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Hellboy Rounds Out Its Cast with Three More Actors

20 October 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Lionsgate's Hellboy gearing up for production, three new actors have come aboard, playing characters from the original Hellboy comics that wernen't featured in the original movies from director Guillermo del Toro. Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie have all signed on for the reboot, with Okonedo playing Lady Hatton, Gleeson playing Lord Adam Galen and Alistair Petrie playing the iconic wizard Merlin. It isn't known how large or small their roles may be in this reboot, but it's clear that this project is taking a much different approach than the first two movies.

Lady Hatton was featured in the 2007 comic Hellboy: The Wild Hunt, a resident seer at the Osiris Club, an English secret society dedicated to solving supernatural mysteries. Lord Adam Glaren is another member of the Osiris Club, with Merlin the same mythical wizard from the King Arthur legend. In the Hellboy comics, he meets »

- MovieWeb

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Hellboy reboot adds three more to its cast

20 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As pre-production on Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot continues, Deadline is reporting that Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Brian Gleeson (mother!) and Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) have joined the cast of the film.

Okonedo will play Lady Hatton, a resident seer at the Osiris Club, with Gleeson as the wizard Merlin and Petrie as Lord Adam Glaren, a high-ranking member of the Osiris Club.

Hellboy is being directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) and sees Stranger Things star David Harbour taking on the lead role alongside Ian McShane (American Gods) as Professor Broom, Sasha Lane (American Honey) as Alice Monaghan, Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) as the Queen of Blood, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-o) as Major Ben Daimio and Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries) as Ganeida.

Hellboy is set for release on January 11th 2019. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Hellboy’ Reboot Sends Three More to Hell

19 October 2017 6:53 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

The trio of Sophie Okonedo (After Earth), Brian Gleeson (mother!) and Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) have all been added to the growing cast for the new Hellboy, the Neil Marshall-directed Lionsgate/Millennium Films pic penned by comics creator Mike Mignola, Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Aron Coleite. They join the previously announced David […] »

- Brad Miska

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Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson & Alistair Petrie Join New ‘Hellboy’ Movie

19 October 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hellboy is continuing to cast up. The third installment of the movie franchise, which serves as a reboot of the Guillermo del Toro-Ron Perlman pics based on the Dark Horse comics, has just added Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie. They join David Harbour as Hellboy and Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen in the Neil Marshall-directed Lionsgate/Millennium Films pic. It’s penned by comics creator Mike Mignola, Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Aron… »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s K-2So gets a Premium Format Figure from Sideshow

10 August 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled its K-2So Premium Format Figure from the blockbuster anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The limited edition piece is available to pre-order now, priced at $650 and is expected to ship September-November 2018; take a look at the official promotional images here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

K-2So measures 22” tall, standing atop a Citadel Tower themed base. His black external armor is visibly weathered and detailed to recreate the battle damage this droid has received during his service to both the Empire and the Rebellion. K-2So is also painted with red and yellow details on his shoulders and technical panels and has the logo of the Empire emblazoned on his shoulder.

This Premium Format Figure is mixed media, featuring metal in K-2So’s legs, which steadily support his unique gait. He is also outfitted with intricate pistons and gears in »

- Amie Cranswick

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First image of Mark Strong in Deep State, supporting cast revealed

3 August 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in March it was announced that Mark Strong is set to lead the upcoming Fox spy series Deep State, and now we have the first official look at the actor as Max Easton, who Deadline describes as “an ex-spy brought back into the game to avenge the death of his son, only to find himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East.”

In addition to the first look photo, we also have details on the supporting cast, with Strong set to be joined by Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager), Anastasia Griffith (Damages), Amelia Bullmore (Happy Valley), Kingsley Ben-Adir (King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword), Pip Torrens (The Crown) and Fares Fares (Tyrant) in addition to the previously announced Karima McAdams (Fearless), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones) and Lyne Renee (Split).

