'Star Wars: Rogue One' gets an Honest Trailer

”Enjoy one of the most beautiful Star Wars films to date—that feels like the world’s biggest budget fan film.” Read the rest

Diego Luna shares a touching post about the importance of his Rogue One accent

As Cassian Andor in Rogue One, Mexican actor Diego Luna decided to use his natural accent rather than adopt an American or British one. And that fact was particularly meaningful for one fan and her Mexican father. Tumblr user riveralwaysknew wrote a touching post about her father, which Luna himself shared on Twitter, noting, “I got emotional reading this!”

The post reads:

I took my father to see Rogue One today. I’ve wanted to take him for a while. I wanted my Mexican father, with his thick Mexican accent, to experience what it was like to see a hero in a blockbuster film, speak the way he does. And although I wasn’t sure if it was going to resonate with him, I took him anyway. When Diego Luna’s character came on screen and started speaking, my dad nudged me and said, “he has a heavy accent.” I was like, “Yup.” When the film was over and we were walking to the car, he turns to me and says, “did you notice that he had an accent?” And I said, “Yeah dad, just like yours.” Then my dad asked me if the film had made a lot of money. I told him it was the second highest grossing film of 2016 despite it only being out for 18 days in 2016 (since new year just came around). He then asked me if people liked the film, I told him that it had a huge following online and great reviews.

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Rogue One’s Director Krennic loves his Death Star in this delightful cartoon

In just three panels, Eisner Award winning illustrator and writer Faith Erin Hicks captures the special relationship between Rogue One’s Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his beloved Death Star:

Hacks writes, "Director Krennic works so hard and no one appreciates him. At least he has his precious Death Star baby."

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See 46 shots that were cut from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Vashi Nedomansky cut together 46 shots that were seen in the various trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but didn't make the final film.

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Rogue One is good

In the first act, we visit planet after planet without any sense of place or structure. I almost tuned out in fear of ending up at BOOP CHOWBAH, IMPERIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT MOON. But once the Death Star fires its first shot, we're off to the races: Rogue One is fast, focused action sci-fi given space to get its hands dirtier than usual Star Wars stuff.

Yet it so loves and respects that universe, treating it with great reverence. In particular, I loved how the "primitive" computer displays of the original Star Wars era were convincingly upgraded into an intentional UI aesthetic. Now the 1977 original looks like a faithful low-budget sequel to a beloved classic. Read the rest

Kumail Nanjiani tweets about Rogue One and the importance of representation

In this spoiler-free Twitter thread, comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani explains why Rogue One's diverse cast—and especially fellow Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed—meant so much to him:

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'Star Wars Rebels' Ghost may be in 'Rogue One'

Fans looking for tie-ins between the various Star Wars properties spotted a ship that looks an awful lot like the Lothal rebels "Ghost" at :07. Read the rest

Rogue One: a bunch of character posters

The new Star Wars film, Rogue One has released a bunch of new character posters today. You can download them here.

Brand new character posters from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY are here!

Featuring Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), with Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), these posters are now available to share with your readers.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is in U.S. theaters December 16 in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D!

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Watch: Darth Vader returns in new Star Wars 'Rogue One' trailer

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' finally has a new trailer, and the Gareth Edwards-directed feature stars Darth Vader himself. This trailer is the first we've seen of him since Revenge of the Sith (2005).

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