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We have news on Star Wars Rogue One filming: It has started! Yes, the Gareth Edwards-led movie, which will be the first Star Wars stand-alone movie, has kicked off shooting at Pinewood Studios, just outside of London. There are various reports suggesting that it just the second unit that have begun putting stuff before the camera, but there are others that Felicity Jones has also shot her first scene.
Making Star Wars and Star Wars Aficionado say that ‘loads of trees are being brought into the studio’ to shoot a ‘jungle landing’ scene, and some of the Star Destroyer sets and models have been brought over from The Force Awakens to be re-used on Rogue One. Blimey, this excites me.
- Paul Heath
We've known for quite some time that Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will be shot at London's Pinewood Studios this summer, but a production start date has never been confirmed. Two separate reports have surfaced this week claiming that shooting is already under way, with star Felicity Jones filming her first scene. Making Star Wars reports that several trees have been brought into the studio for a scene involving a ship's landing in the jungle. But not all of these landing scenes will be shot at Pinewood. There has also been some second unit shooting done with a number of ships including Star Destroyers, along with "some stuff" that looks like it could be the Death Star, but that has yet to be confirmed.
A separate report from earlier this week claims that shooting on Rogue One has been under way for the past three weeks, while confirming that jungle scenes are currently being shot. »
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone seeing as though the film is out next year, but reports are coming in that second unit production has already begun for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. These reports have come from the Bothan spies from Making Star Wars and Star Wars Aficionado and even suggest that Felicity Jones has already shot her first scene.
The production has begun at Pinewood Studios in London (where they filmed Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and several trees have been brought into the set to film a jungle landing and bombardment sequence. The reports also say that several of the Star Destroyer sets and models have been brought over from The Force Awakens to be re-used on Rogue One. One report also claims that some sets from The Force Awakens are being re-dressed to act as the Death Star.
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- Luke Owen
Back in May, we reported that Ben Mendelsohn is set to play the villain in the highly-anticipated Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which is scheduled to start production sometime this summer at Pinewood Studios in London. While other cast members have signed on since then, it seems that Ben Mendelsohn still hasn't been confirmed to star. Here's what the Australian actor had to say in a new interview with Deadline.
"Well... I know that it's something that's being talked about. That's what I definitely know. I'm waiting for them to call me and say, 'Hey, here's the start date,' but you know, none of that's yet taken place, but you know I'd be very happy to do it, let's put it that way."
In this week’s debut edition of The Week in Star Wars, we get a peak at Leia and Luke’s new look for The Force Awakens (sort of), plot details and a new cast member for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, clips from Star Wars Rebels Season Two and some new footage from Star Wars Battlefield…
Well, it was a week of leaked photos from The Force Awakens, but which ones were real? Having got our first look at returning Star Wars characters Han Solo and Chewie via the second teaser trailer as well as C-3Po in these leaked product images, we were treated this week to our first look at Carrie Fisher’s new look for Princess Leia for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At least we got a look until we were made to take them down by Disney. Boo! I guess that »
- Luke Owen
The film will act as a bridge between the two George Lucas trilogies, but according to Deadline the movie is yet to officially confirm Mendelsohn for the role.
When asked what the latest news was on his potential role, Mendelsohn said: "Well… I know that it's something that's being talked about. That's what I definitely know.
"I'm waiting for them to call me and say, 'Hey, here's the start date,' but you know, none of that's yet taken place, but you know I'd be very happy to do it, let's put it that way."
Shooting is due to begin in the UK »
Maleficent 2: Linda Woolverton, who wrote the screenplay for Disney's Maleficent, has been hired to come up with a sequel. The studio wants Angelina Jolie to reprise her role as the mysterious titular character, but no deal is in place. The movie has made more than $760 million since it was released last year, and sparked Disney's plans to make other live-action versions of its classic animated films. [Deadline] Star Wars: Rogue One: Forest Whitaker is in negotiations for a role in Star Wars: Rogue One. If all goes well, he will join a cast led by Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn; Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is set to direct. Described as a heist movie, the story will follow rebel soldiers who attempt to steal the plans for the Death...
- Peter Martin
The Oscar-winning American actor, 53, is in line to join an impressive team of players in Gareth Edwards’ film, which is expected to centre on a group of rebel fighters vying to steal the plans to the first Death Star. Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn have already been cast.
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- Ben Child
The spinoff of the main Star Wars trilogy will follow a band of raiders as they attempt to hijack the Empire's massive Death Star base.
Everything we know so far about Star Wars Rogue One: The cast, plot and latest spoilers
Academy Award winner Whitaker has now agreed to a role shrouded in secrecy for Rogue One, according to Variety.
Ben Mendelsohn has also been linked to Rogue One role as well, although he has been coy on if he'll be portraying a villain.
The ensemble cast for Rogue One has shaped up rather nicely over the past few months, with Riz Ahmed and Sam Claflin joining Felicity Jones and Ben Mendelsohn, while Diego Luna was added to the line-up in May.
According to a report over at Variety, we can now add another familiar name to the list: the Academy Award-winning Forest Whitaker. Whitaker is, of course, the star of such movies as The Last King Of Scotland (the film that won him an Oscar for his portrayal of the notorious dictator Idi Amin), The Butler, Ghost Dog and, going further back, things like The Crying Game and Platoon. He was also in Battlefield Earth, but he'd probably prefer it if we didn't mention that.
