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It's official! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is getting it's own Force Friday. The 2nd annual event was officially announced at Toy Fair 2016. Just like last September, when the first Force Friday unleashed a tsunami of toys and other Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise into stores, this next epic event will be tailored around the arrival of the first-ever Star Wars spinoff, which hits theaters in December.
This epic event is going to hit retailers hard on September 30, 2016. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story revolves around a group of rebel soldiers who go on an impossible mission to steal plans for the original Death Star. On Force Friday, all major retailers will open their store and online doors at 12 am sharp, allowing fans to get their hands on all the latest action figures, books, Legos and whatever else is being planned for this galactic adventure.
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Apparently, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has wrapped shooting, though we don't have any official confirmation from Disney and LucasFilm. The production has been kept under wraps for the most part, with only the basic premise revealed. A group of Rebel soldiers will go on a mission to steal plans to the Death Star. Today, we have more information regarding one of these covert spies.
As previously announced, Chinese actor and movie director Wen Jiang, best known for movies such as Gone with the Bullets, Let the Bullets Fly and The Lost Bladesman, is playing one of these Rebel soldiers. We don't know his character's name just yet, but he can be seen in the sole cast photo officially released last year. Today, we have some new intel on just who this guy actually is.
Exclusive: Nordic co-production readies spring shoot.
WestEnd Films has acquired worldwide rights to drugs thriller Mules, produced by Everest and Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur [pictured].
Commercials director Börkur Sigthorsson, who collaborated with Kormakur and Johansen on hit Icelandic TV series Trapped, will take the reins on the Icelandic, Danish and Swedish co-production, which is due to shoot in all three countries in the spring.
In Mules, two antagonistic brothers decide to smuggle drugs into their native Iceland using a young Polish girl as their mule. When everything goes off the rails, the brothers’ fate spirals out of control in a life-or-death race against time.
Co-producers are Anni Faurbye Fernandez (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Headhunters) and Stinna Lassen (The Team) for Good Company Films in Denmark and Mimmi Spång (Call Girl) and Rebecka Lefrenz (Call Girl) for Garage Film in Sweden.
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This one isn't a massive surprise, really. Disney recently shifted the release date of Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 2017 to December 15th 2017 instead. That date had already been earmarked by Warner Bros for the release of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One. And, after due consideration, Warner Bros has now moved its film into 2018.
Based on Ernest Cline's novel, the mix of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and classic videogames (although that's a description that still manages to sell the book short a little) will now head to cinemas on March 30th 2018 instead. In the Us, that means it goes head to head now with Universal's planned remake of The Wolf Man. That too may move, though.
Originally scheduled to open on December 15, 2017, the sci-fi adaptation will now hit theaters on March 30, 2018. Yes, it seems Disney and Lucasfilm’s decision to bump Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII into late 2017 – December 15, to be specific – has had a resounding effect on Hollywood’s slate of blockbusters, setting off a domino effect that has now made an impact on Warner’s release plans for Spielberg’s futuristic tentpole.
Given that Ready Player One is still simmering in pre-production, news of delay shouldn’t prove too damaging for the studio’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s eponymous novel. At the time of writing, only Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn have been confirmed to star, with the latter on board to play the role of the film’s chief villain. »
- Michael Briers
Back in August, Warner Bros. issued a December 15, 2017 release date for Ready Player One, which has Steven Spielberg set to direct. At the time, this highly-anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel didn't have any direct competition, but last month, Disney and LucasFilm announced that it was moving Star Wars: Episode VIII from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017, to give writer-director Rian Johnson more time to work on the script. As expected, Warner Bros. has now shifted Ready Player One's release out of 2017, issuing a March 30, 2018 release.
As of now, Ready Player One's only direct competition will be an unspecified Universal Monsters project, which has been rumored to be a remake of The Wolf Man. Warner Bros. also shifted the release date for their superhero adaptation The Flash, moving it up one week from March 23, 2018 to March 16, 2018, giving it some separation from Ready Player One. The Flash doesn't have any »
“Ready Player One,” the director’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling fantasy novel, will move to March 30, 2018, which allows the film to steer clear of “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Last month, Disney announced it was shifting the Star Wars sequel from May 2017 to Dec. 15, the same date as “Ready Player One.”
The Warner Bros. release may have blinked, but insiders insist its not running scared. The new date coincides with Easter and there are no major movies scheduled to open in April 2018, save for an animated film from Laika, giving “Ready Player One,” a wide berth. It also comes between the conclusion of the Winter Olympics and the start of World Cup, two events that can erode the movie-going audience.
- Brent Lang
Ben Mendelsohn and Olivia Cooke star in 'Ready' which unfolds in a virtual reality universe called the Oasis. The new date allows the Warner Bros. Pictures release to score more IMAX screens as it coincides with Easter and there are no other major movies scheduled to open that month at this point.
Due to the change, Warners has also moved an untitled DC Comics film, likely "The Flash" standalone film, from March 23rd to March 16th 2018.
Source: Variety »
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It's being reported by various outlets that Warner Bros. Pictures has moved Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated adaptation of the Ernest Cline sci-fi novel Ready Player One, which currently has Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) & Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) attached to star, from December 2017 to March 30, 2018. The move allows the film to avoid a major clash with Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII. The new date now falls right around Easter and with no major releases planned in April, the Spielberg-helmed film should perform well with an uninterrupted run until the arrival of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 on May 4. Additionally, to avoid a clash with the newly-replaced Ready Player One, WB has also moved an untitled DC Comics film up one week from March 23, 2018 to March 16, 2018. The film in question is said to be the Ezra Miller-led big-screen version of The Flash, »
Warner Bros. announced Monday that it has moved “Chicken Soup for the Soul” out of the Dec. 16 slot into 2017 and replaced it with New Line’s “Collateral Beauty.” The “Star Wars” spinoff is the only other title scheduled for release that day.
