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Star Wars Story Group Executive Talks Connecting a Universe

24 August 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in June 2012, it was announced that Kathleen Kennedy was taking over the reins at LucasFilm, as iconic filmmaker George Lucas began to phase himself out of the company he built. Just a few months later, in October 2012, Disney announced they were purchasing LucasFilm for a whopping $4 billion, while revealing that a new Star Wars movie will hit theaters in 2015. Four years later, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens setting a domestic box office record with $936.6 million and $2.06 billion worldwide, the franchise is bigger than ever, both on the big screen and in many other ways, largely in part thanks to Kathleen Kennedy's vision.

In the three years between the initial LucasFilm sale announcement and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was revealed that a "story group" would be created, to connect all aspects of this galaxy far, far away. It was also confirmed that »

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Star Wars: Rogue One Director Explains the Title's Multiple Meanings

23 August 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in February 2013, just a few months after Disney announced they had purchased LucasFilm for a whopping $4 billion, Disney's Bob Iger confirmed that there will be stand alone movies set within the Star Wars universe. That report essentially confirmed rumors that Han Solo and Boba Fett movies are in the works at LucasFilm, but the first of these stand alone adventures is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, set between A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith, following a team of Rebel soldiers trying to steal the plans for the first Death Star. When the title was first announced, most assumed it just tied into the Rebels' X-wing fighters, but today we have word from director Gareth Edwards that there is another meaning as well.

While Rogue One is most certainly set in the Star Wars universe, this will represent the first film that will stand alone from the established timeline, »

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Lucasfilm Announces Global Star Wars: Rogue One Promotional Campaign

22 August 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Get ready for another trip to that galaxy far, far away! Lucasfilm announced today that they are teaming up with five of the world's most well-known brands, Duracell, General Mills, Gillette, Nissan and Verizon, for the launch of an extensive global promotional campaign in support of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opening on December 16.&#160Said Lynwen Brennan, General Manager of Lucasfilm.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with such a remarkable group of promotional partners for 'Rogue One'. This first in a series of&#160Star Wars&#160standalone films represents an exciting new era for both&#160Star Wars&#160and Lucasfilm, and the partners joining us on this exciting journey have each designed a stellar campaign capturing the spirit and camaraderie of 'Rogue One.'"

With their specific, custom-designed campaigns and innovative programs, the five internationally respected global brands are poised to complement the tempo and tone of the overall »

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Empire Reveals Their Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cover And A New Image Of Three Of The Rebel Heroes

22 August 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following new looks at the Rebel team assembled and the villainous Director Krennic, Empire's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story subscribers only cover spotlights K-2So, who will be voiced and mo-cap performed by Firefly alum Alan Tudyk. Unlike previous droids in the saga, this towering robot won't be shy about getting in on the action and is quite prepared to kill in order to protect his master, Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), who is also featured alongside Kaytoo and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) in the new still above. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on December »

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Ben Mendelsohn's Orson Krennic Glowers From Empire's Second Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cover

19 August 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While the first cover featured the Rebel heroes, this next one gives us a new look at the main villain of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). We don't know a whole lot about this character, aside from the fact that he's desperate to please The Emperor, and sees Vader and an obstacle on the road to him reaching his full potential in The Empire. Speaking of the Dark Lord of the Sith, with 3 more covers to go there's a decent chance he'll be spotlighted. Keep an eye out for updates, and have another look at that epic new trailer in the meantime.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, »

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More Footage From "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

18 August 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from a new international trailer supporting director Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker :

"...in a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the 'Death Star', the ultimate weapon of destruction.

"This key event in the 'Star Wars' timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things...

"...and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves..."

Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

The new film opens December 16, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"...

