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Directed by Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant, Miracle) (Story by Gavin O’Connor & Cliff Dorfman, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis & Cliff Dorfman), relive the epic Oscar®-nominated* fight that pins brothers against each other when Warrior arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time on October 24 from Lionsgate (*Best Actor in a Supporting Role). See Oscar®-nominee Tom Hardy (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Revenant, 2015) square off against Golden Globe®-nominee Joel Edgerton (Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Loving, 2016) as brothers Tommy and Brendan in this edge-of-your-seat action drama. Experience every hard-hitting punch in Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (Hdr) and enjoy the thrills of the ring in four times the resolution of Full HD. Also starring Nick Nolte, who »
- Tom Stockman
With the Digital HD release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming on March 24, new details have started to surface about the production from director Gareth Edwards, as he makes the press rounds for the home video release. Yesterday, the filmmaker shed some light on why there aren't any deleted scenes on the Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD release, and today the filmmaker reveals that one of the most talked-about scenes in the entire movie was not originally part of the script, and was shot just three or four months before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit theaters. The scene in question is the now-legendary Darth Vader lightsaber battle scene.
During Gareth Edwards' new interview with Fandango, the filmmaker reveals that in the original script, Darth Vader never actually boards the ship. During the editing process, editor Jabbez Olsen came up with the idea that Darth Vader »
At a Bafta event, the director said the fan favourite sequence was the last scene shot for the film.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards disclosed more details about the Darth Vader scene at the end of the Star Wars spin-off at a BAFTA Cymru event in London on Wednesday night (March 1).
Edwards, in a Q&A with actor Celyn Jones, said the sequence, which he said showed “the greatest hits of Darth Vader,” was not only part of the reshoots (as revealed by editor John Gilroy), but was the last scene shot for the movie.
He said: “That was the last thing we filmed on the whole thing. We shot the movie and we cut it, and there was this big upshoot [additional footage shot after the conclusion of principle photography], and the very last thing on the big upshoot was that scene.”
“The film ended with Darth Vader seeing the blockade get released and go,” added Edwards »
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!
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars has some good news for those worried about Carrie Fisher in Episode IX, some bits from Episode VIII and the Han Solo movie and some great box office news for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
One last time, I would like to push you along to our Carrie Fisher special edition of The Week in Wars. Read it here.
Let’s kick things off with the biggest news of the week, which is surrounding what will happen with Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IX (not Episode XI as I stupidly wrote last week) following her tragic passing last year. Last week we brought you the news that Disney, Lucasfilm and director Colin Trevorrow were meeting to discuss their next moves, with one option being to create a computer generated version of the character just as they »
- Luke Owen
Warning: Spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follow…
Although he was only used sparingly in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the scene of Darth Vader cutting down Rebel troopers in an effort to prevent the Death Star plans from falling into the hands of Princess Leia delivered one of the Dark Lord of the Sith’s most memorable moments of the entire Star Wars saga. And, it seems we almost didn’t get it, as editor John Gilroy has revealed that it was a late addition to the film during the reshoots.
“What was added — and it was a fantastic add — was the Vader action scene, with him boarding the ship and dispatching all those rebel soldiers,” Gilroy tells Yahoo Movies. “That was something conceptualized a little later. It was a really great punch in the arm and something I think fans wanted to see.”
- Gary Collinson
Here’s a fun fact: The climactic third act in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” that featured a lightsaber-wielding Darth Vader was added in reshoots. One of the film’s editors, John Gilroy, recently confirmed to Yahoo Movies that the fan-favorite scene was indeed part of a second round of filming for the “Star Wars” prequel. “What was added — and it was a fantastic add — was the Vader action scene, with him boarding the ship and dispatching all those rebel soldiers,” said Gilroy. “That was something conceptualized a little later.” It was one of the film’s biggest highlights, »
- Umberto Gonzalez
If you’re one of the few people who have yet to see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” there are **spoilers ahead**, but one thing everybody should know by now is that the film went through a massive overhaul last summer into the movie you see today. Big script rewrites saw many scenes tossed out and reframed, and while the arc of the basic story is the same, nearly every section of the movie got reworked, right up to the ending.