Rogue One is Gareth Edwards' story of how the rebels »
Last week we released some exclusive details regarding the Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, of which you can read here. Suffice it to say that this film really looks to deliver an experience unlike any other we've seen in the Star Wars universe, and the cast so far is very telling of that. Announced as of now are Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Sam... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Variety is reporting that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. He would join Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. I've imagined him as the rebel leader that will send these freedom fighters to steal the Death Star plans. He knows some may not come back, which is why I chose this solemn image for him. Production is a ways away, in the meantime Whitaker is working with Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve and his film The Story of Your Life. Whitaker is also in talks to join The Crow. That would film next before production ever began on Rogue One. ...
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Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to join the first of the Star Wars anthology films, Rogue One, Variety reports. The film, slated for December 16, 2016, shouldn't be confused with Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. (Think of it like the "Razor" episode of Battlestar Galactica.) Whitaker would join Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Ben Mendelsohn on the film helmed by Gareth Edwards, who has said that the plot revolves around Jones as a rebel soldier trying to steal the plans to the Death Star. Logically, this would mean the one-off takes place somewhere between episodes III and IV in the Star Wars timeline. It's not clear what Whitaker's role would be or what his character would be named, but if you think about it, "Forest Whitaker" could work. »
- E. Alex Jung
Forest Whitaker has made occasional trips into science fiction and fantasy in his career, but it seems he’s ready to make the biggest leap yet. The actor is in talks to join both the remake of The Crow and Star Wars: Rogue One.Let’s start with the Star Wars film, or to give it its full title, Star Wars Anthologies: Rogue One. With Gareth Edwards directing, the focus is on the time before the events of Star Wars itself, Aka A New Hope. Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed and Diego Luna are all part of a rag-tag rebel squad looking to heist the plans for the original Death Star. Ben Mendelsohn, meanwhile, is aboard as a villain in some capacity. And Whitaker? That’s still being kept behind the movie’s defensive deflector shields for now. And then there’s The Crow, which has Corin Hardy attempting a »
Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Lucasfilm’s planned Star Wars Rogue One movie, the first spin-off film in the Star Wars Anthology movie series. Whitaker will join the already cast Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn in the Gareth Edwards directed film, which will be due in cinemas in 2017.
Variety scored the news of Whitaker’s involvement, but didn’t shed any further light on the character which he will be playing.
Star Wars Rogue One revolves around the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters.
- Paul Heath
Add another point of diversity to the Star Wars universe, because Forest Whitaker has just booked a trip to that infamously whitewashed galaxy far, far away. According to Variety, the Academy Award winner has boarded Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
Unfortunately, there are no details on Whitaker’s role, so it’s impossible to tell at this stage if he’ll be playing one of the Death Star plan-stealing Rebels, an alien of some kind, or an Imperial.
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Whitaker joins an already-impressive cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and Diego Luna (Elysium), who play Alliance fighters.
- James Garcia
According to Variety, Forest Whitaker is set to join the cast of the first Star Wars Anthology movie, Gareth Edwards' Rogue One. He joins a cast which currently includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn, but there's no word on who he will play yet. It's an impressive addition to the cast nonetheless, and it should be interesting to see whose side he falls in the movie which focuses on a group of Rebels who set out to steal the plans of the first Death Star. The site also reveals that's after Whitaker finishes working on The Story of Your Life, he'll star in The Crow. Once again, the site doesn't have any details on which role he will take on in the remake. What do you guys think about this casting news? Do you have any roles in mind which you think the actor would »
With the first Star Wars Anthology set to begin filming soon, the casting machine is moving faster and faster. Today brings the word that Forest Whitaker has joined the cast, making for an impressive addition. Come inside to learn more!
Well this is interesting! Rogue One is bringing together one impressive sounding cast. We know Felecity Jones is signed on as the lead, and we've heard about Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed and Diego Luna joining as well. Now we can add Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker to the list! Variety reported on the news just a little bit ago, and I can't help but be excited.
While Variety didn't have any details on what role Whitaker would be playing, it's nice to see such a great actor joining the Star Wars project. I've heard that filming is supposed to start up this month, but until something official comes down the pipeline, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
As Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One prepares to begin shooting this summer more and more details begin to surface. We've recently learned director Gareth Edwards and cinematographer Greig Fraser are using the Arri's new Alexa 65 and that the film will be "darker and grittier" than any other Star Wars film to date, aiming to be much like an old school war film, a la Hamburger Hill. Now we get word of a new cast member added to the mix. Variety reports Forest Whitaker will be joining a cast led by Felicity Jones, co-starring with Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn. Mendelsohn is said to be playing the film's lead antagonist while source tell Variety, Ahmed and Luna also play Alliance fighters. Whitaker's role is unknown at this time. The film centers on a band of resistance fighters who unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans. The »
- Brad Brevet
A double shot of Forest Whitaker casting news this afternoon, starting with the “Star Wars” anthology feature “Rogue One,” to be directed by Gareth Edwards, which Whitaker is in talks to join the cast of - a cast that currently includes Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. The story for “Rogue One” will follow a group of rebel fighters and a plot steal the Death Star. No word yet on what role Whitaker is in talks to take. "Rogue One" is set for a December 2016 release. And secondly, Whitaker is also in talks to join the cast of the reboot of Dimension Films' "The Crow" - a remake long in the works, that was first made »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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