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Rogue One [Official Info] Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - December 16, 2016

Discussion in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' started by boomx2sjk, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. boomx2sjk Jedi Knight

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    Announced as title of first standalone Star Wars film...

    All the details directly from SW.com...

    This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.
    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.
    In addition, Iger confirmed that Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. The film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set for release on May 26, 2017 — forty years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. Johnson is widely considered one of cinema’s most gifted young filmmakers, having directed the modern sci-fi classic, Looper, as well as Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He was also behind the camera for three episodes of the critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, including “Ozymandias,” which series creator Vince Gilligan named as the best installment of the show. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, producer of Looper, Don Jon, Brick, and The Brothers Bloom, are on board to produce.
  2. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    Finally a Title, Johnson confirmed, SW back to summer and we wait only half a year between this movie and Episode VIII.[face_dancing][face_party]
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  3. TheBBP Force Ghost

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    So, this is the rumored X-Wing film? WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I hope so.
  4. CGI-BOBAFENT Jedi Grand Master

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    Wooooo, unexpected but very welcome!
  5. Karl0413 Jedi Master

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    So it's gonna be about Rogue Squadron then? :)
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  6. Darth_Harmon Jedi Master

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    I have to wonder... is Felicity Jones playing Evaan, the female rebel pilot seen in the Princess Leia comics?
  7. Darth_Pevra Force Ghost

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    Wow, I'd better read the X-Wing novels now!
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  8. Darth_Hydra Jedi Master

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    Upon first hearing the spin-off's title it sounds like a Rogue Squadron movie to me. Glad to something else official on the movie besides the writer and director.
  9. -Jedi Joe- Jedi Knight

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    Really pleased about this. A year and five months between Star Wars episodes is good news to me!

    This is a really minor thing, but I hope the spin-off is called simply "Rogue One" rather than "Star Wars: Rogue One". The Star Wars title should be saved for the main saga.
    Last edited by -Jedi Joe-, Mar 12, 2015
  10. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Interesting title.

    I can certainly see this title working a couple ways - it could be referring to the X-Wing film or it could fit bounty hunters/the underworld as well.
  11. JoeBiWanKenobi Jedi Master

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    I doubt they'll lose the "Star Wars", purely for marketing and name recognition.
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  12. TheBBP Force Ghost

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    Yeah, canon or not, they are great fun and will be fun just to get into the spirit of it all.
  13. ManaByte Force Ghost

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    Anyone notice a certain writer's name missing from the press release?
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  14. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    I wonder between what periods this movie is set?[face_thinking]
  15. CGI-BOBAFENT Jedi Grand Master

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    Just had the same thought. Either that or could quite easily be someone introduced in Rebels.
  16. TheBBP Force Ghost

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  17. Nickname320 Jedi Padawan

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    Who would have thought that a simple title would throw me back into such a rush of nostalgia - dogfighting in X-Wing v. Tie, reading about Corran, Wedge, and the gang do battle with Isard, and of course, blasting away more Tie's on the Gamecube...

    If the movie can capture the same magic that all those Legends stories did, I say we have a real winner here.
  18. JediFan215 Jedi Knight

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    Felicity as Evaan?
    They do have a similar facial structure, though the hair color will need a change, obviously.
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  19. starocean90 Force Ghost

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  20. EHT New Films Manager

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    Tagged as Official, and thread title updated. [face_dancing]
    Last edited by EHT, Mar 12, 2015
  21. Chewgumma Jedi Grand Master

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    Rogue Squadron movie?

    [IMG]
    Last edited by Chewgumma, Mar 12, 2015
  22. KED12345 Jedi Master

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    ROGUE SQUADRON MOVIE YES
  23. starocean90 Force Ghost

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    Honestly I hope it's set between the OT and the ST, so that we can explore a new era unfamiliar on screen.:)
  24. Max@TSWP Jedi Master

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    About time. Would love to see the concept art.
  25. KED12345 Jedi Master

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    jmo Rogue "One" doesn't sound like bounty hunters, rather a call sign like Red Five, et cetera.