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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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Krennic Was Supposed to Kill K-2So in Rogue One

22 March 2017 5:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Disney's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuting on Digital HD March 24, and the Rogue One Blu-ray and DVD following on April 4, the cast and crew have been making the press rounds again, with a number of new revelations surfacing recently. For example, director Gareth Edwards explained that there are no deleted scenes on the home video release because none exist, with the missing moments described as discarded, tiny bits and pieces of footage that didn't make the cut. Today, we have new details from Alan Tudyk, who sheds more light on the fate of his character, the droid K-2So. If you still haven't seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yet, there will be Spoilers below. So read on at your own risk.

One of the most surprising aspects about Rogue One for fans was the ending, where all of these new Rebel heroes end up dying on Scarif, »

- MovieWeb

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K-2So’s Arc Played Out Rather Differently In The Original Draft Of Rogue One

22 March 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ready for your latest Rogue One tidbit? Three months on from the release of Gareth Edwards’ critically-acclaimed anthology film, practically every self-respecting Star Wars fan has witnessed the rebellion instigated by Jyn, Cassian, K-2So, and the rest of the crew.

But as it turns out, the arc of Alan Tudyk’s reprogrammed droid panned out rather differently in Rogue One‘s original draft, where Kaytoo had a fateful encounter with Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn). On the off-chance that you still haven’t seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – in which case, why are you still reading?! – we’ll hold fire on that revelation for now and instead direct your attention to a recent EW interview with Gary Whitta, in which the screenwriter looked back on Rogue One with the benefit of hindsight. What’s more, the original finale proposed to Edwards and Co. certainly made for a happier Star Wars Story, »

- Michael Briers

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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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Alan Tudyk Talks Alternate Fate Of K-2So & Original Ending Of ‘Rogue One,’ Ditched Backstory For Jyn Erso’s Mom Revealed

22 March 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems in the Lucasfilm writers’ room, no idea is a bad idea, but obviously, not everything can be used. Rather than fight the speculation about the reshoots and development process of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” everyone involved has gladly shared plenty of stories about the directions the spinoff/prequel didn’t take, and a couple more interesting tidbits have landed today.

First up, Alan Tudyk has revealed that his android, the smart-mouthed K-2So, originally met a different end in the early versions of the film.“Yeah, I got shot by Krennic,” he told Collider.

Continue reading Alan Tudyk Talks Alternate Fate Of K-2So & Original Ending Of ‘Rogue One,’ Ditched Backstory For Jyn Erso’s Mom Revealed at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Exclusive: K-2So’s Original ‘Rogue One’ Ending Revealed By Alan Tudyk

22 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s no secret that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through some dramatic changes during the development process. The movie that ended up in theaters is drastically different from the one that executive producer and visual effects supervisor John Knoll originally pitched, and it even has significant changes that were made from the first draft […]

The post Exclusive: K-2So’s Original ‘Rogue One’ Ending Revealed By Alan Tudyk appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Promo images for Powerless Season 1 Episode 6 – ‘I’ma Friend You’

22 March 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Powerless set to return tomorrow following a short break, NBC has released a batch of promo images for the sixth episode of the DC workplace comedy, entitled ‘I’ma Friend You’; take a look below…

Jackie Tries To Reject Emily’S Attempts Of Friendship – When Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) learns that Jackie (Christina Kirk) is in need of some extra cash, she can’t help but try and do what she can to help her out. Meanwhile, Van (Alan Tudyk) is on a witch hunt and has his eyes set on Teddy (Danny Pudi), Ron (Ron Funches) and Wendy (Jennie Pierson).

Powerless airs on Thursdays on NBC. »

- Amie Cranswick

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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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Blu-ray Review – Moana (2016)

20 March 2017 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Moana, 2016.

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.

Featuring the voice talents of Auli’I Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk.

