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03.13.2015

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Besides the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON clip, a piece of concept art for the Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars spin-off film ROGUE ONE was also shown during the Disney shareholder meeting yesterday. While the image hasn't been leaked (yet), multiple descriptions of the art work have surfaced online.

Stitch Kingdom says the image "was very dark and done in greens, so it evoked the idea that it was being done under the cloak of night," and it featured "dozens of figures in fatigues" who seemed to be "storming something with a strange helicopterish vehicle (open on the sides) in the background, releasing more troops." According to the site it looked like to concept art for a video game, saying it “screamed Halo to me.”

/Film asked LA Times reporter Daniel Miller if the figures looked more like Rebel Alliance fighters or a group of bounty hunters, and he replied “Neither. They were masked but not whimsical looking like those bounty hunters (I realize whimsy & mercenaries don’t go together).” Miller also described the concept art as "gritty" with "many armored, soldier-like persons" and "tough-looking vehicles." What are your thoughts on these ROGUE ONE concept art descriptions?

ROGUE ONE is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2016.

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7:18PM on 03/13/2015
I was actually crossing my fingers that the first spinoff wouldn't be a Han or Boba/ Bounty Hunters movie. Not that those couldn't be good, its just been done before and SW has such a large universe. This movie excites me now. I would love to see a SW movie about the squadron and just normal people, more of a scifi battle movie. They can have a Jedi cameo or something, but the norms are people too!
I was actually crossing my fingers that the first spinoff wouldn't be a Han or Boba/ Bounty Hunters movie. Not that those couldn't be good, its just been done before and SW has such a large universe. This movie excites me now. I would love to see a SW movie about the squadron and just normal people, more of a scifi battle movie. They can have a Jedi cameo or something, but the norms are people too!
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12:57PM on 03/13/2015

Why hasn't there been a Halo movie?

Seriously. Halo needs to happen.
Seriously. Halo needs to happen.
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12:04PM on 03/13/2015
Sounds like Band of Brothers meets Star Wars. I'm in!
Sounds like Band of Brothers meets Star Wars. I'm in!
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10:23AM on 03/13/2015

I'm for Rogue One, but shareholders now decide the fate Star Wars, it's fans & audiences you should worry about

Yes, who better than a bunch of rich Disney shareholders to decide the best course of action regarding Star Wars. Talk negative about George Lucas all you want, but this is the worry I felt when Disney bought Lucasfilm, an empire telling the story of a galaxy controlled by an empire.
That said, I'm liking the idea of Rogue One directed by Gareth Edwards. His visual style is wonder to watch.
Yes, who better than a bunch of rich Disney shareholders to decide the best course of action regarding Star Wars. Talk negative about George Lucas all you want, but this is the worry I felt when Disney bought Lucasfilm, an empire telling the story of a galaxy controlled by an empire.
That said, I'm liking the idea of Rogue One directed by Gareth Edwards. His visual style is wonder to watch.
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12:28PM on 03/13/2015
You don't think Twentieth Century Fox didn't have shareholder meetings back in the 1970's? Moviemaking has always been about selling potential product to shareholders and investors. That's just an unfortunate reality of trying to make a piece of art that costs several million dollars.

This sounds similar to all the bellyaching that went down when Disney bought Marvel. Look how that turned out.
You don't think Twentieth Century Fox didn't have shareholder meetings back in the 1970's? Moviemaking has always been about selling potential product to shareholders and investors. That's just an unfortunate reality of trying to make a piece of art that costs several million dollars.

This sounds similar to all the bellyaching that went down when Disney bought Marvel. Look how that turned out.
1:05PM on 03/13/2015
Yeah like Stratburst said, this isn't exactly the ONLY studio that has shareholder meetings. And who said anything about them "deciding" the future of Star Wars? That's kind of silly.

I think fans and audiences will be just fine. Not to take a shot at WB/DC, but look at how they released their slate of movies - on a single piece of paper with absolutely no pomp or circumstance whatsoever. It was just so....corporate. Compare that with this, where concept art was shown for Rogue One, a
Yeah like Stratburst said, this isn't exactly the ONLY studio that has shareholder meetings. And who said anything about them "deciding" the future of Star Wars? That's kind of silly.

I think fans and audiences will be just fine. Not to take a shot at WB/DC, but look at how they released their slate of movies - on a single piece of paper with absolutely no pomp or circumstance whatsoever. It was just so....corporate. Compare that with this, where concept art was shown for Rogue One, a synopsis was released for the spin-off and there was an official press release for Rian Johnson's Episode 8, PLUS they also showed off an exclusive clip from Age of Ultron.

All those things tell me that this is still all about the fans, first and foremost. WB/DC could probably take a few pointers from Marvel and Disney in that department.
10:16AM on 03/13/2015

Saving Private Luke?

Sounds like it's Star Wars by way of Saving Private Ryan, or like Starship Troopers without the bugs
Sounds like it's Star Wars by way of Saving Private Ryan, or like Starship Troopers without the bugs
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10:13AM on 03/13/2015
Whats everybody's obsession with bounty hunters? I would be happy if the spin off has nothing to do with them.
Whats everybody's obsession with bounty hunters? I would be happy if the spin off has nothing to do with them.
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10:03AM on 03/13/2015

Guys. READ the article

Neither of those pics are the concept art shown. Thats just cnmcept art from video games that are placeholders for the article. Only A concept art was shown and it was only shown to investors.
Neither of those pics are the concept art shown. Thats just cnmcept art from video games that are placeholders for the article. Only A concept art was shown and it was only shown to investors.
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10:20AM on 03/13/2015
Yeah I got that. Lol! Personally I'm just saying the first pic is immersive and that it would be awesome to see something like that on screen.
Yeah I got that. Lol! Personally I'm just saying the first pic is immersive and that it would be awesome to see something like that on screen.
9:46AM on 03/13/2015
Makes me wonder whether the helmeted guys on the bottom pic are rebels or a variant of Stormtroopers. The old Jedi guy looks badass, but is he a Jedi? Jedi and Stormtroopers don't seem likely to go along well after the Clone Troopers' betrayal.
Makes me wonder whether the helmeted guys on the bottom pic are rebels or a variant of Stormtroopers. The old Jedi guy looks badass, but is he a Jedi? Jedi and Stormtroopers don't seem likely to go along well after the Clone Troopers' betrayal.
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9:43AM on 03/13/2015
Oh man that top pic is so immersive. Star Wars does WWII. Would go nuts if something like that ends up on screen (so long as real locations are used of course). So exciting to imagine how these movies will evolve as each director puts his own spin on it.
Oh man that top pic is so immersive. Star Wars does WWII. Would go nuts if something like that ends up on screen (so long as real locations are used of course). So exciting to imagine how these movies will evolve as each director puts his own spin on it.
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