable character, Shepherd Book in Firefly. Furthermore, they break down some of the latest and greatest news, including casting announcements for Star Trek: Discovery, Star Wars actors returning to their DC roles, Jurassic World casting tidbits, and the release date for Marvel's Inhumans television series. They also pay their respects to the man who invented the Big Mac, and Ben provides a barbecue sauce recommendation on #BBQWatch. Plus, listen for hints at IPC's year end schedule and teases of big changes coming in the future.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

New 'Rogue One' TV Spot: "Hope Begins"

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By: Benjamin Hart

The steady flow of new TV spots from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Today we have been treated to yet another television ad which has revealed new footage and dialogue from the film.
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Jyn Gives A Pep Talk To Bail Organa & Others In New 'Rogue One' Clip

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By: Benjamin Hart

We are now in the thick of a deluge of new promotional material for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Clips, TV spots, trailers, photos, interviews and more have been dropping left and right, and they will certainly continue to do so until the movie is released later this month.
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28 Minutes Of 'Rogue One' Shown At Skywalker Ranch, First Impressions Surface

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By: Benjamin Hart

The promotional machine behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially jumped to Hyperspace as we draw incredibly close to the premiere of the film. On Friday, several press events were held at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco, including Q & A's on Twitter and Facebook.
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Donnie Yen Discusses Joining the 'Star Wars' Universe in 'Rogue One'

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By: Dominic Jones

There is no denying that the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is immensely talented, but one of the stand out cast members is Donnie Yen as Chirut Imwe.  Yen is known for his martial arts skills and his roles in the Ip Man series and his casting in Star Wars was met with a lot of excitement.  Yen recently sat down with Geek Culture about joining the cast of Rogue One and answers the question: can Chirut take down ten stormtroopers?  Check out the video below,
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Columbia Reveals New 'Rogue One' Line of Jackets

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By: Dominic Jones

Columbia Jackets revealed a new line of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story inspired jackets today in USA Today.  There are three Rogue One jackets, one of which is Jyn Erso inspired, the second is Cassian Andor inspired, and the third is Death Trooper inspired.  The jackets cost $400 for the Jyn, $500 for the Cassian, and $450 for the Death Trooper.  Limited quantities of the jackets will be available in select stores and on Columbia.com on December 9th.  Check out the designs below,
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MTV Interviews Felicity Jones and Diego Luna About 'Rogue One'

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By: Dominic Jones

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press tour is well underway.  Cast members Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) and Diego Luna (Cassian Andor) recently sat down with MTV's Josh Horowitz to talk about the film.  They talked about how they got their roles in Rogue One, working with Darth Vader, and what it's like being in costume on a Star Wars film.  They also play a game of Star Wars would you rather.  Check it out below,

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Two New 'Rogue One' TV Spots Released

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By: Dominic Jones

Two more TV spots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been released, ahead of the film hitting theaters on December 16th.  The first is a Japanese TV spot that focuses on Donnie Yen's Chirut Imwe, the blind warrior.  There are a couple of new shots of Chirut in action in the spot.  The second features a new shot of Riz Ahmed's Bodhi Rook and Felicity Jones' Jyne Erso.  You can check both of them out below,
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Riz Ahmed Reacts To Seeing 'Rogue One' For The First Time

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By: Benjamin Hart

We are now mere weeks away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it appears the film is ready to be distributed to theaters everywhere. As the cast and crew has been making the rounds in various places across the globe promoting the film, we have gotten word that Rogue One's production has ceased and a select few have already seen it.
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Watch The Cast of 'Rogue One' Live at Facebook HQ

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By: Dominic Jones

After having been part of a big Q&A event at Lucasfilm, which was live streamed by Twitter, earlier in the day (during which a new clip was revealed), now the cast has assembled again at Facebook HQ for another Q&A event where they are answering questions from fans on the official Star Wars Facebook page.  At the event are Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), Donnie Yen (Chirut Imwe), and Ben Mendelsohn (Orson Krennic), as well as director Gareth Edwards.  The stream is now over, but you can still watch the Q&A (and the new behind the scenes featurette) below,
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New Clip From 'Rogue One' Revealed During Cast Q&A

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By: Dominic Jones

Earlier today, Lucasfilm hosted a special Q&A with the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that was live streamed for fans on Twitter.  Following the Q&A, director Gareth Edwards debuted a new clip from the film.  The clip features Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) preparing for their journey to the planet Jedha.  The clip shows that their is a lot of tension among our heroes at this, presumably early, point in the film.  You can check it out for yourself below,

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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 02/12/16

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On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down the veritable deluge of Rogue One news.  From the first clip to the new TV spots to the latest stills, they analyze it all.  They also look at recent comments from Gareth Edwards about more classic cameos, the crawl debate is revisited, George Lucas' suggestion for a Rogue One design, and John Williams will begin scoring Episode VIII this month.  Plus, they play a game of Star Wars Senior Superlatives.  All this and much more!


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

John Williams Begins Recording The Music for 'Episode VIII' This Month!

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By: Dominic Jones

While the eyes of the world are focused on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters, the team working on Star Wars Episode VIII are looking ahead to next December and making sure their film is a worthy follow up to seven current Star Wars films.  One member of that team who is hard at work is legendary composer John Williams, who composed the iconic scores of the first seven Star Wars films.  Williams is back for Episode VIII and, according to Variety, begins recording the film's musical score this month! 
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The Cast of 'Rogue One' Will Be On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' On December 9th

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By: Dominic Jones

The cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday December 9th to promote the film's release the following week.  Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Diego Luna (Cassian Andor), Donnie Yen (Chirut Imwe), Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Ben Mendelsohn (Orson Krennic), and Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso), as well as director Gareth Edwards will join host Jimmy Kimmel to discuss the film.
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