'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is arriving imminently, following the stand-alone story of Jyn Erso as she joins Rebel forces in a bid to help them destroy the plans for the Death Star. In a series of new featureets, Felicity Jones, along with director Gareth Edwards, opened up about how they created Jyn; a vulnerable, strong, stubborn and trouble-making hero; and Diego Luna explored his significance in the film as Captain Cassian Andor. It's an experience that posed many challenges for the actors, given the neverending amount of themes and emotions with the difference scenes.
The crew took some of the movie to Canary Wharf.
It's normally fairly easy to spot a movie set going on away from a studio if it's not in the wilderness, but we'll bet you didn't know that scenes from the upcoming 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' was actually shot in Canary Wharf in London.
Felicity Jones stars in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
It seems that Hollywood are increasingly incorporating elements of Britain into their movies, and it's not just about the actors and the directors. More and more film crews are being taken under America's enormous wing for major blockbusters, and Britain is also quite iconic for its movie settings - the latest being business district Canary Wharf.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a standalone Star Wars film which acts as an important subplot to the original 1977 movie 'A New Hope'. In the man film, Luke and his uncle take ownership of a droid sold to them and as Luke cleans the droid up he hears a section of a message left for someone called Obi-Wan Kenobi pleading for his help. Luke decides to find the only man he knows by the name of Kenobi and his mission turns into the story we all know.
The data on R2-D2 memory is the story of Rouge One. The Rebel Alliance are aware that the Galactic Empire are building a humongous super machine capable of destroy vast areas of space and one of their rebel fighters might just hold the key to more information than she knows.
Jin Erso is a loyal member of the Alliance though she often acts as a lone rebel and takes risks greater than her superiors would like. When a fraction of the Alliance learns that Erso's father played a crucial role in building the device she knows that she must track him down.
The Galaxy is on the brink of a major war being won by dangerous rulers and only a few fighters stand between the Emperor and his unrelenting army which is constantly surging peaceful plants. The destruction and invasion of any planet who won't agree to the Empire's stringent regulations is all but destroyed.
Jyn Erso is one such rebel fighter who is willing to go to any lengths to fulfil her mission, often landing her in trouble with her seniors but her independent demeanour means that she might be a perfect candidate for an imperative mission - the failure of which could mean the end of the galaxy as its citizens know.
Jyn and a small team of fellow rebels must steal plans for the Emperor's newest and deadliest weapon, The Death Star.
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We still have a rather long wait before the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but the film makers have just created a fantastic sizzle reel which takes viewers behind the scenes to see exactly what's been going on whilst shooting one of the movies of 2016.
Some of the footage (seeing Stormtroopers walking through the ocean) makes for surreal viewing but it has most certainly whetted the appetites of the majority of Star Wars fans.
British director Gareth Edwards explains how Star Wars: A New Hope is one of his favourite films and even though the stories are slightly intertwined, it's a careful balancing act of trying to be respectful to the movie it's so closely related to whilst also trying to offer the viewers a truly original and exciting piece of film making.
Felicity Jones is the only confirmed cast member for 'Rogue One'.
Director Gareth Edwards used the Star Wars celebration on Sunday to premiere a concept reel to preview the mysterious new movie Rogue One. The film is one of a series of new films exploring other stories outside the core saga.
Felicity Jones is the only confirmed cast member for Rogue One
"For more than 1,000 generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire," a voiceover read in the concept reel.
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Plot details about the anthology film were revealed at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim over the weekend.
More details have been revealed about the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One, which will star Felicity Jones and is being directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards. The director revealed more details about the film’s plot during a special panel, held on the final day of the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California.
Felicity Jones will star in the spin-off
Edwards revealed that the film will focus on a Death Star heist, a piece of info which was later confirmed by the official Star Wars Twitter page who wrote, ‘A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One.’
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Godzilla has barley finished trampling America’s box offices and the gargantuan daikaiju is still to wreak havoc over in China and Japan – a huge market, especially given the origins of the franchise. But Warner Bros. and Legendary are already thinking about what a sequel could do, and they obviously think it could do plenty as one is in the works.
Gareth Edwards’ effort, which sees Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanbe, Juliette Binoche and Bryan Cranston head a stellar cast, has already made $200m worldwide making it 2014’s biggest opener so far. Sure, ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ and ‘Transformers: Extinction’ will likely ensure ‘Godzilla’ doesn’t finish the year with that mantle, but it’s an encouraging start for a film that was, for a while mentioned with apprehension.
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Akira Takarada's 7th Godzilla appearance was denied by the strict editing process
Following a set of strong reviews, and with a stellar name behind it, ‘Godzilla’ is set to stomp on the competition this weekend to reign supreme at the box office. But director Gareth Edwards still has regrets, namely the cutting of Akira Takarada’s cameo in the movie.
Takarada starred in the original, 1954 movie, but his involvement in the Godzilla franchise actually stretches to six appearances in total, as the monster remains one of the most rebooted characters in cinema.
Not a disaster of a disaster movie
Gareth Edwards’ ‘Godzilla’ was facing an uphill struggle from the day it was announced. The iconic Japanese tale has been tinkered with so many times, many fail to excavate the original themes Ishirō Honda's 1954 film did in making the daikaiju a piece of pop culture iconography.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in 'Godzilla'
But with Cranston on board and some shiny new technology adding a modern sheen to the franchise, the critics have found something to love with the latest reboot. Edwards hasn’t created a classic, or even sculpted his own with borrowed tools, but he has manufactured a solid springtime blockbuster while navigating the tricky landscape that comes with a pre-established and firmly embedded lore.
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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is arriving imminently, following the stand-alone story of Jyn...
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a standalone Star Wars film which acts as...
The Galaxy is on the brink of a major war being won by dangerous rulers...