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Star Wars: Rogue One May Shoot Using Panavision 70 For Ultra-Widescreen Experience

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One of the lesser-known quirks about the recent teaser trailer for The Force Awakens is that the clip utilizes Instagram’s new-fangled landscape orientation feature that prevents videos from being cut off at the seams. A welcome addition, then, particularly if the Star Wars Instagram feed becomes a bastion of super-short teases for upcoming films.

Looking beyond J.J. Abrams’ sequel, though, and we arrive at the beginning of Disney’s much-hyped Anthology series with Gareth EdwardsStar Wars: Rogue One. Centering on a group of rogue Rebels, the standalone feature will have the motley crew attempt to steal the coveted Death Star plans from beneath the nose of the Empire. But how about the prospect of seeing the galactic heist on the biggest format possible? Well, we just might.

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Mads Mikkelsen rumoured to have joined Doctor Strange

27 August 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Marvel is about to break the Internet – or at least Tumblr.

Variety has now reported that “Hannibal”’s Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to portray an undisclosed villain opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange.

 

In the upcoming Marvel film, Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon, becomes involved in the mystical arts and starts jumping into alternate dimensions after a career-ending car accident. Under the tutelage of the “Sorcerer Supreme,” the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Strange becomes Earth’s protector against all mystical enemies.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is already cast as Strange’s main foe, Karl Amadeus Mordo (a.k.a. Baron Mordon), the former “Sorcerer Supreme” disciple who eventually betrays Strange and the Ancient One.

Mikkelsen is also confirmed for another geek-friendly Disney film, Star Wars: Rogue One, which stars Felicity Jones.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange is slated for late 2016.

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‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Gets 2016 Holiday Release by Warner Bros.

27 August 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alcon Entertainment’s “Chicken Soup for the Soul” will be released on December 16 in 2016, Warner Bros. said Thursday, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” is based on a series of more than 500 books featuring a collection of short, inspirational stories and motivational essays. The film may need some inspirational support if it hopes to succeed, since it’s rolling out the same date as Disney’s “Star Wars” film “Rogue One,” which is more than likely to be a blockbuster. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) is directing the franchise spinoff that focuses on a group of pilots, led by Felicity Jones, who set out. »

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'Rogue One': Mads Mikkelsen Is Not a Villain in 'Star Wars' Spinoff

26 August 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

During the D23 Convention earlier this month, Disney announced the full cast for their highly-anticipated Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Felicity Jones had already been confirmed, but the studio revealed that Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Wen Jiang and Jonathan Aris will be joining her. Unfortunately, the studio didn't divulge any details about their characters, but Mads Mikkelsen recently shed some light on his role in an interview with the German site Ekstra Bladet, where the actor confirms he isn't playing a villain.

"It is a very important role, as much I can say. No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and then I can not say more. I can also say that the movie will be shot in Iceland and England. And the filming will last for three months."

Production is already under way at Pinewood Studios in London, »

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Forgotten Actress Bruce on TCM: Career Went from Dawn of Talkies to L.A.'s Punk Rock Scene

25 August 2015 9:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Virginia Bruce: MGM actress ca. 1935. Virginia Bruce movies on TCM: Actress was the cherry on 'The Great Ziegfeld' wedding cake Unfortunately, Turner Classic Movies has chosen not to feature any non-Hollywood stars – or any out-and-out silent film stars – in its 2015 “Summer Under the Stars” series.* On the other hand, TCM has come up with several unusual inclusions, e.g., Lee J. Cobb, Warren Oates, Mae Clarke, and today, Aug. 25, Virginia Bruce. A second-rank MGM leading lady in the 1930s, the Minneapolis-born Virginia Bruce is little remembered today despite her more than 70 feature films in a career that spanned two decades, from the dawn of the talkie era to the dawn of the TV era, in addition to a handful of comebacks going all the way to 1981 – the dawn of the personal computer era. Career highlights were few and not all that bright. Examples range from playing the »

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Felicity Jones: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

25 August 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ actress Felicity Jones from Lucasfilm's upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", the first Disney spin-off feature following director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", also starring Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen:

"...'"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', follows the resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded 'Death Star'..."

"Rogue One takes 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," said Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy.

"It goes 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. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be »

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Star Wars: Rogue One's Donnie Yen tweets (then deletes) a picture of new Stormtrooper helmets

25 August 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Donnie Yen will be feeling the full force of the Dark Side today, after revealing new Stormtrooper helmets on his Twitter and Instagram pages.

Faster than you can say "these aren't the Star Wars pictures you're looking for," the IP Man actor removed the images from social media - presumably after a slap on the wrist from the Empire Lucasfilm.

Star Wars actor Donnie Yen posted & deleted this which makes me think it's real & spectacular http://t.co/fYmmqJewYh pic.twitter.com/jVKiZyGlhc

Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 24, 2015

"I am the force and I fear nothing... Going to put this in my company's display room," Yen wrote before the message disappeared.

