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The Week in Star Wars – Darth Vader confirmed for Rogue One, new images and character descriptions revealed, Star Wars: Underground details

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It’s a Rogue One special for The Week in Star Wars, and we’ve got everything you need to know…

Before we kick off, this edition of The Week in Star Wars marks the first anniversary of the feature – thank you to everyone who has read it and continues to read it!

Kicking things off this week – with really the only news you’ll need to know – it’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ignoring all of the production issues [read here and here if you missed all that], and the movie graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly featuring Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, Diego Luna’s Captain Cassian Andor and Alan Tudyk’s K-2So. It also confirmed that Darth Vader was in the movie (which we revealed months ago) and that Mads Mikkelsen is playing Jyn Ero’s father (something he already let slip). A couple of days later, they released a load of character portraits »

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Lego teases Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sets

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We’ve had a lot of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story news this week [follow all of our coverage here], and now Lego has shared a catalogue teaser for its upcoming range of Lego Star Wars products based upon December’s hotly-anticipated Anthology movie.

The Brick Fan reports that in addition to the five sets pictured in the teaser, there will also be three Buildable Figures. Details on the sets are being kept under wraps, but we do have the following details:

75152 – 385 pcs, $29.99/€39.99

75153 – 449 pcs, $39.99/€49.99

75154 – 543 pcs, $69.99/€69.99

75155 – 659 pcs, $79.99/€79.99

75156 – 863 pcs, $89.99/€99.99

75119 – 104 pcs. $24.99/€24.99

75120 – 169 pcs, $24.99/€24.99

75121 – 106 pcs, $24.99/€24.99

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones »

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Star Wars: Saw Gerrera Blows Rogue One Wide Open

24 June 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whew! What a week for mostly official Rouge One: A Star Wars Story dispatches! Granted, most of these are from Entertainment Weekly and not Lucasfilm proper, but that doesn’t mean they are any less official. We’ve officially entered the time period where it was silly that we thought Kaytoo Esso was K-250, it’s a more enlightened time.

Even though all the character names and photos are super cool and worthy of individual attention, the main two purposes in the sudden dump of Rogue One info were to make the general public feel better about the widely reported reshoots and to tell everyone that Darth Vader was indeed in this film.

Turns out all the Darth Vader clues the internet had been hunting ended up paying off, and the rumors of a ruthless and frightening Vader’s return to screen ended up being true. Like we summed up for you earlier this week, »

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Six more images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

24 June 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If yesterday’s huge batch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story images wasn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for December’s first Star Wars Anthology movie, then you’re in luck as EW has debuted another six stills from the Gareth Edwards-directed film. Check them out here…

See Also: Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards discuss Darth Vader’s involvement in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With regards to that last shot, the Empire hasn’t introduced a new line of Tie helicopters; instead, it’s a behind-the-scenes image showing a rather different shot to what we’re used to seeing in Star Wars. According to the article, it’s part of Edwards’ “a hand-held, you-are-there approach” to filming the beach battle sequence.

See Also: Forest Whitaker’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character is from The Clone Wars animated series

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- Gary Collinson

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New Photos of the Characters Seen in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

24 June 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"When you're shooting Stormtroopers in paradise, you have the best job in the world, you know? You can't really deny it at that point.” Entertainment Weekly has posted a first look gallery of photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, to compliment the teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. There are some good new shots of a bunch of the characters, played by actors Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn. Plus there's a good look at one of the new droids. And we finally get to meet Riz Ahmed's character - the Rebel squad's lead pilot, Bodhi Rook. "He he tends to be a little tense, a little volatile, but everybody in the group really relies on his technical skills," Kathleen Kennedy says. There's also some great shots of Stormtroopers, including the new black commando troopers. Here's a few of the »

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Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards Weighs In On Reshoot Concerns: “It Was Always Part Of The Plan”

24 June 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Acting as the next entry into Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted universe, it’s hardly surprising that a laser focus has been placed on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ever since its inception. That attention threatened to spin out of control, however, when the House of Mouse ordered reshoots of the galactic spinoff earlier in the year, leading many to believe that Gareth Edwards’ promising Anthology movie had careered into troubled waters.

According to Edwards himself, though, that’s simply not the case; in fact, circling back to re-do select scenes was “always part of the plan” and, as previous statements have indicated, is a result of the tremendous pressure placed on the creative team to strive toward perfection. No one said following in the footsteps of The Force Awakens would be easy, after all.

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Star Wars: Rogue One - James Earl Jones confirmed

23 June 2016 11:12 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Among the wave of news coming out about Star Wars: Rogue One is the confirmation that James Earl Jones will be making a return...

