This October will bring the end of Star Wars Rebels, and with it comes many loose ends being tied up, and storylines that’ll lead into Rogue One. During the most recent trailer, a very particular name got dropped, Director Orson Krennic, who was the true mastermind behind the Death Star. This was dropped by Tarkin in a conversation with Grand Admiral Thrawn, the former of whom noted that Krennic’s plan for “Stardust” seemed more reliable than Thrawn’s new fighter.
Remember a movie called Rogue One? Soon you’ll be able to boost the Star Wars Rebellion tabletop game with the Rise of the Empire expansion — which for the most part adds Rogue One characters and elements to the game. Oddly it isn’t called “the Rogue One expansion” even though it is essentially this. Jabba is thrown in and he didn’t appear in the movie, but other than that, the main purpose of this pack is to allow the latest big-screen characters to join your next RPG sesh.
Because Star Wars Rogue One is set between the prequels and A New Hope, you knew that there had to be connecting tissue to help show that this was an “out there” story, especially since it dealt with the Death Star plans. However, fans were very surprised by how many classing Star Wars characters showed up. Yet, for writer Gary Whitta, not all the cameos were worth it to him.
Rogue One was a hit by every definition of the word, yet there’s a mystery that still surrounds it in regards to cut footage. It’s widely known that the film underwent reshoots, and as such, footage was lost. Yet, a lot of that footage was used in trailers to build up hype for the film. Which confused the audience when it didn’t appear in the main film.
Star Wars: Rogue One will be crossing over into home video formats starting next month. Disney announced today that the spinoff tale would debut in digital form March 24, and physical disc media 11 days later on April 4, and upon this news, they released the full list of special features.
Rogue One did a lot of things to try and tie it into not only what happened in the prequel films, but also what was about to happen in A New Hope. As fans who saw the movie now know, Rogue One took place mere days (in the the context of when the “mission” happened) before A New Hope was to take place.
One of the biggest things going into Star Wars: Rogue One was that we all knew the reports about it having numerous reshoots. Usually, reshoots are taken as a bad thing, as it means something is “wrong” with the film. Yet, it’s hard to deny that the final cut was loved by fans and critics alike. Reports have been coming out about how the end of the film was drastically changed over time, but what might surprise, is that Rogue One’s beginning was changed even more.
It was another good Christmas for that time long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Box Office Mojo has Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a new prequel to the 1977 original, reaching over $64 million for the holiday weekend. It easily topped the box office against all the competition for the holiday season. Plus, it earned $96 million for the four-day weekend. This brings Rogue One’s total domestic take to $318 million worldwide.
Rogue One had a massive debut at the box officer this weekend, be sure to read our review, and made $150 million dollars in the US alone. Add that to the critical and fan praise, and this film was a hit all around.
From its announcement, Rogue One was a very curious film. Set before Star Wars: A New Hope, the film would reveal how the Rebels got their hands on the Death Star plans that truly kicked off the saga. But one had to wonder, just how far would it go with its story? How much would it tie into the prequels and the original trilogy? Would it hold up, even though most of these characters are not mentioned in the remaining films? The answer is yes, yes it does.
In Star Wars: A New Hope, the whole basis for the Rebel attack on the Death Star is that a group of spies and soldiers stole the plans for the space station. Rogue One is the story of the group that did the deed itself, and the struggles that came with getting them. However, during a Q&A, documented by ComicBookResources.com. The one who actually stole the Death Star plans was apparently director Garreth Edwards.
Star Wars is a vast franchise, but none of it would’ve been possible without George Lucas starting it all off. And despite the hate he’s received from some fans in regards to the prequel films, he’s still a respected man by the other filmmakers who are now working and exploring his universe with their own work. As a result, Lucas gets an early look at the films when they’re made, and when they’re finished. This includes standalone installment of the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which comes out in two weeks. Gareth Edwards recently appeared on French TV, and he discussed his experience meeting and speaking to the iconic Star Wars creator and filmmaker. When he got to the set, he gave director Gareth Edwards some advice. The key one? “He said, don’t screw it up,” said Edwards as ComicBook.com reveals