Deep State has been »

- Gary Collinson

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Fox’s ‘Deep State’ Spy Thriller Adds Cast To Join Mark Strong: First-Look Photo

2 August 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Deep State, Fox Networks Group's first regional scripted commission for Europe and Africa, has added new cast and released a first-look photo as production moves to London. Mark Strong is starring in the eight-part series created by Matthew Parkhill and Simon Maxwell. It will air in more than 50 countries on Fox. Joining the cast are Alistair Petrie (Genius, The Night Manager), Anastasia Griffith (Royal Pains, Damages), Amelia Bullmore (Happy Valley), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Ki… »

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Trailer for ‘God’s Kingdom’ Short Goes on the Run

17 July 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Established Films has sent us the trailer for Guy Soulsby’s new short “God’s Kingdom”, which boasts a cast of well known British film and TV actors including Anthony Flanagan (The Terrors, The Red Riding Trilogy, Shameless) Alistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Manager, Rush) Mark Wingett (Snow White and the Huntsmen, […] »

- Brad Miska

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Funko unveils new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Pop! Vinyl figures

4 May 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has revealed its second wave of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Pop! Movies vinyl figures which includes Galen Erso, Young Jyn Erso, Weeteef Cyubee and a Death Star Droid along with a new series of Star Wars Classic Galactic Plushies and Mystery Minis; check them out below…

Our Star Wars Rogue One Pop! line would not be complete without these latest additions! This series features the father-daughter pair Galen Erso and Young Jyn Erso!

A member of the Partisans and ally of Jyn Erso, Weeteef Cyubee! Also, a Death Star Droid! Coming this Summer!

Another amazing wave of Galactic Plushies have arrived! These 7-8” high-quality plushies include more Star Wars favorites! This wave features Wicket, R2D2, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and a classic Storm Trooper! These adorable Galactic Plushies are a perfect fit for your home or office! Take them with you on the go! Add them to your collection this Summer! »

- Amie Cranswick

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Blu-ray Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016): The Force Is Okay With This One

25 April 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Blu-ray Review, a Lucasfilm movie directed by Gareth Edwards, and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan TudykDonnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Jimmy Smits, Alistair Petrie, Genevieve O’Reilly, [...]

Continue reading: Blu-ray Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016): The Force Is Okay With This One »

- Mathieu Brunet

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was originally conceived as an idea for TV

9 April 2017 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Comic Book Resources to promote the home entertainment release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ilm’s John Knoll has revealed that he originally conceived the idea as a potential pitch for an episode of Star Wars: Underworld, the live-action Star Wars TV project that was in development at Lucasfilm following the release of the Prequel Trilogy.

“The first inklings of trying to tell that story happened in Summer 2003 when we were shooting on Episode III in Sydney. I had heard that Lucasfilm was developing stories for a potential live action TV series, and they were active in story development at the time. That was kind of intriguing, and I started thinking about, ‘What would be a fun thing to do as a one-hour episode as a live action Star Wars TV show?’ One thought was, ‘What about a Mission Impossible-style break-in into the most »

- Amie Cranswick

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Chirrut and Baze joins Previews’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Egg Attack action figure line

7 April 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom have revealed two new additions to their line of Previews Exclusive Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Egg Attack Action Figures which includes Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Imwe and Jiang Wen’s Baze Mablus; take a look at the official promotional images here…

Fans can pick up both members of the now iconic duo from Rogue One, both of whom aided Jyn Erso and fought to secure the Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance. With the likeness of superstar Donnie Yen, this elaborate Chirrut action figure features professional coating and a moveable eye design that fully depicts the enchanting assertive look present by the character. Accompanying Chirrut is his ever-present guardian Baze. Featuring a domineering temperament and a one-piece uniform made of real fabrics, Baze is ready to wage war against the Empire with the Rebels.

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Behind-the-scenes images of a pre-cgi Princess Leia from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

27 March 2017 6:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the home-entertainment release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story fast approaching, a lot of behind-the-scenes info has been revealed this past week, including alternative endings, deleted scenes and more [keep up to date with it all in The Week in Star Wars here]. And now thanks to Reddit, we’ve got a look at some behind-the-scenes images from the Tantive IV scene showing a pre-cgi Princess Leia, played by Ingvild Deila. Take a look here…

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One’s Jyn vs. Tie Fighter shot was only ever intended for the trailer

26 March 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Among the many shots from the trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that were absent from the final cut of the movie was the sequence of Jyn Erso staring down a Tie Fighter on the communication tower platform on Scarif.

If you were wondering how the scene would have played out pre-reshoots, director Gareth Edwards has the answer for you: it wouldn’t, as it was only ever intended to appear in the trailers.

“That’s going to have to remain a mystery,” Edwards tells EW. “It was something the marketing team fell in love with. We knew it would not be in the film. It’s one of those things where all the trailers are put together way before the film comes out. It wasn’t a specific part of the story.”