Nb: The following contains potential character spoilers for Star Wars: Rogue One.

We've learned all kinds of things thanks to Entertainment Weekly's recent Star Wars: Rogue One info splurge, from the confirmation that Mads Mikkelsen is playing a Death Star designer named Galen Erso, to the revelation that Forest Whitaker is playing a new incarnation of Saw Gerrara from The Clone Wars. 

The morsels of information don't end there, either. We've since learned that James Earl Jones is going to lend his sonorous vocals for Darth Vader once again. It had been rumoured that Vader would appear in Rogue One for some time, and the movie's positioning as a prequel to A New Hope's events certainly added weight to those stories. »

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Forest Whitaker’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Character Revealed + James Earl Jones Will Voice Darth Vader

23 June 2016 7:46 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Revealed yesterday, after much anticipation and speculation, audiences now know the identities of the characters in the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The character Forest Whitaker is playing is one that fans know from the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” animated… Continue Reading → »

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16 Star Wars: Rogue One Photos Have Stormtroopers Attacking the Beach

23 June 2016 3:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, new photos and character details surfaced from the highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set for release on December 16. After plenty of speculation, it was confirmed that Mads Mikkelsen's character is in fact Galen Erso, the father of Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso, while the studio dropped another big bombshell, revealing that Forest Whitaker is actually playing Saw Gerrera from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Today we have even more photos from this spinoff, which give us a closer look at the Death Troopers, the beach attack and a whole lot more.

Entertainment Weekly has 16 new photos in total, the first of which features a squad of Death Troopers scouring a beach. We also get another look at Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), who LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy says is the "Joan of Arc of this story." We also get a new »

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Reveals New Images and Darth Vader’s Involvement

23 June 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s not hard to generate buzz around any film set in the universe of Star Wars, but between the release of its first trailer and more recent news of reshoots, the swell surrounding Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to rise. Today, we learn that James Earl Jones will reprise his role as the voice of mouth-breather Darth Vader, but don’t expect him to show often.

It’s unclear yet what kind of role Vader will play in the proceedings, but Lucasfilms President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “He will be in the movie sparingly […] but at a key, strategic moment, he will loom large.” There’s rumblings that this could be during a large action sequence that was potentially toned down in reshoots. As long as he’s not a gigantic hologram sitting on a gigantic chair in a gigantic room (loud cough), I’m satisfied. »

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Stormtroopers Hit The Beach In Latest Images For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

23 June 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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The cavalry is here. Continuing to peel back the layers on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Entertainment Weekly has today premiered another batch of images from the upcoming spinoff, this time featuring Stormtroopers and Deathtroopers laying siege to a tropical isle.

As EW points out, this planet appears to exist under the shadow of the Death Star itself, effectively teeing up a decisive battle on its picturesque shoreline. For all of the fantasy and sci-fi elements coursing through the veins of Rogue One, these shots bear a striking similarity to the Pacific Theater of WWII.

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Touching base on that very aesthetic, director Gareth Edwards told EW that:

“There’s this sort of South Pacific, tropical paradise planet that subconsciously leads into some of the imagery associated with World War II. We went to lots of different places around the world, »

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16 new images from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

23 June 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has been offering up a tonne of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story goodness this week, including character descriptions [see here], details on Forest Whitaker’s character’s ties to the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars [see here] and Darth Vader’s involvement in the spinoff [see here]. And now the site has dropped sixteen brand new images from the Gareth Edwards-directed Anthology movie, which we have for you here…

Click below to continue on for character portraits for Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), K-2So (Alan Tudyk), Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) and Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn)…

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- Gary Collinson

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Loads of Photos from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' are Here!

23 June 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilms have released (via EW) a batch of new photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which you can have a look at below.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards (MonstersGodzilla) from a screenplay written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (CinderellaAbout a BoyAntz). It also stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben MendelsohnDonnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest WhitakerMads MikkelsenAlan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed.

The film is set to take place before the events of Star Wars : A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. Film will go into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Rogue One follows a band of resistance fighters »

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Lots of news amazingly awesome photos from ‘Rogue One’ land online

23 June 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Entertainment Weekly are continuing their stellar work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with a bunch of new, previously unseen images from the upcoming spin-off.

The magazine has already delivered the news that Darth Vader will be present in the movie, and that he will be voiced by James Earl Jones, a news item that we shared earlier on. Now EW has bombarded us with loads of new images loaded with so many Easter eggs!

In the images below you will see Felicity Jones as as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor with Donnie Yen as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus, Alan Tudyk as the droid K-2So, Riz Ahmed as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, plus Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, who was revealed yesterday. »

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Who Is Saw Gerrera, Forest Whitaker’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Character?

