Entertainment 'Star Wars' enters 'grittier' new chapter with 'Rogue One' premiere
Why Donald Trump supporters are boycotting Star Wars
According to boycotters the ending of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was reshot to undermine President-elect Donald Trump."Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film," Iger said to the Hollywood Reporter. "There are no political statements in it, at all." He added that he was "very proud" of the diversity of the cast but that, too, was "not a political statement, at all.
With a new band of rebels and a high-stakes journey, Star Wars ushered in a new chapter on Saturday by bringing a galaxy far, far away to the heart of Hollywood for the Rogue One premiere.
The disturbing truth in Star Wars’ new movie Rogue One: “Its plot lines are actually based in our reality”
The latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One introduces us to a new droid K-2SO that is the robotic lead of the story. Without giving away too many spoilers, K-2SO is part of the Rebellion freedom fighter group that are tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star, the infamous moon-sized battle station from the original Star Wars movie.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is the first standalone film in Disney's Star Wars reboot. It stars a brand new cast in a storyline that does not follow the third trilogy that started with last year's hit, The Force Awakens.
Ben Mendelsohn, who plays Imperial Commander Orson Krennic, described Rogue One as "the really tough cousin" to previous Star Wars films.
"People are going to understand exactly where it lives in the Star Wars world and timeline, and I feel like this is a much grittier, harder-edged film and it really packs a hell of a wallop," Mendelsohn told Reuters on the red carpet, which featured a life-size Rebel Alliance X-Wing jet.
Rogue One, in theatres on Dec. 16, follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), the daughter of a weapons specialist who has been in hiding under another name for years. Her fate is quickly tied in with Rebel Alliance pilot Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, and Imperial pilot Bodhi Rook, played by Riz Ahmed, who defects from the dark side.
Rogue One star's iconic Star Wars line fears
Felicity Jones has admitted she felt nerves as she prepared to deliver one of Star Wars’ most iconic lines. The British actor stars in the series' newest film, Rogue One, as Jyn Erso - a Rebel Alliance recruit who is asked to join a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.Rogue One takes place between Episode III and Episode IV, and is the first of three planned spin-off films based on the Star Wars universe.Speaking at the film's premiere at the Tate Modern in London, Jones told Sky News she felt trepidation as she prepared to say "May the Force be with you" on set.
The trio band together with more rebels to fight the evil Darth Vader's plans for intergalactic domination.
Star Wars Prequel ‘Rogue One’ Thrills Audience at World Premiere
The force took over Hollywood on Saturday night as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” premiered to wild applause at the Pantages Theatre. Celebrities and fans cheered throughout the end credits of the film, which has a running time of 2 hours and 18 minutes.Some observers in the crowd remarked afterward how surprisingly action packed and beautiful the film looked. Others noted how much they liked the new characters in the prequel, which opens next Friday.“It was excellent,” said fan Chris Cannole. “The new characters and story lines really engaged me.
Jones described Erso as "a bit of a tomboy", saying she had prepare intensely for the role's physical demands.
"I had to be in the gym for far too long, which I have to say is not enjoyable. But for the sake of Star Wars, I was prepared to do it," she said.
The movie explores the journey preceding the events that launched George Lucas' intergalactic saga with 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
The audience at Hollywood's Pantages Theater were among the first to see the full movie, and cheered as homages and references were made to the previous films.
The diverse cast boasts Mexican actor Luna, British-Pakistani actor Ahmed, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and Chinese actors Donnie Yen and Wen Jiang.
"All my friends ... said 'We're so excited for you. You're the first Chinese actor that's going to be in the 'Star Wars' universe,' and everything just dawned on me," Yen said.
"This is history-making here, so I'm so glad that I'm standing here in front of the camera."
NASA Hunts for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Planets .
Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered outside of the solar system, including some that might resemble the icy, desert and water-covered worlds that are seen in the fictional "Star Wars" universe. Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers have discovered a Saturn-size planet called Kepler-16b, which is located 200 light-years from Earth and orbits two suns — just like Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine. Because of this striking resemblance, astronomers nicknamed the real-life exoplanet "Tatooine.
New Images for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Released
The latest wave of photos for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' has given fans a closer look at some the more human and, in certain cases, menacing aspects of ...