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Hasbro unveils Rogue One: A Star Wars Story action figures and vehicles

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Force Friday 2016 fast approaching (September 30th, if you want to mark your calendar), Hasbro has unveiled some of its new 3.75″ action figures and vehicles for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, including two-figure packs for Moroff / Stormtrooper Squad Leader and Rebel Commando Pao / Imperial Deathtrooper and the Tie Striker (with Tie Fighter Pilot) and Rebel U-Wing Fighter (with Captain Cassian Andor). And as an added bonus, there’s also a new two-figure pack featuring Poe Dameron and First Order Snowtrooper Officer; check them out here via Jedi Temple Archives…

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 »

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Norwegian Fest Honors Pernilla August as Doc ‘Magnus’ Takes Top Prize

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Norwegian Intl. Film Festival handed out its prizes Aug. 25, with Norwegian director Benjamin Ree’s documentary “Magnus” nabbing the Ray of Sunshine prize from the the Norwegian Exhibitors’ Assn. A hit at several international festivals, “Magnus” tells the story of 26-year-old Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen’s rise to the top.

For the first time the International Film Critics Assn. presented its Fipresci prize at Haugesund, with Danish director Jesper W. Nielsen’s “The Day Will Come” taking the honors. The Norwegian Film Critics’ favorite was Maren Ade’s Cannes hit and German B.O. hit, “Toni Erdmann,” while “Perfect Strangers,” from Italy’s Paolo Genovese, took the Audience Award.

Swedish actress-writer-director Pernilla August was presented at the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival Aug. 24 with Ullmann Award, named after the legendary actress-director Liv Ullmann and presented to August by the trophy’s namesake, for “her significant contribution to film art, »

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Star Wars Episode VIII: Daisy Ridley On When We Can Expect A Title Announced

26 August 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I can't tell you how sick I am of writing Star Wars Episode VIII in the articles for Lrm. There's something about it that feels so incomplete. Sure, the title for these films have never been amazing (I'm looking at you, Attack of the Clones), but there's something nice about having a tangible title to work with.

Unfortunately, it sounds like I'm going to have to get over my damn self on that front, because if actress Daisy Ridley is right, we'll likely not get a title for the flick for a good while. 

Speaking with the podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno, Ridley said the following regarding a title for the film:

"I heard a title, but I don’t know if it’s going to be that. I really don’t know much about anything. I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming, and »

- Joseph Medina

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Disney offering Stormtrooper-themed 3D glasses for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

26 August 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Much like it did for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney is set to release some limited 3D glasses for December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and this time they’re Imperial-themed and based around the design of the Stormtrooper and Deathtrooper masks. Both glasses have a suggested retail price of between $9 and $12, and are Real D certified, meaning you’ll be able to use them in Real D cinemas, as well as passive 3D TVs, monitors and laptops. Check them out here courtesy of Screen Rant…

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 »

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‘The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey’ Trailer: Maybe The Star Wars Prequels Aren’t Bad?

24 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

You’d be hard-pressed to find a longtime Star Wars fan who has a lot of nice things to say about the prequels that George Lucas returned to direct in the late 1990s and through the early 2000s. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were undoubtedly huge hits, but they […]

The post ‘The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey’ Trailer: Maybe The Star Wars Prequels Aren’t Bad? appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story image and Empire cover featuring K-2So

23 August 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week Empire unveiled its upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cover, and now we have a look at the subscriber variant featuring Alan Tudyk’s K-2So, along with a new image of the droid alongside Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor and Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso; check them out 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 is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Empire cover and new image of Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso

19 August 2016 1:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last week’s trailer [watch it here], Empire has now revealed its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cover for the latest issue of its magazine, while Entertainment Weekly has also debuted a new image of Felicity Jones’ heroine, Jyn Erso; check them out here…

See Also: Kylo Ren reacts to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

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 is set for release on December 16th »

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R2-D2 Actor Remembered as Star Wars Stars Pay Tribute to Kenny Baker

13 August 2016 1:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today it was reported that one of the original Star Wars actors has passed away. Kenny Baker, who was best known as the man inside R2-D2, succumbed to a lengthy illness at the age of 83. Since news of his death was announced by his niece Abigail Shield, many stars and filmmakers from the Star Wars universe have come forward to remember the man under the dome.