23 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Yesterday, a bunch of new info about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrived online, revealing (and confirming) a great deal about the upcoming spin-off film’s cast of characters. However, special attention was paid to the Rebel operative played by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and rightfully so – this isn’t the first time this particular […]

The post Who Is Saw Gerrera, Forest Whitaker’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Character? appeared first on /Film. »

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Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards discuss Darth Vader’s involvement in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

23 June 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in March, we brought you some details on Darth Vader’s casting in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the upcoming Star Wars Anthology movie from Disney and Lucasfilm, and after confirming the Sith Lord’s involvement yesterday, Entertainment Weekly has been speaking to producer Kathleen Kennedy, director Gareth Edwards and more about the iconic villain’s role in the film.

“I think we can talk about Vader…” said Kennedy, who confirmed that the Dark Lord of the Sith will once again be voiced by James Earl Jones. “He will be in the movie sparingly. But at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large.”

“Within the Rebellion, it’s not commonly spoken about,” adds Edwards. “Within the Empire, there is the culture of knowing of the existence of Darth Vader. There’s definitely an underlying feeling that there is a power – a dark power – available to »

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Darth Vader Will Be In Rogue One “Sparingly,” James Earl Jones Confirmed To Return

23 June 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Prowse may be credited with lending his physical appearance to the role of Darth Vader across the original Star Wars trilogy, but without James Earl Jones’ booming and iconic voice, that signature sense of gravitas would be lost to the stars.

Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly brings word today that Earl Jones will indeed return to voice the galaxy’s biggest menace in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with a handful of young actors donning the famous suit to bring the character to life on screen. Just don’t expect ol’ Vader to own much screentime in Gareth Edwards’ hotly-anticipated spinoff.

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That’s because, as we learned yesterday, it is Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic that stands as the chief villain in Rogue One. “He [Vader] will be in the movie sparingly,” Kathleen Kennedy told EW. “But at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large. »

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"Rogue One: A Star Wars: Story" Characters Revealed

23 June 2016 5:49 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ more new images revealing lead characters from director Gareth Edwards "Star Wars" prequel "Rogue One: A Star Wars: Story", opening December 16, 2016:

Diego Luna plays 'Captain Cassian Andor', a 'Rebel' intelligence officer, Jiang Wen plays 'Baze Malbus', Forest Whitaker is 'Saw Gerrera'....

...Riz Ahmed is lead pilot 'Bodhi Rook, Alan Tudylk is the 'droid' 'K-2So'...

...Mads Mikkelsen is 'Galen Erso' and the villain is 'Orson Krennic', played by Ben Mendelsohn.

"Rogue One" will be the first stand-alone "Star Wars Anthology" film, and the ninth theatrical feature film in the series. Set in the "Star Wars" universe shortly before the events of "A New Hope", the story will center on a group of 'Rebel' spies on a mission to steal the plans for the 'Galactic Empire' weapon, the 'Death Star'.

Cast also includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Jonathan Aris.

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Star Wars: Rogue One characters unveiled

23 June 2016 1:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has the low-down on the characters we'll meet in Star Wars: Rogue One...

Nb: The following contains character and small plot details for Star Wars: Rogue One. Look away now if you want to stay completely spoiler-free.

Long before the Battle of Yavin, there was the battle to acquire the plans to the Death Star. That story will be told for the first time on the big screen in Star Wars: Rogue One, out in December. Up until now, we've heard lots of things about the style and tone of the film - no Jedi, no Force ghosts, more shades of grey than black-and-white good-and-evil, director Gareth Edwards says. But what about the ensemble cast? Why haven't we seen Mad Mikkelsen in any promo material yet? Where does Ben Mendelsohn's villain sit in the Empire's heirarchy? Just »

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Forest Whitaker’s ‘Rogue One’ character has been revealed

22 June 2016 11:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The character that Forest Whitaker will play in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been revealed. The news hit as part of Entertainment Weekly’s cover story which hit yesterday, which finally revealed officially that Darth Vader would be present in the Gareth Edwards directed movie after all.

According to EW, Whitaker will be playing the character of Saw Gerrera in the spin-off – seen in the trailer saying “If you continue to fight, what will you become?” Gerrera was actually first seen in season 5 of The Clone Wars animated series (see below).

According to EW, Gerrera, along with his ‘with his sister, Steela, he fought alongside Darth Vader — back when the Sith lord was just an impetuous young Jedi named Anakin Skywalker. In the episode A War on Two Fronts, which aired in October 2012, Saw and Steela were part of an insurgent group being unofficially trained by Anakin, »

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