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    Star Wars: Rogue One Discussion Thread

    Cast and crew announced:

    http://www.starwars.com/news/rogue-o...crew-announced

    Maybe not to the same degree as Episode VII, but I'm looking forward to this flick.

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    I hope they will put more color into the movie. The cast photo looks so gray/brown and generic to me it could be Killjoys or Dark Matter the movie. Otherwise I love who they've cast and the suggested plot points I've heard sound fun.
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    The cast they've assembled is phenomenal. Hoping for some non-human characters. You know, this is Star Wars. In terms of the story, it’s pretty much the opening crawl of A New Hope. It apparently takes place a week or mere days before the original. Basically, it’s a prequel to ANH. Word is Vader may make an appearance.

    I like the new subtitle. Before it was Anthology. Now it’s "A Star Wars Story". I think all the "spin-offs" are going with that subtitle. It makes it clear to the audience that they're standalone, independent SW films, and it also gives them a fairy tale quality:


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    As a HUGE SW fan, I am pumped for all this new material!!!

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    First Trailer is up:


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    Itis a very cool trailer, however I'm a little bit worried that Disney may worn out SW to an exhausting level. Movie looks ok, it is interesting, I particularly don't like prequels (specially if done several decades later with a difference in newer technology improvements) but I like seeing references to EU and what seems to be a very fast cameo from Darth Vader as well.
    It seems as well that from being only 2 women in the whole universe from ANH, now all upcoming SW are going to be with a female main lead character. Rey did it fine in TFA, I'm not quite sure about Jyn Erso though, it looked quite corny, or very repetitive Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent kind of character.
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    I just watched that teaser and I didn't see a single Bothan anywhere, alive or dead. So much for many Bothan's dying
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    Aren't the Bothans a reference to Death Star II's plans, with this film being about Death Star I's plans?

    Not that Bothans couldn't have been around dying for both...

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    I thought Bothans died in every attempt to capture plans for any doomsday weapon in the Star Wars Universe.

    It isn't a foolproof plan unless many Bothans die
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsfang View Post
    I just watched that teaser and I didn't see a single Bothan anywhere, alive or dead. So much for many Bothan's dying
    Big media manhandling galactic history again...

    Seriously, I don't get all the fuzz anymore. Even when trying to stick to the "look" of the original movie, this to me has nothing that feels like the "Star Wars" I grew up with. Maybe even LESS than TFA had. It's just another typical, modern action movie using designs, motifs and characters from one of the classic films of the last century. It's "Star Wars" in name only. My love for this franchise has grown cold as a TIE-fighterpilot ejected from his exploding ship into deep space long ago...
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    Trailer looks amazing!
    Love seeing the classic Star Destroyers, X-Wings and StormTroopers.
    And Mon Mothma, I never thought I'd be so excited to see Mon Mothma. I'm pretty sure its the same actress from EpIII as well. I wonder if they'll show her leaving Yavin IV at some point in the film to explain why she's not there in EpIV.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanen View Post
    Movie looks ok, it is interesting, I particularly don't like prequels (specially if done several decades later with a difference in newer technology improvements) but I like seeing references to EU and what seems to be a very fast cameo from Darth Vader as well.
    Vader is confirmed for this film, but I'm not so sure if thats him in the trailer. The figure doesn't look broad enough and the head/helmet shape doesn't look right IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsfang View Post
    I just watched that teaser and I didn't see a single Bothan anywhere, alive or dead. So much for many Bothan's dying
    That was the second Death Star, this one is about the first.
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    This looks AMAZING! I'm very excited with what we were shown! Old school feel for sure. Looks like Disney will be 2 for 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13977 View Post
    Vader is confirmed for this film, but I'm not so sure if thats him in the trailer. The figure doesn't look broad enough and the head/helmet shape doesn't look right IMO.
    You are correct, it actually could be the Emperor, since the Imperial Guards are there as well in that fast cameo.
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    My biggest issue with this film is not that it is Star Wars (tho that doesn't help) but is mostly the director Gareth Edwards because his last 2 movies Monsters and Godzilla have left me with zero respect for him as a film maker and even less faith that he can deliver a decent film.