- Kevin Jagernauth
People had mixed thoughts on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Some loved it and some positively hated it. Whatever your feelings on the spinoff may be though, it seems that one of the most celebrated/contested scenes in the space-based blockbuster was its final Darth Vader lightsaber battle, which was either one of the most awesome Star Wars moment ever, or one of its most pointless and detrimental. Either way, you probably won’t be too surprised to learn that it was, in fact, a reshoot.
In an interview with Yahoo! Movies (via Screen Rant), editor John Gilroy revealed that the action packed sequence was one that Disney staged during its additional filming over the summer months.
What was added — and it was a fantastic add — was the Vader action scene, with him boarding the ship and dispatching all those rebel soldiers. That was something conceptualized a little later. »
- Will Ashton
13 January 2017 12:06 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the ending of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story].
In the days after Rogue One: A Star War Story's release, there was one scene fans couldn't stop talking about — that brut beautiful Darth Vader massacre, which saw the Sith Lord tear through Rebel soldiers as they desperately tried to hand off the plans to the Death Star.
Now, editor John Gilroy has confirmed the scene was added during the much-talked about reshoots the film underwent to perfect its third act.
"What was added — and it was a fantastic add — »
- Aaron Couch
Rogue One has been universally hailed as one of the best movies in the Star Wars franchise. This had a lot to do with the unique, diverse story and the sassy new droid, but the bigger reason is that Rogue One pays homage to A New Hope in beautiful and wonderful ways. Even the last few minutes of prequel film tie seamlessly into to original. Perhaps one of the craziest new factoids to come out about the film, though, is that the final sequence initially looked way different. Remember what happens at the end? An angry, vengeful Darth Vader intercepts a rebel spaceship and picks off soldiers one by one with his lightsaber and some pretty impressive Force work. Then, of course, we catch a glimpse of Princess Leia. Here's the thing: according to a new interview with Yahoo!, that Darth Vader sequence almost didn't happen. Or, more accurately, it wasn't added until postproduction. »
- Ryan Roschke
Yeah, the Star Wars prequel trilogy had its flaws. Who am I kidding? It was filled to the brim with flaws and missed opportunities. However, upon taking a closer look at it, one strength is that very few of the flaws lied in the actual plot so much as the poor execution from creator/director George Lucas. As a result, even the most cringeworthy of scenes had the backdrop of a truly captivating story. I mean, when fans ask about filmmakers ignoring the prequels, I have a hard time getting on board, because it was how things happened, not what happened.
As a result, despite all the stumbles, there were a few key gems in those films, most of which were present in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Among these gems was the climactic battle on the volcano planet of Mustafar. It is here where Anakin and »
- Joseph Medina
Whenever a movie hits theaters after extensive rumors regarding reshoots, it’s hard to go into that movie will a fully open mind. Like many film fans, I find myself wondering whether or not a scene was originally intended for the film, or was created as a result of said reshoots. This was especially the case with last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
We’ve reported on the confirmations in the past from our own sources that indeed around half the movie was reshot, and given that pretty much nothing from the original Rogue One teaser is actually in the movie, it seems to confirm these reports. However, unlike some films that are near-unsalvageable, Rogue One managed to land squarely on its fit, surviving on the strong filmmaking, great premise, and numerous Og trilogy tie-ins.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest tie-ins to the Star Wars universe is Darth Vader himself. »
- Joseph Medina
Star Wars: Rogue One has been in theaters for just about a month, and it is safe to say the movie is a huge success. Not only has the first ever live-action theatrically released Star Wars Anthology movie to take place outside of the Skywalker saga done very well at the box office, but it has been very well received by fans. One of the main reasons for that was the presence of Darth Vader, specifically his final scene. It turns out that scene wasn't originally in the movie.