Of course, everything posted online finds itself immortalised in some form, so Yen's photo is still bouncing around the web.

Star Wars fans will recognise the classic white Stormtrooper design from the original trilogy, »

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Stormtroopers Set For Multiple Helmets In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

24 August 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shooting on the first standalone movie set in a galaxy far, far away recently kicked off in London. To coincide with its official production debut, Lucasfilm wowed the world with that first compelling look at the leading cast in uniform. If we hadn’t already been clued in at Star Wars Celebration, that single photo left no room for doubt: Gareth Edwards plans to make Star Wars: Rogue One (or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) a dark, atmospheric experience. Right from the drab, battered uniforms of the rebels to the shadowy locale.

And now, thanks to one of the movie’s stars, Donnie Yen, that wardrobe trend looks poised to continue. In an image posted to Instagram – which has since been deleted – Yen revealed a series of Stormtrooper helmets potentially for inclusion in the movie along with the following caption:

“I am the force and I fear nothing… »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stormtrooper helmets revealed

24 August 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With filming well underway on Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars spinoff movie, Donnie Yen has taken to Instagram to reveal three Stormtrooper helments from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He’s since deleted his post, but you can see the helmets here, one of which is the traditional Original Trilogy-era design, along with two new alternatives…

See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will reportedly digitally recreate Peter Cushing for Grand Moff Tarkin return

See Also: Cast photo and new logo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man) and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler »

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'Rogue One' to Bring Back This Classic 'Star Wars' Villain?

24 August 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that production is under way on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, new rumors about the plot and the cast of characters are starting to come forth, hinting at the anthology movie's connection to the original Star Wars trilogy. We reported earlier this month that Felicity Jones' character may be the daughter of bounty hunter Boba Fett, while another report claimed that Diego Luna's character may be fighter pilot Biggs Darklighter. Today we have another rumor from The Daily Mail, which claims a major character from the original Star Wars trilogy maybe included. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

This unconfirmed report reveals that the late Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, will be digitally re-created to reprise his role in Rogue One. The character reportedly has an important role in the story, »

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Star Wars: Rogue One could see a major character return

24 August 2015 12:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If reports are correct, a major Star Wars character could be making a return in 2016's spin-off, Rogue One...

Nb: This piece contains a potential spoiler for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

As part of its plans for a whole galaxy of Star Wars films, Disney's set to intersperse full-blown sequels with a separate series of spin-offs, starting with next year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

As we already know, Rogue One will be set before the events of 1977's A New Hope, and will detail how the Rebels managed to swipe those precious Death Star plans from the evil Empire. Monsters and Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is at the helm, with the recently-confirmed cast comprising Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen, to name a few.

That's quite a cast. But if a recent report is true, then a particularly famous »

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Will Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin Return For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?

23 August 2015 4:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Might we see Grand Moff Tarkin return to a galaxy far, far away? We just may, if the Daily Mail Online is correct. According to them, Peter Cushing will indeed return as the ruthless Grand Moff Tarkin for Gareth EdwardsRogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yes, the legendary actor passed away back in 1994 at the age of 81, but death clearly isn’t quite the handicap it used to be in Hollywood.

Apparently, the plan is to recreate the character with Cushing’s likeness using the latest computer-generated wizardry. “This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever,” a source told the site. “Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there’s a whole backstory that will come out.”

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Star Wars movie Rogue One to digitally recreate Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin

23 August 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The late Peter Cushing, who was one of the unmistakable faces in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is being recreated in CGI for upcoming movie Rogue One.

The British actor, who died in 1994, played Death Star commander Grand Moff Tarkin in the original 1977 film.

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Now, his appearance will be painstakingly recreated using digital CGI for the Star Wars spin-off, The Mail on Sunday reports.

Cushing was also known for his roles in such films as The Mummy, The Curse of Frankenstein and Horror of Dracula.

Meanwhile, the first-look image of Star Wars: Rogue One recently revealed that joining the previously-announced Felicity Jones in the film will be Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.

Star Wars: Rogue One is due for release on December 16, 2016.

Watch director Gareth Edwards discuss Star Wars: Rogue »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will reportedly digitally recreate Peter Cushing for Grand Moff Tarkin return

23 August 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from the rumour that Disney is looking to cast a “strong young female” lead for Star Wars: Episode VIII comes a report from The Daily Mail suggesting that Lucasfilm and Ilm are set to digitally recreate Peter Cushing for a return as Grand Moff Tarkin in the 2016 spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

According to a ‘source’ for the newspaper, “This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever. They are going through hours and hours of old footage from the horror movies to recreate his legs and feet to produce realistic movements. It is eerie to see someone who has been dead for so long come to life on a screen.”