Hopefully that shot wasn’t the sole reason you made a trip to the cinema… »

- Gary Collinson

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Two more alternative endings for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story revealed

25 March 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This past week Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Gary Whitta discussed a couple of alternative endings for December’s Anthology movie, including a “happy” ending where Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor survived, and another where Darth Vader killed Director Krennic. And now, speaking to io9, Ilm’s Chief Creative Officer John Knoll (the man responsible for the original pitch for Rogue One) has revealed another couple of endings that were under consideration.

The first ending would have seen Jyn and Cassian escaping Scarif and attempting to lose Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer by making multiple jumps through hyperspace, with Knoll explaining: “And the last jump they do, they try to get lost in the traffic that’s around Coruscant. It’s a giant cloud of ships. Ten-thousand ships coming and going and they’re trying to get lost in that traffic but they don’t make it. There »

- Gary Collinson

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Jyn Erso’s mother was a Jedi in early Rogue One: A Star Wars Story draft

22 March 2017 1:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week we’ve been learning a lot about how Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story could have turned out – from its original ‘happy’ ending to Orson Krennic’s death at the hands of Darth Vader – and now we’ve learnt of another discarded idea thanks to Entertainment Weekly. In an early draft of the story, the prologue to the film would have revealed Jyn Erso’s mother, Lyra, was in fact a Jedi in hiding.

“The prologue, at one point a long time ago, was going to be the Empire coming to kill the Jedi,” Edwards said. “And Jyn’s mom was going to be a Jedi. We were witnessing one of those kills and Krennic would be the person sent to do it.”

After the events of Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith, only a handful of Jedi managed to escape the mass executions across the galaxy, »

- Ricky Church

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Darth Vader was originally going to kill a major character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

21 March 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Dark Lord of the Sith made his return to the big screen this past December in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and while he only appeared in two scenes, the final sequence where  he massacred a bunch of Rebel Troopers is arguably Darth Vader’s finest moment from the entire saga.

As we’ve already heard, that was a late addition to the film created during reshoots, but original screenwriter Gary Whitta has revealed that Vader did have another scene in the first draft of the script, which would have resulted in the death of a major character at the Dark Lord’s hand.

“Vader is in the movie as much as he always was. He only had two things in the film. He was on Mustafar and then in the battle at the end,” said Gary Whitta in an interview with EW. “The rampage where [Vader] murdered everybody wasn’t me. »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter discusses the original “happy ending” from the first draft

20 March 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the weekend we brought you some comments from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards, who discussed how the reshoots changed the original ending that had been shot for the blockbuster Anthology movie. And now screenwriter Gary Whitta has been chatting to EW about the very first draft of the script, which would have seen Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor surviving the battle on Scarif.

Whitta revealed that while K-2So always died (and Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus weren’t included at this point), the original ending would have seen the Death Star arriving at Scarif to destroy the facility, but Jyn and Cassian would have escaped the beach beforehand, transmitting the plans off-world:

“A rebel ship came down and got them off the surface,” said Whitta. “The transfer of the plans happened later. They jumped away and later [Leia’s] ship came in from Alderaan to help them. »

- Gary Collinson

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Future Star Wars movies won’t rely on legacy characters and story elements

18 March 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re two films into the Disney Star Wars canon, and while both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have went down well with the majority of fans and critics – and earned a fortune at the box office – there has been some criticism that the movies are relying too heavily on nostalgia. “Legacy” characters made up a good portion of both films, next up from Disney and Lucasfilm is the young Han Solo spinoff, and there’s also persistent rumours of future Anthology movies centred around Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, according to Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta, future movies will see a shift away from these legacy characters and elements to tell new stories.

“I think you’ve already seen us get 90% of the way there with Rogue One,” Whitta Told ComingSoon. “Yes you see Leia, yes you see the Death Star and Vader, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Gareth Edwards explains why the original ending of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was changed

15 March 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was pretty clear to anyone who’d seen a trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that the much publicised reshoots led to some rather major changes in December’s blockbuster Anthology movie, particularly during the climactic battle on Scarif. And, speaking to Slash Film, director Gareth Edwards has now offered some insight into the original ending, and the reasons behind why it was changed.

“I think the main thing that changed at the end…what used to happen, and you can get a sense of this in the early trailers, the transmission tower for the plans was separate from the main base on Scarif. To transmit the plans, they had to escape and run along the beach and go up the tower. In cutting the film, it just felt too long. We had to find ways to compress the third act, which was quite long as it was. »

- Gary Collinson

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