Warning: There will be massive spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead. Last year, there was a lot of concern when news surfaced that there would be some very significant reshoots done just months before the release of Rogue One. As it turns out, those reshoots were very worthwhile. Speaking with Yahoo Movies!, editor John Gilroy revealed that Darth Vader's final, »
In the thrilling final moments of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, audiences witnessed the unbridled might of Darth Vader as he ignited his red lightsaber to slaughter Rebel soldiers in a last-ditch attempt to recover the Death Star plans. While everyone knows Vader's failure was inevitable, Star Wars fans have hailed the scene as one of the best in the series, especially after Vader's origin story was fairly bungled in George Lucas's prequel trilogy. As it turns out, the scene was part of the film's extensive reshoots; editor John Gilroy revealed to Yahoo that the scene was added to the film later down the line. “What was added — and it was a fantastic add — was the Vader action scene, with him boarding the ship and dispatching all those rebel soldiers. That was something conceptualized a little later.” Gilroy confirmed that the general narrative plan was always to have »
By all accounts, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up a much better movie than it needed to be. This was a movie that was one big experiment from Disney — one that spent the latter part of last year getting dragged through the mud. With all the rumors surrounding the reshoots — which reportedly resulted in reshooting nearly half the film — it seemed like this one could be destined for the dumps.
Luckily for us, the movie itself turned out to be quite the pleasure to watch. Between the solid character development, uniquely dark tone, and heavy helpings of Star Wars fan service, it was a movie that could be proudly placed alongside some of the series’ best endeavors. So what was it like cutting the film together? After all, as a different type of film from your general entry in the saga.
“This movie was supposed to be different than other Star Wars movies, »
- Joseph Medina
Despite reshoots, rumoured production troubles, and an altered ending, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story triumphed upon its arrival in theatres, due in no small part to the work of its editors. John Gilroy, who is credited as one of Rogue One's three editors, was brought in well after principal production concluded, and had a hand in crafting the film's explosive third act on the planet Scarif. Gilroy has previously (and deliberately) remained quiet on how the original story was supposed to play out, a silence he continued to hold in an interview with i09, though he did open up about his satisfaction with the final product. “The emotional jump that you’re making was very well thought out,” he said. “I was very happy with how we moved people first with the poignancy of the death, then the amazing action sequence which you aren’t expecting and then »
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If Rogue One: A Star Wars Story started slow, hopping between one planet and the next to establish the core characters and their respective arcs, then the crowded third act brought practically everything to a head in spectacular fashion.
Reserving much of the scene-stealing action for a film’s finale is nothing new in the blockbuster space, but few movies are able to weave a series of interconnected story strands together in the style of Rogue One – and fewer still are able to do so without devolving into a cluttered mess of half-baked plot points and CGI noise. It’s a testimony to the movie’s editors, then, that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was able to balance so many plates as the Gareth Edwards-directed pic reached its crescendo.
- Michael Briers
In case you missed it, here’s a special edition of The Week in Star Wars
with a tribute to the career of Carrie Fisher
Let’s kick things off this week by looking at the box office dominance of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which has now passed $800 million worldwide. It’s got some tough competition this weekend, but it’s currently sitting (at press time) at $461 million domestically and $844 million worldwide. At this rate it will overtake Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Secret Life of Pets in the 2016 box office, but it won’t likely reach The Jungle Book‘s $966 million. However, it will mean that Disney hold the top five positions of the worldwide gross of the year, »
- Luke Owen
A raging topic on the web ever since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out has been the changes that the film underwent. There were several key images that we'd seen in early trailers that didn't make it into the final cut of the film, and some of them seemed to imply that things got majorly switched around for the standalone Star Wars flick. One key sequence which seemed to get the biggest adjustment was the film's final act on the beaches of Scarif.
Now, thanks to some newly-released photos from director Gareth Edwards (via /Film), we see further confirmation that things were once going to be very, very different.
While three of the photos below seemingly just show us some more of the production of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first one gives us a glimpse at a scenario we didn't see at all in the theatrical cut. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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