See Also: Cast photo and new logo for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It should be noted that the same ‘source’ goes on to state that “Cushing is a pivotal plot »

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Rumour: Star Wars: Episode VIII to introduce new “strong, young female character”

23 August 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Felicity Jones’ as-yet-unreveald Rebel from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney has made a pretty good start when it comes to introducing more female characters to the galaxy far, far away. And, if a new rumour is to be believed, that will also continue with 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

According to Geek Nation, “Disney and Lucasfilm are currently in the midst of looking for a strong, young female character to be featured heavily in Star Wars: Episode VIII.”

Now, it’s certainly not a stretch to imagine that Episode VIII will introduce new characters, but the reports gets a little more interesting / dubious by adding that, “it seems like the new, female character will have strong ties to the Solo family, and all signs seem to be pointing towards her being Han’s daughter. »

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'Star Wars 8' Wants a Strong Female Lead?

22 August 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With demand for stronger female roles at an all-time high and Kathleen Kennedy driving the ship as an executive producer, you can expect that we'll see more women emerging amongst the stars in that galaxy far, far away. LucasFilm and director Rian Johnson are rumored to be seeking a strong female lead for the next sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII. This comes after Star Wars: The Force Awakens upped the female ante quite a bit. It features three main female characters that include Daisy Ridley as Rey, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata (a mo-cap/CGI creation) and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma (who wears a chrome stormtrooper getup for the majority of the film). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has Felicity Jones as its central character (though she is surrounded by an otherwise all-male cast).

When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was announced, it came »

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7 Reasons That Rogue One Could Be The Best Star Wars Film Ever

21 August 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With all of the newly announced entries into the Star Wars universe beginning to take shape, only one of them stands out as different from the others, and actually seems to warrant fan’s attention.

That film is Star Wars: Rogue One, a “heist” film that will revolve around a rag-tag group of Rebel soldiers who are tasked with stealing the blueprints of the Empire’s disastrous planet destroying Deathstar. The cast of characters will be new for the film universe, and far more diverse than any other Star Wars movie sans-Force Awakens.

 

Just look at who’s in it: You’ve got Felicity Jones as the leader of “things,” Forest Whitaker sporting the ‘Forest Whitaker Eye,’ Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Wen Jiang, Johnathan Aris, Mads Mikkelsen as ‘Hannibal the Fannibal,’ and Ben Mendelsohn as ‘That Guy Killed by Bane.’

But what exactly are the reasons behind »

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Carla Gugino on Playing Strong Women in ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Wayward Pines’ and ‘The Brink’

20 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In three starkly different projects this summer, Carla Gugino has played a mom who helps rescue her daughter from the Big One in “San Andreas,” a Secret Service agent in Fox limited series “Wayward Pines,” and a lawyer who has an open marriage with the secretary of state on HBO political satire “The Brink.” The 44-year-old actress found one common thread among the characters — they’re all innately strong women.

How was it juggling these three projects?

I am definitely a workhorse. I feel fortunate to work in a business that is predominantly made up of people who love what we do, and don’t think twice about working a 14-hour day.

What do you like best about “The Brink”?

It’s a bright, talented, funny group of people with a clear vision of what they want the show to be. And I loved the wacky complicated dynamic between Tim (Robbins)’ character and mine. »

- Mannie Holmes

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Carla Gugino on Playing Strong Women in ‘San Andreas,’ ‘Wayward Pines’ and ‘The Brink’

20 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In three starkly different projects this summer, Carla Gugino has played a mom who helps rescue her daughter from the Big One in “San Andreas,” a Secret Service agent in Fox limited series “Wayward Pines,” and a lawyer who has an open marriage with the secretary of state on HBO political satire “The Brink.” The 44-year-old actress found one common thread among the characters — they’re all innately strong women.

How was it juggling these three projects?

I am definitely a workhorse. I feel fortunate to work in a business that is predominantly made up of people who love what we do, and don’t think twice about working a 14-hour day.

What do you like best about “The Brink”?

It’s a bright, talented, funny group of people with a clear vision of what they want the show to be. And I loved the wacky complicated dynamic between Tim (Robbins)’ character and mine. »

- Mannie Holmes

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Warner Bros. Developing Drama About ‘Cosmos’ Author Carl Sagan and Wife Ann Druyan

18 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama that will examine the relationship between “Cosmos” author Carl Sagan and his wife and collaborator Ann Druyan, TheWrap has learned. Lynda Obst, who produced the space exploration movies “Interstellar” and “Contact,” will produce with Druyan. Sagan is the famed astrophysicist who wrote the novel that served as the basis of Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact,” which was executive produced by Druyan. Also Read: How Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Took on Stephen Hawking's Love Story in 'The Theory of Everything' (Video) Zach Dean (“Deadfall”) will write the script, having previously written “Methuselah” for »

- Jeff Sneider

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