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Earlier this month, we reported that the first Lgbt character will be introduced into the Star Wars canon through an upcoming novel entitled Lords of the Sith, written by Paul S. Kemp, which is set to debut on April 28. It was revealed that the character is a lesbian Imperial leader who tries to prevent "absolute failure" after making a string of crucial mistakes. Today we have a new unconfirmed report from Cinelinx that reveals Moff Delian Mors may actually surface in the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One.
The site reports that LucasFilm's plans for Moff Delian Mors could include a big screen appearance in one of the spinoffs, with their sources "under the impression" that the spinoff in question is Rogue One, and possibly in the live action TV series that is currently being developed. The Lords of the Sith novel is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith »
He will oversee marketing for the company, which supports EuropaCorp’s film releases in the United States along with Relativity’s slate. Gargotta will report to Relativity president Tucker Tooley and EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert.
Gargotta stepped down in July as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Creative Advertising in one of a long line of departures at the Culver City lot. During 13 years at Sony, Gargotta oversaw and conceived marketing campaigns for “The Da Vinci Code,” “Salt,” the “Jump Street” movies, “American Hustle” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, along with the ad materials for the last three James Bond titles — “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.”
He previously worked at Intralink Film Graphic Design and Trailer Park Inc.
- Dave McNary
Earlier this week, LucasFilm unveiled the full schedule for Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, which runs from April 16 to April 19. We pulled out a number of the big highlights for you, but if you looked at the full schedule, you would have noticed that a number of scheduled events were left unannounced. Today it was revealed that Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) and Josh Trank (Untitled Star Wars Spin-Off) will be attending the convention with a panel entitled Conversations with Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank. The panel will take place on Sunday, April 19 from 11 Am to 12 Pm at the Celebration Stage in the Anaheim Convention Center. Take a look at the official description below.
"Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came »
This is interesting news for several reasons. First, I think it's fantastic that they are giving fans access to stand-alone directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards. Beyond the likely trailer debut for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the people behind Star Wars Celebration seem to be working to give the fans (some of whom purchased tickets Two years ago) as much access to the creators of the new mythology as possible. The second reason it's interesting? There have been online whispers that Trank was off the project so it's nice to see that he still seems to be unequivocally onboard. [caption id="attachment_424503" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via LucasFilm.[/caption] I doubt he'll have much to say about his stand-alone film since that project remains untitled (though that could change at the celebration). Edwards should have more material to work with, since we already know that Star Wars: Rogue One features Felicity Jones »
- Evan Dickson
A new Star Wars infographic has clarified canon for all upcoming films, television shows, books and video games within the franchise.
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This decision from Lucasfilm will move the franchise away from events established in past books, video games and other media set after the events of Return of the Jedi.
The upcoming paperback edition of the novel A New Dawn clarifies this new Lucasfilm stance by including an infrographic explaining where upcoming Star Wars projects across media platforms will take place.
Among the additions to this fresh continuity is the Disney Xd animated series Star Wars Rebels, which also fills in events leading up to 1977's A New Hope.
Rogue One: Veteran Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn (Exodus: Gods and Kings, TV's Bloodline) is said to be "circling" a starring role in Rogue One, the first Star Wars spinoff movie. Felicity Jones is set to star, with Gareth Edwards in the director's chair and Chris Weitz currently writing a new draft of the screenplay. Production is expected to begin this summer; it's scheduled for release on December 16, 2016. [Deadline] The Billion Brick Race: Because there can never be too many Lego movies, Jason Segel (The Muppet Movie) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) will write and direct The Billion Brick Race, a spinoff of The Lego Movie. The project is in the early stages of development; it joins three other Lego-related movies that are in the works...
- Peter Martin
After stunning Netflix subscribers worldwide with his powerhouse turn in the first season of star-studded drama Bloodline, Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn certainly appears to be on the rise. And now, after a career of strong supporting performances, he could be about to get his big break: Deadline reports that he may be joining the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One.
Details on the first Star Wars spinoff, which will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards and boasts a script by Chris Weitz (Cinderella) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli), are pretty sparse. Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) has bagged the lead role, but rumors suggesting that the pic will be a heist movie revolving around bounty hunters who steal blueprints for a Death Star are still unconfirmed.
Regardless, it’s exciting to hear that Mendelsohn is on the cusp of landing a major studio role like this. »
- Isaac Feldberg
As production gears up to begin on Gareth Edwards' Star Wars film, Rogue One, we're starting to hear more rumors about casting (other than the already confirmed Felicity Jones). As of last night, it appears as thought Ben Mendelsohn has been added to the cast. Come inside to learn more!
Technically speaking, this is all rumor at this point, but considering it's coming from the same trades that broke the news about Felicity Jones starring in Rogue One (which was officially announced a little later), I think it's safe to put this in the "news" category than straight up rumor. The initial word comes from Deadline who reports:
Word is that Ben Mendelsohn is circling a lead role alongside Felicity Jones in Rogue One, the Star Wars spinoff to be directed by Gareth Edwards. If Mendelsohn isn’t on your radar, he ought to be. The Aussie actor has »
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Mendelsohn can be currently seen in the Netflix series "Bloodline" which debuted on the streaming service last week.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
As anyone who's familiar with Mendelsohn's earlier work will tell you, this is potentially good news; he put in a terrifying performance in the Australian drama-thriller Animal Kingdom, played a jaded thief alongside Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond The Pines, and was wonderfully camp in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings. He's certainly come a long way since his early days in Aussie soap, Neighbours.