Producers are Anthony Bregman, Bard Dorros, PalmStar CEO Kevin Frakes, Allan Loeb and Michael Sugar. Smith will portray a successful New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, prompting his colleagues devise a drastic plan to help him recover.
- Dave McNary
With R-rated Marvel comic movie "Deadpool," Ryan Reynolds has finally found the Hollywood role that has thus far eluded him. He was raw and real in the well-reviewed solo drama "Buried." And you can see glimpses of his comic talent opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit romantic comedy "The Proposal," Jeff Daniels in "Paper Man," and Ben Mendelsohn in last year's "Mississippi Grind." After several attempts at scaling a comic book movie in Marvel's' "Blade: Trinity" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and DC's horrific "Green Lantern," Reynolds has landed a winner at last. With a raucous witty script by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick ("Zombieland"), Reynolds comes into his own as strange and sarcastic post-military mercenary Wade Wilson, who meets and falls in love with his match ("Homeland" star Morena Baccarin) before joining up with the wrong group of »
- Anne Thompson
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: March 20, 2015 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This drama-thriller TV series is set in the Florida Keys and revolves around the Rayburn family..
Robert (Sam Shepard) and Sally (Sissy Spacek) own and run a beachside hotel, Rayburn House, in this beautiful location. Sally is delighted to see her eldest son, black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), when he returns home for a celebration to honor his parents.
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From the 'Nuremberg Toy Fair', take a look @ several new costumes, worn by characters in the "Star Wars" spin-off feature film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", plus another look @ the leaked teaser trailer from the new film opening December 16, 2016:
...will be the first film in the "Star Wars Anthology" series collection of stand-alone stories set in the "Star Wars" universe..
Set shortly before the events of "Star Wars" (1977), the story follows a group of 'Rebel' spies on a mission to steal the plans for the 'Death Star'.
Produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, principal photography started @ Elstree Studios, London UK »
- Michael Stevens
When Ben Mendelsohn was first mentioned as a possible villain for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he was said to be as deadly and dangerous as Darth Vader. Some inside sources even claimed he is set to be one of the franchise's most iconic bad guys. We haven't heard anything official about who this dastardly character is. But MakingStarWars does have some inside intel on whom the Rebel warriors may be dealing with.
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a small army of Rebel soldiers goes on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star, directly connecting it to 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. There are rumors that classic villain Darth Vader will show up in a costume that is almost an exact replica of what we saw in those earlier movies. But there may be someone far more terrifying out to stop our heroes. »
We reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Even though production will begin soon, we still don't have a confirmed cast list for the sequel yet, although we did learn over the weekend that one Star Wars: The Force Awakens star will return, with Gwendoline Christie confirming that she will return as Captain Phasma. Here's what she had to say in an interview with People.
"I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had »
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a bona fide box office blockbuster, fans are looking forward to the next adventures in this beloved galaxy far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in post-production, set to hit theaters this December, but we reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon
We reported earlier this month that production on Star Wars: Episode VIII was slightly delayed from January to February, so writer-director Rian Johnson could focus on reworking the script. Over the weekend, several cast members teased that production will begin soon through social media, such as Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. While it isn't known exactly when filming will begin, »
We already know that Darth Vader is set to feature in this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now it seems that Lego may have revealed another fan favourite Original Trilogy character will appear in the Anthology movie.
During a presentation at Nuremberg Toy Fair – where several Rogue One costumes are also on display – The Lego Group unveiled some of its Star Wars plans for 2016, with Rogue One accompanied by an image of what appears to be Slave I, which is of course the ship of the fearsome bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Now, this is of course far from confirmation that Boba Fett will feature in the movie, but it’s been said there will be a big focus on bounty hunters, so it’s certainly within the realm of possibility. »
- Gary Collinson
While we've heard some character names bandied about for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we have no confirmation as to whom anyone of the ensemble cast is playing. Today, we have some inside intel on this first Star Wars spinoff, which reportedly gives us a full character profile on the role being played by Forest Whitaker. And he sounds like a very interesting guy.
Suffice it to say, the rest of this story does contain some Spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. So read on with caution. At first glance, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story doesn't really fit in with anything else Forest Whitaker has done in his career. He's a more serious actor who doesn't usually gravitate to franchise fare. But perhaps he's arrived here due to the fact that the characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are pretty solid, and all a »
Earlier this month, the folks at Making Star Wars posted some rumours about Mads Mikkelsen’s role in the upcoming Anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now the site is back with some minor details about Forest Whitaker’s character.
According to the report, Whitaker’s character is said to be a good guy, who could also be a bounty hunter. A battle-hardened veteran, he has lost a leg and has a robot prosthetic, as well as needing a cane to walk. He also wears a cape, while “his costume is a hodgepodge of different things (think of someone you might see at Maz’s castle).”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes »
- Gary Collinson
Just before we rang in the new year, production on the first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story wrapped. Now the long wait begins for the first footage. A rumor surfaced earlier this month that the first official trailer will debut in theaters with Captain America: Civil War, but even if that's true, we still have a few months before we get our first look at this anticipated adventure. Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly spotted a number of photos featuring the official costumes from this spinoff, which have surfaced from the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
Unfortunately, these photos don't reveal much about the actual story itself. Rogue One is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, centering on a group of Rebels who hatch a mission to steal the original Death Star plans. There have been rumors »
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