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New Star Wars Planet Revealed at Disneyland

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New Star Wars Planet Revealed at Disneyland
Fans of the Star Wars franchise will get to visit their favorite galaxy far, far away when the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction opens at Disneyland in 2019. While we're still a long ways away from that theme park opening, fans at the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios were given a special surprise treat, a glimpse at the new planet Batuu. It was previously revealed that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be set in a small village on an Outer Rim planet that has never been seen before, and now it has been confirmed that Batuu is this new planet. Here's how the planet is described.

"This remote outpost on the galaxy's edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel. Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream,
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Everything We Know About the ‘Star Wars’ Disney Theme Parks

Everything We Know About the ‘Star Wars’ Disney Theme Parks
Fans won’t be able to immerse themselves in “Star Wars” land until 2019, but new details and concept art revealed at “Star Wars Celebration” should keep them enticed for a while.

A panel of Disney and Lucasfilm bigwigs — Walt Disney Imagineers execs Wendy Anderson, Scott Trowbridge, Asa Kalama and Chris Beatty, as well as legendary “Star Wars” designer Doug Chiang and Lucasfilm creative exec Pablo Hidalgo — took the stage to divulge as much as they could about the parks coming soon to California’s Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Florida.

Here’s what we learned during the hour-long panel:

1. Star Wars land won’t re-create locations from the movies

“We wanted to build new Star Wars stories, new Star Wars destinations,” Trowbridge said during the panel. “It’s a new planet. It’s a new place.”

Trowbridge stressed that the land has always been there — we are only just
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Rogue One Easter Eggs Revealed in New Star Wars Video

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Rogue One Easter Eggs Revealed in New Star Wars Video
Last week, director Gareth Edwards revealed in a new interview that there are still several Rogue One Easter Eggs that have not been found yet. With this blockbuster now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, many of these references will likely be discovered soon. To help fans on their Easter Egg hunt, LucasFilm released two new videos that reveal several of these hidden references. If you still haven't seen Rogue One yet, there will be plenty of Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

LucasFilm debuted these two videos on their YouTube channel, which are entitled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Binding the Galaxy, where a narrator explains several of the Star Wars movie references throughout this spin-off. First off, there is a droid that in the background of a scene involving Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), with the narrator revealing that it is
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We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Darth Vader's Castle

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Why build an entire castle (digitally) if you are only going to use it once? In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we finally saw Darth Vader chillin' at his crib, not simply stuck on one of the Empire's many Death Stars or Star Destroyers. If memory serves, Mustafar, home of Vader's castle and resting place of his seared and severed limbs, was one of the few planets in Rogue One not to receive a title card, though Star Wars fans immediately recognized it from the finale of Revenge of the Sith.

Like many of the ships and aliens in Rogue One, the castle was a nod to unused Ralph McQuarrie designs from The Empire Strikes Back, which featured Vader living in an "evil castle." When watching Rogue One, the question quickly arose, why in the world would Vader build a castle on the planet where he was beaten so
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It Sounds Like Future Star Wars Movies Will Indeed Return To Darth Vader’s Home

One of the coolest moments in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came when we paid a visit to Darth Vader’s home on Mustafar. The fact that the Sith Lord would live on the planet where he suffered his greatest defeat opened the door to a lot of interesting storytelling possibilities, something hinted at in recent reports claiming that Kylo Ren will be paying a visit to his grandfather’s castle in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Now, in a new interview, Lucasfilm VP and Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang has seemingly confirmed that we can expect to see more of that castle in the near future and shed some light on both its importance and why it ultimately may come back into play in the Star Wars Universe.

“It’s interesting, we did a lot of history exploration. Why did Vader build his castle here? Why does it look the way it does?
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The Mission Comes Home: Rogue One Blu-Ray/Digital Arrives This Spring

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The mission to steal the plans to the Death Star is about to make its way to your home on Blu-Ray/Digital! Come inside to find out how you can watch this stellar Star Wars story early.

The film dubbed as one of the best Star Wars films ever made is finally coming home! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the tale of the brave few who infiltrated, fought, and stole the plans of the Death Star so Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the rebellion could take it down, is coming to Blu-Ray Combo Pack on April 4, 2017! That's a week after the Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere copy arrives on March 28, 2017.

If you haven't seen it, check out our official review of what was one our favorite movies of 2016!

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design
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Degree of difficulty is key in this category. Movies of scale and scope and originality –especially if they are period or fantasy — get the advantage. Which is why the Coen brothers’ ambitious Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” — from musical numbers to synchronized swimming — is a strong contender.

(Contenders are listed in alphabetical order.)

Frontrunners

John Bush, Charles Wood (“Doctor Strange”)

Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)

Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh (“Hail, Caesar!”)

Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco (“La La Land”)

Patrice Vermette; Paul Hotte (“Arrival”)

Contenders

Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”)

Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena (“Passengers”)

Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo (“Silence”)

Gary Freeman; Raffaella Giovannetti (“Allied”)

Christopher Glass, Amanda Moss Serino (“The Jungle Book”)

Alan MacDonald (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)

Jean Rabasse; Veronique Melery (“Jackie”)

Barry Robison (“Hacksaw Ridge”)

Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”)

Shane Valentino, Meg Everist
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2017 Oscar Predictions: Best Production Design

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Degree of difficulty is key in this category. Movies of scale and scope and originality –especially if they are period or fantasy — get the advantage. Which is why the Coen brothers’ ambitious Hollywood comedy “Hail, Caesar!” — from musical numbers to synchronized swimming — is a strong contender.

(Contenders are listed in alphabetical order.)

Frontrunners

John Bush, Charles Wood (“Doctor Strange”)

Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)

Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh (“Hail, Caesar!”)

Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco (“La La Land”)

Patrice Vermette; Paul Hotte (“Arrival”)

Contenders

Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”)

Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena (“Passengers”)

Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo (“Silence”)

Gary Freeman; Raffaella Giovannetti (“Allied”)

Christopher Glass, Amanda Moss Serino (“The Jungle Book”)

Alan MacDonald (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)

Jean Rabasse; Veronique Melery (“Jackie”)

Barry Robison (“Hacksaw Ridge”)

Wynn Thomas (“Hidden Figures”)

Shane Valentino, Meg Everist
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'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees

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'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees
The Guild announced on Thursday nominations for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards across a multitude of categories covering features, TV, commercials and music videos.

Among the film nominees were Café Society, Manchester By The Sea, Hell Or High Water and Arrival.

TV nominees encompass Game Of Thrones, The Night of and Silicon Valley, while Beyonce’s Lemonade visual extravaganza is a heavy-hitter in the music videos section.

The awards show is set for February 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Excellence In Production Design For A Feature FilmPERIOD Film

Café Society, Santo Loquasto

Fences, David Gropman

Hacksaw Ridge, Barry Robison

Hail, Caesar!, Jess Gonchor

Hidden Figures, Wynn Thomas

Jackie, Jean Rabasse

Fantasy Film

Arrival, Patrice Vermette

Doctor Strange, Charles Wood

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Stuart Craig

Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont

Contemporary Film

Hell Or High Water, Tom Duffield

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‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees
The Art Directors Guild has nominated Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for an excellence in production design award in the fantasy film category. Also nominated in the category are “Arrival,” “Doctor Strange,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers.”

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 21st annual awards show, which will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Feb. 11.

Voting in the period film category resulted an in a tie, meaning that there are six films nominated rather than five. Those movies are “Cafe Society,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie.”

In the contemporary category, the Adg nominated “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Most of the winners of the Adg awards are also nominated for Academy Awards for best production design. “Mad Max: Fury Road
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‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees

‘Rogue One,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Art Directors Guild Awards Nominees
The Art Directors Guild has nominated Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for an excellence in production design award in the fantasy film category. Also nominated in the category are “Arrival,” “Doctor Strange,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Passengers.”

The winners will be announced at the guild’s 21st annual awards show, which will take place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood on Feb. 11.

Voting in the period film category resulted an in a tie, meaning that there are six films nominated rather than five. Those movies are “Cafe Society,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie.”

In the contemporary category, the Adg nominated “Hell or High Water,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

Most of the winners of the Adg awards are also nominated for Academy Awards for best production design. “Mad Max: Fury Road” won the Adg’s
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2016 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Keep Oscar Momentum Alive

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2016 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Keep Oscar Momentum Alive
The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominees for this year’s Adg Excellence in Production Design Awards, with “Jackie,” “La La Land” and more among the contenders. Adg’s awards are different from most others, as it has categories for Period, Fantasy and Contemporary Films; this has led to a wide array of winners in recent years, including the likes of “Her” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This year’s ceremony, the 21st, will take place in Hollywood on Saturday, February 11. Full list of nominees below.

Read More: Writers Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and More

Period Film

Cafe Society” (Production Designer: Santo Loquasto)

Fences” (Production Designer: David Gropman )

Hacksaw Ridge” (Production Designer: Barry Robinson)

“Hail, Caesar!” (Production Designer: Jess Gonchor)

“Jackie” (Production Designer: Jean Rabasse)

Fantasy Film

“Arrival” (Production Designer: Patrice Vermette)

Doctor Strange” (Production Designer: Charles Wood)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Star Wars: Rogue One - art books reveal the film’s dark secrets

Ryan Lambie Jan 6, 2017

We delve into The Art Of Rogue One and The Ultimate Visual Guide to find out some of the new Star Wars film’s dark secrets...

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

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Even as it was, Star Wars: Rogue One was a pretty dark and intense affair. This is, after all, a movie that reveals the human cost behind the stolen plans for the Death Star - plans that formed the jumping-off point for the much breezier New Hope. But looking back through Rogue One’s earlier trailers, there are hints here and there that Gareth Edwards’ prequel - the first in a planned series of A Star Wars Story spin-offs - might have been darker still as initially conceived.