Mark Hamill was the first from the Star Wars camp to respond. The actor appeared in three movies with Kenny Baker, including the original 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope, 1980's Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi. Hamill and Baker spent a lot of time together on set, especially during the Empire production. It was Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 who traveled alone to the planet of Dagobah to meet Master Jedi Yoda. And throughout the original trilogy, R2 was often seen as Luke's loyal companion. »

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Kenny Baker, Who Originated R2-D2 in Star Wars, Has Died at 81

13 August 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After battling a long unnamed illness, Kenny Baker has reportedly died. The actor, who originated the role of R2-D2 in George Lucas' Star Wars franchise, was just two weeks shy of his 82nd birthday when he passed away, his family confirmed to the BBC. His agent Johnny Mans told the BBC that the actor had been ill for a couple of years, and had been cared for by his nephew. Born in Birmingham, England, Baker lived in Preston. A father of two, his wife, Eileen, died in 1993. She was also an actress, co-starring with him in the 1997 film Wombling Free. »

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Kenny Baker, R2-D2 in Star Wars, Passes Away at 83

13 August 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The entire galaxy is in mourning today as one beloved member of the original Star Wars universe has passed away. Kenny Baker, perhaps best known as the man inside R2-D2, succumbed to a lengthy illness. He was 83 years old at the time of his passing. Baker's niece Abigail Shield was the first to report the news, telling this to The Guardian.

"It was expected, but it's sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life."

Standing at 3-foot, 8-inches, Kenny Baker was one of the few actors capable of fitting inside the body of droid R2-D2, which needed someone to bring the practical character to life back in 1977. He was fully credited as one of the main cast members in the original movie Star Wars: A New Hope, and would return for the next two installments in the first trilogy, 1980's Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi, »

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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

13 August 2016 6:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

See Also: Read the Flickering Myth Reactions to Doctor Strange, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Assassin’s Creed, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Kong: Skull Island and more

On Thursday, Disney and Lucasfilm released the second trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, December’s hotly-anticipated first standalone movie set in the galaxy far, far away [check out the trailer here if you want to watch it again]. Our writing team was overwhelmingly blown away by the first teaser, but has that excitement carried over to the main trailer? Here’s our reaction…

Chris Cooper: This really gives me the feeling that it’s Star Wars made by people who grew up with it. We get all the props and the right look, but with a new style. A style that at several points here looks stunning. Jyn facing down a Tie. The eclipse. How the Star Destroyers are shot. Beautiful. Really looking forward to this.

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- Gary Collinson

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Riz Ahmed discusses his character Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

10 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to arrive on Thursday [watch a teaser here], Riz Ahmed has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about his character Bodhi Rook, a former Imperial pilot who has defected to the Rebellion.

“A character like Bodhi is not born into the life of a soldier,” states Ahmed. “He’s a pilot working for the Empire, doing his job, getting on with it. But when you put ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, it can freak them out. It can inspire deep passions. So I’m gonna defend Bodhi.”

“Everyone in this Star Wars movie has got quite a complex past”, he continues. “They have a lot of baggage and history to it. That’s part of what makes it an interesting, nuanced movie. It’s taking characters with interesting backgrounds, whether it’s warrior monks, or ex-assassins, or long-distance truck drivers, and you’re assembling this pack of misfits. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch a teaser for the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

10 August 2016 2:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the full trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to arrive tomorrow, Lucasfilm has given us a brief hint at what’s to come with a brief, fifteen second teaser which includes a few new shots of the Rebel group in action, along with the new U-Wing starfighter. Check it out here…

See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards discusses the planet Jedha, a “holy land” for followers of the Force

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

See Also: Follow all of our Star Wars coverage here

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that »

- Gary Collinson

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards discusses the planet Jedha, a “holy land” for followers of the Force

9 August 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a new trailer set to arrive this week, Gareth Edwards has been speaking to Entertainment Weekly about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with the director offering up some insight into the planet Jedha, which is set to feature heavily in the film and is described as a “holy land” for those who follow the Force.

“The Force is basically in Star Wars like a religion, and they’re losing their faith in the period that we start the movie,” states Edwards. “We were trying to find a physical location we could go to that would speak to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing. It got embodied in this place we called Jedha.”