Synopsis:

Moana arrives on Blu-ray, as well as on DVD (there’s a code for a digital copy too). It’s an enjoyable movie, and the bonus features make this is a worthwhile purchase for fans.

While it might be easy to dismiss a movie like Disney’s Moana as just another tired adventure story featuring a young girl going against what her society has taught her, it’s still a story with heart, one that pays homage to the culture it displays without being patronizing.

Moana’s eponymous heroine was chosen as a little girl to possess an ancient stone that was a powerful symbol for her people many years ago. It was lost to the sea and she desires »

- Brad Cook

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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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Disney Xd renews Big Hero 6: The Series for second season

15 March 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Big Hero 6: The Series doesn’t premiere until the fall, but Disney Xd must be very confident that they have a hit on their hands, having given an order for a second season of the animated movie spinoff.

“[Creators Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi] have delivered a dynamic adventure series that follows the Big Hero 6 superhero team, led by audience favorites Hiro and Baymax,” said Marc Buhaj, senior vice president at Disney Xd. “We are honored to have the opportunity to further expand the elaborate world and engaging characters of Big Hero 6 The Series with this early second season order.”

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, the series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 »

- Gary Collinson

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Big Hero 6: Season Two Renewal Before Disney Xd Series Premiere

14 March 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It looks like fans won't have to worry about this new series being cancelled for a while. Disney Xd has renewed its Big Hero Six TV show for a second season, ahead of the series' fall 2017 premiere. Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi executive produce the animated TV series adaptation of the Marvel comic series.The Big Hero 6 voice cast includes Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung, Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Genesis Rodriguez, Khary Payton, Brooks Wheelan, Alan Tudyk, David Shaughnessy, and Stan Lee. Check them out in this fist-bump video.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Princess Leia actress open to return for future movies

14 March 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The actress behind the digitally de-aged Princess Leia in Rogue One is open to returning to the part in the future.

There has been a lot of hoopla regarding Disney’s de-aging/resurrection technologies used in Rogue One: a Star Wars Story. Bringing back Peter Cushing for the role of Tarkin and having a young Carrie Fisher turn up as the iconic Princess Leia.

This is a controversy that has only grown since the passing of Fisher, with many fans worried that Disney might try and bring her back for future Star Wars instalments.

Well the actress — Ingvild Deila — who was behind all that computer wizardry for Rogue One is open to returning to the role should she get the call. She spoke to Jaime Stangroom about the possibility in a recent YouTube interview.

“I would be lying if I said no. It would be great. Really scary at the »

- Samuel Brace

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Disney Xd's 'Big Hero 6: The Series' Gets Season 2 Order Ahead of Premiere

14 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Disney Xd has given a second-season order to Big Hero 6: The Series ahead of its series premiere in the fall.

Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung and Stan Lee are among the Big Hero 6 voice cast members set to reprise their roles for the series, which is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2014 feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name. Rudolph stars as Aunt Cass, Chung as speed genius Go Go and Stan Lee as Fred's dad.

Other original voice cast set to reprise their roles are Scott Adsit as huggable robot Baymax, Alan Tudyk as »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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Powerless: Rerun of Trial & Error to Replace This Thursday's Episode

13 March 2017 9:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is Powerless on the way out? NBC recently announced this Thursday's episode has been bumped for a rerun of the new series Trial & Error.Powerless follows Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens), a spunky, young insurance adjuster who specializes in covering regular people against damage caused by crime-fighting superheroes and their villainous counterparts. The cast also includes Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Danny Pudi, and Christina Kirk.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Powerless: Iconic Batman Actor to Guest on the NBC Comedy

9 March 2017 5:23 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Batman is coming to NBC. Entertainment Weekly reports Adam West will guest star on an upcoming episode of the TV series Powerless.The DC Comics comedy follows Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens), a spunky, young insurance adjuster who specializes in covering regular people against damage caused by crime-fighting superheroes and their villainous counterparts. The cast also includes Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Danny Pudi, and Christina Kirk.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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