    I mean this is the guy who made the Godzilla movie in which Godzilla had the least amount of screen time (8 min out of 2hrs 3mins) and filled the rest of the movie with the most cliched, cookie cutter, bland, emotionless melodrama it has ever been my displeasure to view

    This means that Gareth Edwards is one director where if I see his name attached to it my response is "Nope, nope, no, no way, not going to see it, no no no, negative and NOPE"
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    I dunno enough about Edwards (Godzilla could have been better). That said I thought the Godzilla stuff was staged and presented well, so maybe with the right script?

    Cautiously optimistic, I guess.

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    Hmmm...I like it. I like O.G. Stormtroopers, AT-ATs, Imperial Guards and Sandtroopers. So, visually I am all set. I just hope the story can hold up. And no Jedi! Unless Vader comes along and kills them in epic battles. Something to restore Vader's damaged image from his youngling-killing days...
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    Yep Disney is going to run SW into ground, much like the glut of Marvel/DC movies anymore, at first I was into the Marvel stuff, but anymore its just the same thing over and over again with a different superhero. not saying they are terrible films but I have almost no interest in them anymore, never saw Avengers 2, Thor 2, Captain 2, Ant Man, etc.... just too much, only interested in the Daredevil series anymore from Marvel. Give me Bill Bixby and Michael Keaton any day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanen View Post
    Itis a very cool trailer, however I'm a little bit worried that Disney may worn out SW to an exhausting level. Movie looks ok, it is interesting, I particularly don't like prequels (specially if done several decades later with a difference in newer technology improvements) but I like seeing references to EU and what seems to be a very fast cameo from Darth Vader as well.
    It seems as well that from being only 2 women in the whole universe from ANH, now all upcoming SW are going to be with a female main lead character. Rey did it fine in TFA, I'm not quite sure about Jyn Erso though, it looked quite corny, or very repetitive Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent kind of character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13977 View Post
    Vader is confirmed for this film, but I'm not so sure if thats him in the trailer. The figure doesn't look broad enough and the head/helmet shape doesn't look right IMO.
    Hayden Christensen didn't look right in the suit either so who knows.
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    good looking trailer and another female lead...that's cool, guess. SJWPs 4tW?

    I want to see an Ewoks movie, now. Maybe a buddy comedy with C3PO and R2. Better yet a classy musical with kicklining Jedi and Siths, singing
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnktrk View Post
    I want to see an Ewoks movie, now. Maybe a buddy comedy with C3PO and R2. Better yet a classy musical with kicklining Jedi and Siths, singing
    "Who has the FORCE!
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    That already exists. It's called The Star Wars Christmas Special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    That already exists. It's called The Star Wars Christmas Special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnktrk View Post
    I want to see an Ewoks movie, now.
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    Sometimes, I think they are going a bit too much out of their way to make everything very multicultural.

    I'll probably see it opening day, but I have have a feeling it might just be an average popcorn film.

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    I think the trailer looks outstanding.

    Episode 7 was IMO good but not great for many reasons but this film just seems like it's going to better in every way. It's not going to be tied down with old characters and HUGE expectations like Ep 7 was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsfang View Post
    I mean this is the guy who made the Godzilla movie in which Godzilla had the least amount of screen time (8 min out of 2hrs 3mins) and filled the rest of the movie with the most cliched, cookie cutter, bland, emotionless melodrama it has ever been my displeasure to view
    This is a huge worry for me as well. Godzilla was a terrible movie, imo, and I am surprised that Edwards even landed this job.

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    Sometimes, I think they are going a bit too much out of their way to make everything very multicultural.

    I'll probably see it opening day, but I have have a feeling it might just be an average popcorn film.
    Of course, this is Disney - where White Males are the biggest minority ever.



    As for the preview, I could go either way with it... my biggest gripe is that this movie will essentially erase my all-time favorite Star Wars character from the SW Universe. That is a hard pill to swallow considering it would have been just as easy to keep his story intact - and actually feature him in the movie! Instead he will be replaced by another female lead for no real apparent reason...

    But, that is all I'm going to say about that... I'm not going to start up the whole EU debate again!
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    We are getting the SW EU from now in film also, and this is the first entry. I am beyond excited. I’m weirdly more excited for this than I was for TFA. Does anyone else feel like that? There is an old-school feeling here that even TFA didn’t have. I can’t put my finger on it. The shot with the Star Destroyers and the dish being put in place on the Death Star looks exceptional.

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