“It’s a place where people who believe in the Force would go on a pilgrimage,” he continues. “It was essentially taken over by the Empire. »

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Lego unveils Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sets

9 August 2016 2:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a new trailer set to arrive this Thursday, we now have our first look at the upcoming range of Lego Star Wars sets for December’s hotly-anticipated Anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; check out the official promotional images here…

Sorry. Images Removed By Request. Seems They Were Leaked Early.Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

See Also: Follow all of our Star Wars coverage here

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets »

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It’s Maui Time in Extended Olympics TV Spot For Disney’s ‘Moana’

8 August 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If you happened to be tuned into the Olympics last night, you saw a new extended TV spot for the Dwayne Johnson-led Moana, and now Disney Animation has released it online. Their newest venture after the colossal success of Zootopia follows the titular Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), who sails with her hero and companion, the demi-god Maui (Johnson) to a legendary island using her navigational skills. Dwayne looks to play the sweet, goofy, shape-shifting Maui well, hitting a nice counter-note to the brave, venturous Moana to make the perfect pairing.

It promises to be a touching, rousing adventure that should continue Disney Animation’s winning streak, especially in the hands of long-time Disney writer-directors Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin). See the extended TV spot below, along with character photos, for the film that also stars Alan Tudyk, Jermaine Clement, and Nicole Scherzinger.

Dwayne Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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New trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arriving on Thursday

7 August 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Disney and Lucasfilm are gearing up to kickstart their promotional push for December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with Lucasfilm announcing via Twitter that a brand new trailer for the Anthology movie is set to debut on Thursday during coverage of the Olympics in Rio.

See the premiere of the new #RogueOne trailer during Olympic coverage this Thursday. pic.twitter.com/xkQIIvoYu3

Star Wars (@starwars) August 7, 2016

A promo spot for the trailer was captured by Twitter user @AdotGif…

New #StarWars #RogueOne trailer this Thursday during #Rio2016 #Olympics Won't feature my cat's meow… #sorry pic.twitter.com/f7ARfvKDFo

— Gif (@AdotGif) August 7, 2016

At this point, it’s unclear whether this will be the same trailer that was shown to fans at Star Wars Celebration last month (which was brief and featured a lot of footage from the first teaser, but did include the first glimpse of »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Star Wars – More production problems for Rogue One, Star Wars TV series, Han Solo trilogy and more

7 August 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Star Wars is back – and it’s another bumper edition. We’ve got the latest on production issues for Rogue One, a possible TV series, a rumoured Han Solo movie and more…

We’ll kick things off this week with more news on production issues for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [which got its first TV spot that you can watch here]. You may recall there was a lot of rumours a couple of months ago [read all about that here], and now The Hollywood Reporter are saying Tony Gilroy – was brought on by Disney during the reshoots earlier this year (which he had done for Edwards on Godzilla) – is supervising the edit of the movie. Edwards is still involved in post-production, with the site’s source reportedly stating that: “There are not two separate editing rooms; they are all in there with their ideas. Tony’s a strong force, but they’re all working together.” Now, its not uncommon for directors »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Star Confirms Rogue One Cameo

6 August 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Do not proceed if you don't want to be spoiled on one of the exciting cameos Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will bring to the big screen this December. Though, this is one surprise you may already be aware of, as it was pretty much revealed by eagle-eyed fans who attended Star Wars Celebration 2016. LucasFilm and Disney released a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel from this first standalone Star Wars spin-off during the big event. And if you looked close enough, you would have spotted a very familiar face looming around in the background, though he was mostly obscured by a camera.

The 'he' in question is none other than Princess Leia Organa's adoptive father Bail Organa, played by the beloved TV and movie icon Jimmy Smits. The character was first introduced in the prequel trilogy, showing up onscreen in the second entry, 2002's Attack of the Clones. He would later »

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Jimmy Smits reprising the role of Bail Organa for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

6 August 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw from the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that Genevieve O’Reilly will be reprising her role as Mon Mothma from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we can officially add another returning cast member from the Prequel Trilogy.

Jimmy Smits, who played Princess Leia’s adoptive father Bail Organa in both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, has confirmed to CBS’ The Talk that he will be back for Rogue One, stating: “Can you say the word ‘cameo’? Can you say the words ‘small part’?”

See Also: Why Disney’s firm grip on Star Wars is choking the life out of Rogue One

There had been speculation surrounding Smits’ possible return following the release of the sizzle reel during last month’s Star Wars Celebration, where he »

- Gary Collinson

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