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The Rebels Unite On The First Of Empire Magazine's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Covers

18 August 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following that epic new trailer, we have the first of Empire Magazine's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story covers for their upcoming October issue. Apparently there's going to be five in total, and if this one features the heroes, expect at least one of the others to spotlight Ben Mendelsohn's villainous Director Krennic and his cronies - and possibly even the man in black himself, Darth Vader. We'll keep you updated as more covers are released. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016. »

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International Rogue One Trailer Reveals a Big Star Wars Secret

15 August 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week during the Olympics, Disney and Lucasfilm finally gave fans what they have been waiting a very long time for, dropping a new, full-length trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The trailer debuted a bunch of new footage, and most importantly, gave us our first look at Darth Vader's return. Now, less than a week later, an International trailer for Rogue One has surfaced, with some bits of new footage, and some very important new dialogue.

A Rogue One Japanese trailer made its way onto YouTube Monday, which is a very welcomed surprise given how recently the North American cut of the full-length trailer debuted. In this latest sneak peek, there are a few surprises to take in, including additional dialogue that reveals a pretty big Star Wars secret. How did the Rebels get their hands on the info about the upcoming Death Star weapons test? Mon »

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John Williams will begin scoring Star Wars: Episode VIII in a few weeks

15 August 2016 12:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

At 84 years of age, John Williams is one of the oldest living movie music composers, but that isn’t going to stop him from returning to the Star Wars franchise for the eighth time in about four decades to score 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. In fact, during a show at the Tanglewood in Massachusetts on Saturday night, Williams shared a few details regarding his involvement in the film with the crowd after playing “Rey’s Theme” and “The Jedi Steps and Finale” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

According to a MassLive review of the show, Williams revealed that he will begin working on the still-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII in just a few weeks “after seeing an early cut.” The outlet also mentioned that the Oscar-winning composer, who has been around Star Wars directors, producers and actors quite a bit over the past few years, still has no »

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John Williams Returning To Score Star Wars: Episode VIII

14 August 2016 10:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

On Saturday night, highly honored composer John Williams took the stage at Tanglewood and revealed that he will soon begin work on the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII. Williams also mentioned that he had seen an early cut of the film and that Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy asked him to work on the film’s score. 

Williams decided to take the job because was so enchanted by Rey actress Daisy Ridley’s performance and didn’t want anyone else scoring her scenes. The 84 year old composer has five Oscars, 22 Grammys and the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.  He’s worked on every Star Wars movie so far, so this wasn’t necessarily a surprise, but rather more of a confirmation of what was expected. 

Williams did mention to the crowd that although he had seen a rough cut, he didn’t know who’s Rey’s parents were.

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More Footage From "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

12 August 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images, including the return of 'Darth Vader', from director Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker :

"...in a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the 'Death Star', the ultimate weapon of destruction.

"This key event in the 'Star Wars' timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things...

"...and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves..."

Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

The new film opens December 16, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"...

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The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition Adds New Material

12 August 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, Calif. (August 10, 2016) — This fall, Star Wars fans around the world, will experience a galaxy far, far away—up close and in eye-popping 3D—through the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition, rolling out beginning Oct. 31 and arriving in the United States and Canada on Nov 15.

For the first time—and just in time for the holidays—viewers can bring home Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D, encased in stunning, collectible packaging. The exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition contains the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and DVD, along with originally released bonus features and brand-new bonus material, including additional deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes conversations with cast and crew and revealing, never-before released audio commentary by director J.J. Abrams*.

*Collector’s Edition configuration may vary by territory

Upon its debut last December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens received rave »

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Star Wars: Rogue One - breaking down the second trailer

11 August 2016 9:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 12, 2016

We dig into the second trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One to see what secrets it contains...

Nb: The following contains Rogue One speculation which some may consider to be a bit spoilery.

We don't yet know whether Disney's plans to expand the Star Wars movie universe with bi-annual spin-off movies will be a success, but we can see a positive side to the idea straight away: the spin-offs could allow filmmakers to explore different styles of storytelling within the existing franchise.

