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Rogue One [Official Info] Ben Mendelsohn (Director Orson Krennic) in Rogue One

Discussion in 'Anthology' started by starocean90, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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  2. KitsterAKABobaFett

    KitsterAKABobaFett Jedi Master star 3

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    Man, the casting in this new era is fantastic. I love this guy's performances in everything I've seen of his. Hope it's true!
     
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  3. starocean90

    starocean90 Force Ghost star 8

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    seems like /film still thinks the movie is about
    http://www.slashfilm.com/ben-mendelsohn-star-wars-rogue-one/
     
  4. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    There's a pic of him with facial hair and long hair. I immediately thought Talon Karrde.
     
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  5. Luukeskywalker

    Luukeskywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Seems like it would be a very good casting choice as long as he plays the role of the mentor or older superior as a major supporting role. Dude seems a little old to be THE main character. Am hoping Jesse Pinkman, er, I mean Aaron Paul gets the male lead.
     
  6. jedinightwing

    jedinightwing Jedi Master star 3

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    this is getting better all the time
     
  7. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    Stealing the Death Star plans is going to be in Rebels.

    Rogue One is going to take place in the Sequel era - maybe between TFA and VIII. ;)
     
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  8. DarthLightlyBruise

    DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm sick of the "main characters can't be older than 25" mentality, so I'll be happy if he's a lead.
     
  9. DarthLightlyBruise

    DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Perhaps! Though the most recent rumor from MSW suggests that the film concerns the Death Star and "an agricultural planet." Take it or leave it. Personally, I think it's far too early to take any rumors seriously.
     
  10. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    he looks like a Imperial Officer.
     
  11. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Or a seasoned rebel veteran, take your pick.
     
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  12. FelicityRebel

    FelicityRebel Jedi Knight star 1

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    Jones is 31.
     
  13. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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    hey i take great offense to that. I am 25.
     
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  14. Six

    Six Jedi Knight star 4

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    I just finished the first season of Bloodline and he stole every scene he was in. I was actually looking him up after finishing it and that article had just been published so it was the first thing on the page. Thumbs up to this news.
     
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  15. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    I saw Black Sea last year. It was almost a great movie.

    The problem with it was that the arc for Mendelsohn's character was all over the place - it made do sense because
    he went dangerous head case, to cold blood murderer (for no reason with no remorse), to becoming devastated when his actions lead to an accidental death and along to way there is no reason or sense to anything he does - his primary desire was the treasure at all costs to suddenly leading the call to dump it lest they all die for something a foolish as gold:confused: - and this in turn affected other characters action and the story became a mess
    . And it was a shame because as I said, it could have great.

    Now, I not saying that any of it was Mendolsohn's fault because despite the mess I could help but like Mendolsohn's performance (or more accurately performances) - they were enjoyable and he did a great job = I had little doubt the problems with his character lay elsewhere in the production. It was clearly problem in the writing and story continuity and maybe he problem may very well have been caused in editing - maybe the director decided, or was forced by higher powers, to cut scenes that explained the inconsistencies.

    When Bloodlines landed at Netflix, I filed it away in my mind to give it a look at some point, maybe over the summer, but when I noticed Mendolsohn's name I was definitely more intrigued, especially that he is this "back sheep" character. I think this will be interesting.

    So, I'm very much on board with the possible casting of this actor. He does bad guy very well, but I can imagine him as Jones' commander or her flight training officer/mentor.

    I was already eager for this movie when it just the first spin off, but every official announcement and now this rumour, makes me want it more, :D
     
  16. DarthLightlyBruise

    DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You know, that 25-35 range. Let's see some people in their 40s and 50s as leads!
     
  17. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Well, you've got Tom Cruise. He'll still be playing forty year olds when he's in his sixties and still getting the girl who's in her twenties.
     
  18. Import_Jedi

    Import_Jedi Force Ghost star 6

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    Hopefully he'll have a much better fate in Rogue One than he did in The Dark Knight Rises [face_devil]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. m4st4

    m4st4 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Love that guy! Great addition to Rogue One, for sure.
     
  20. Darth Zannah

    Darth Zannah Jedi Knight star 3

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    This film should be Boycotted! I'll never see a film written by someone who says the F word to Lucas! This is a shame...a really sad day in the age of star wars films....DON'T watch this film people!
     
  21. Import_Jedi

    Import_Jedi Force Ghost star 6

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    By that logic, then you shouldn't watch the original SW trilogy 'cause Alec Guinness despised the franchise, Episode One because Terence Stamp hated Lucas' directing style...plus that other guy whose name escapes me for the moment who talked trash about Lucas on a forum and was supposed to work on the second SW spinoff film
     
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  22. Six

    Six Jedi Knight star 4

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    WHAT... THE HELL... IS... GOING ON?
     
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  23. stellarmagic01

    stellarmagic01 Jedi Master star 4

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    Anyone else think of an older and more battered version of Hobbie?
     
  24. Hoggsquattle

    Hoggsquattle Jedi Master star 5

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    That was a bit part - hose characters are not in TDKR enough as bad or good.

    And such a role is not comparable to being cast as a lead in a film.
     
  25. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I guess I will be watching Bloodlines !!! :D