Given the secrecy surrounding all things Star Wars, there’s no detail on a potential character for Mendelsohn, but should he sign on for the project he would join female lead Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) in the film.
- Gary Collinson
When it was announced, the only thing we really knew about the cast and crew of the first of several forthcoming Star Wars spinoffs was that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) would be in the director's chair. But in the last couple months, the film -- which recently received a title, Rogue One -- has founds its female lead in Felicity Jones, a composer in Alexandre Desplat, and now it appears the spinoff has found its male lead in Ben Mendelsohn. Mendelsohn's filmography is filled mostly with supporting credits, including a solid trio of films over the last few years in The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, and The Place Beyond the Pines. The latter of those three includes solid acting all-round, including Mendelsohn, and I'm interested to see what he brings to a starring role in a Star Wars film considering I don't know his work with a ton of familiarity. »
- Jordan Benesh
This actor, who would star opposite Felicity Jones, would make a great father figure to Han Solo
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- Christopher Campbell
If the latest talk from the trades goes through then the Gareth Edwards directed Star Wars: Rogue One is shaping up quite nicely.Deadline broke the news that Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is being sought for a lead role alongside the already cast Felicity Jones for the Godzilla director's first foray into the Star Wars universe, and the first spin-off set for release on Dec. 16, 2016.Mendelsohn is one of those actors half of you love already, and the other half don't know by name, but have absolutely seen before. From Animal Kingdom to Starred Up, The Dark Knight Rises and Netflix's latest binger Bloodline, Mendelsohn has been gaining great ground on the international stage these past few years. Whether as a nasty foil for Jones'...
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According to The Wrap, the Bloodline actor is being eyed by Disney and Lucasfilm for a key role in the upcoming spinoff.
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While he’s usually found classing up smaller indie movies such as The Place Beyond The Pines, Starred Up, Killing Them Softly and Animal Kingdom, Ben Mendelsohn is not exactly a stranger to blockbuster fare, having appeared in The Dark Knight Rises and last year’s Exodus: Gods And Kings. But a potential new job could rocket him even further into the public consciousness as Deadline reports he’s circling a role in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One.Naturally, this has to fall into the category of rumour (signalling that we must also link here), since no official announcement has been made and it appears that no deal has been hammered out as of yet. But he’s certainly a fine choice to star alongside Felicity Jones, as he brings a lot to every role.Edwards’ film, the first of the “stand-alone” Star Wars entries, is somewhat naturally still cloaked in secrecy. »
On the heels of his first leading role in “Mississippi Grind,” Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is being sought to star in Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars: Rogue One,” multiple agency sources have told TheWrap. Disney and Lucasfilm are mounting the “Star Wars” spinoff, which is set to star Felicity Jones. There’s no offer yet, but Mendelsohn has met on the project, and insiders tell TheWrap he’ll play a character who is older than Jones. Chris Weitz is writing the script based on a story by Ilm’s Oscar-winning VFX supervisor John Knoll, though plot details are being hidden »
- Jeff Sneider
May the force be with Ben Mendelsohn?
It’s unknown whether Mendelsohn has received an offer but the Australian actor is someone execs are seriously considering for the film.
Garreth Edwards (“Godzilla”) will the Star Wars spinoff with plot details still under wraps.
“Rogue One” will hit theaters on Dec. 16, 2016.
After strong supporting turns in pics like “Animal Kingdom” and “Killing Them Softly,” Mendelsohn has recently shown his chops as a leading man with his critically acclaimed performance as Jack O’Connell’s father in the prison drama “Starred Up” as well as opposite Ryan Reynolds in “Mississippi Grind,” which recently premiered at Sundance.
He is repped by CAA and United Agents.
The Mendelsohn news was first reported by Deadline. »
- Justin Kroll
Gareth Edwards' upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One already has one lead actor attached, with Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones announced as being officially on-board earlier this month - but now it sounds like we're on the brink of seeing her get a co-star. This is because new reports are surfacing saying that Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is now being looked at for a starring role in the future sci-fi blockbuster. This news comes to us from Deadline, though their piece is incredibly short on details. It's noted that Disney didn't comment on the report, and because we don't really know anything about Rogue One's plot, there aren't any details available about the role in the movie he may be playing. That being said, the part is being described as a "lead," which would explain why he's being pursued so early in the casting process. Just because »
Now that the first standalone spin-off to follow Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the official title of Star Wars: Rogue One and a confirmed leading lady in Oscar nominee Felicity Jones, it's time for the rest of the film's cast to get rounded up before production begins later this year. Deadline has word that Ben Mendelsohn, a spectacular Aussie character actor you should recognize from The Dark Knight Rises and Killing Them Softly, is circling another lead role alongside Jones. Of course, as has become customary with all Star Wars casting news, there's absolutely no hint of what kind of character he will be playing at all. Though there hasn't been any confirmation, it sounds like the spin-off is most likely about the heist to get the plans to the first Death Star, meaning the film takes place sometime between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars »
- Ethan Anderton
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