Case in point - Star Wars: Rogue One. Although it features many of the things we know from Star Wars movies past - Stormtroopers, the Death Star and so on - it takes a perspective we haven't seen on the big screen before. Where the central Star Wars narrative is a space opera about the Force and Jedi knights, Rogue One is a »

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Watch The New Trailer For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

11 August 2016 8:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Check out the thrilling new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that debuted during tonight’s Olympic coverage.

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. “Rogue One” is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters December 16, 2016.

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Rogue One Trailer #2 Brings Darth Vader Back to Star Wars

11 August 2016 7:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The wait for the next Disney produced Star Wars movie is getting shorter and shorter, and now we have a brand new look at the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney and Lucasfilm decided to drop the new trailer for the Star Wars spinoff movie after a very long wait that had many fans feeling quite restless. But the wait was worth it, as this trailer delivered in a big way. The featurette that they released last month at Star Wars Celebration may have been cool, but this absolutely takes the cake.

Prior to the release of this latest trailer for Rogue One, Lucasfilm finally revealed a lot of character details for the movie via Entertainment Weekly, which confirmed not only the names and descriptions for many of the characters in the movie, but also that Darth Vader would indeed be featured in Rogue One, which had been rumored for quite some time. »

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Yet Another Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser Preps You For Imminent Trailer

11 August 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lucasfilm and Disney continue to drum up excitement for the arrival of the second full trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

It’s due to arrive today, August 11, to coincide with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and to ensure all eyes in the galaxy are trained on the interwebs in anticipation, the House of Mouse has premiered the second of two teasers for Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Anthology movie.

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At a measly 19 seconds in length – 12 of which are actual footage – this is the very definition of a teaser trailer, so you’d be best tempering expectations until the arrival of the full sizzle reel later tonight. Aside from recruiting Felicity Jones’ capricious Jyn Erso to the cause, you’ll glimpse a few familiar shots played to those iconic, chilling piano notes.

In related news, earlier today we brought you the official synopsis for Rogue One, »

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The ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer, Subject of ‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper’ Doc, Is Sentenced to Death

11 August 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lonnie David Franklin Jr., better known as the “Grim Sleeper,” has been sentenced to death. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy announced the decision on Wednesday, August 10.

In May, a jury convicted Franklin of 10 counts of murder: nine women and one teenage girl between 1985 and 2007. During the trial, prosecutors also connected him to several other murders, with detectives believing he may have been responsible for the deaths of at least 25 women.

“This is not a sentence of vengeance,” said the judge, who denied the defense’s motion for a new trial, as the Los Angeles Times notes. “It’s justice.”

Franklin, 63, was also convicted of attempted murder in connection with an attack on Enietra Washington, who survived and went on to testifying against him, calling Franklin a “piece of evil.” “You’re Satan representative,” she said. “You’re right up there with Manson.”

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Why Star Trek Needs An Expanded Universe | FM Podcast Mini

11 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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With Star Trek Beyond making less money than its previous two movies week to week so far, and the lack of enthusiasm for the franchise’s 50 year anniversary, Oli and Luke argue that Star Trek needs a super producer in the vein of Kevin Feige or Kathleen Kennedy to properly exploit Paramount’s most under-used property.

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Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gets Official Synopsis Ahead Of Olympics Trailer

11 August 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Brazil is currently playing host to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and as one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, marketing companies and PR bigwigs are beginning to fire on all cylinders to capitalize on the level of global attention directed at the Summer Games.

It may not attract the same attention as, say, the annual Super Bowl for those out to see the latest movie trailers, but in a few hours’ time, Star Wars fans will be tuning in to catch the latest peek at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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From U-Wings to fleeting shots of Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso in action, this week has brought forth the ol’ teaser-for-teaser spiel, but we now have the official synopsis for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, as our pack of »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets an official synopsis

11 August 2016 1:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to land later today [watch a teaser here], and to whet our appetites Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled an updated synopsis for the hotly-anticipated Anthology movie, which reads as follows:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. »

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