For one thing,
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Gareth Edwards discusses Darth Vader’s introduction in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

After months and months of speculation, we finally found out who was in the bacta tank last month with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with the sequence serving as the film’s introduction to Darth Vader as we see the former Anakin Skywalker sans suit as he attempts to repair his injuries from his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith.

Speaking to Empire (via Comic Book), director Gareth Edwards has been talking about his inspiration for the sequence, stating that:

“I’m jealous of moments like in The Empire Strikes Back where you see the back of [Vader’s] head and you just go, ‘oh my God, that is so cool,’ and wanted to try and find something like that in our film. He’s really a burns victim, and it’s not going to be fun for him when he’s not in the
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story editors discuss how the reshoots changed the film

While much has been made of the extensive reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it seems unlikely we’ll ever find out the full story behind the additional photography, or how much it altered the final film. However, speaking to Yahoo!, editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie have given us some insight into what was changed through the reshoots, which seemed to revolve around fleshing out some of the characters, as well as overhauling the final act.

“They gave you the film that you see today,” said Gilroy. “I think they were incredibly helpful. The story was reconceptualised to some degree, there were scenes that were added at the beginning and fleshed out. We wanted to make more of the other characters, like Cassian’s character [Cassian Andor, the Rebel spy played by Diego Luna], and Bodhi’s character [Bodhi Rook, the defected Imperial pilot played by Riz Ahmed]. The scene with Cassian’s introduction with the spy, Bodhi traipsing through Jedha on his way to see Saw,
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Artist Sheds Some Light On Darth Vader’s Mysterious Castle

By far one of the coolest (and most intriguing) moments in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was when we paid a visit to Darth Vader’s home on Mustafar. Those of you who haven’t wiped the prequels from your minds will recall that that’s where Anakin Skywalker was defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi, and many fans have since wondered why the Sith Lord would want to return there.

Well, in a recent interview, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-production designer Doug Chiang attempted to shed some light on why Vader would choose here of all places to heal himself.

“The initial idea was, ‘Why would Vader live here?’ In our minds, we started to come up with a little bit of a backstory. That perhaps this place had special meaning for him, and that this is where he comes to meditate and to heal himself. We started
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Lucasfilm’s Doug Chiang on Darth Vader’s castle from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Darth Vader’s castle is a concept that can be traced back to the late 1970s, when Ralph McQuarrie was producing concept artwork for 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and we finally got to see it on screen last month in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story courtesy of director Gareth Edwards, who took us back to Mustafar (the location of Anakin Skywalker’s duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi) to show us the Dark Lord of the Sith’s sanctum in all of its glory.

Speaking to the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm concept artist and production designer Doug Chiang has been talking about the castle’s inclusion in Rogue One, the purpose it serves for Vader, and how he adapted McQuarrie’s original designs for its appearance.

“Vader’s castle was really fun. When I knew that we were going to possibly go back to Vader’s castle, I loved that idea of,
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Darth Vader's Castle in Rogue One Contains New Sith Secrets

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Darth Vader's Castle in Rogue One Contains New Sith Secrets
Heading into its third weekend, Disney and LucasFilm's Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is already a massive hit, earning $393.5 million domestically and $312.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of over $706 million, from a $200 million budget. While fans keep flocking to theaters over the holidays for repeat viewings, more details are starting to surface about several different aspects of this beloved blockbuster. A recent interview with production designer Ted Chiang, who serves as Lucasfilm's VP and executive creative director, reveals new details about Darth Vader's castle on the planet of Mustafar, offering up new Sith secrets.

Yesterday, we showed you the epic Darth Vader lightsaber scene from Rogue One recreated with Legos and 16-bit video game technology in two new videos, but there was also another important scene with Darth Vader that some found much more intriguing. This scene in question gave fans their first look at
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Artist Reveals The Story Behind Darth Vader's Castle On Mustafar

After seeing Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it's impossible not to wonder whether we might return there somewhere down the line. If the iconic villain gets his own movie, that's a given, but isn't it somewhere Kylo Ren might want to spend some time given his fascination with his grandfather? We'll have to wait and see, but during a recent interview with StarWars.com, co-production designer Doug Chiang explained the process of creating Vader's home. "Vader’s castle was really fun. When I knew that we were going to possibly go back to Vader’s castle, I loved that idea of, “Okay, let’s establish Vader’s home.” The initial idea was, “Why would Vader live here?” In our minds, we started to come up with a little bit of a backstory. That perhaps this place had special meaning for him, and that
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Rogue One Bits: Anthony Daniels Cussed Out Alan Tudyk, Novelization Details, and a Look Back at ‘Shadows of the Empire’

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Rogue One Bits: Anthony Daniels Cussed Out Alan Tudyk, Novelization Details, and a Look Back at ‘Shadows of the Empire’
In this edition of Rogue One Bits: An interview with with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-production designer Doug Chiang. That time Anthony Daniels cussed out Alan Tudyk. Pablo Hidalgo answers a few pressing Rogue One questions. Everything you need to know from the Rogue One novelization. The cool story behind one of Rogue […]

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