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The final season of Star Wars: Rebels won't feature the Battle of Scarif

With Star Wars: Rebels coming to a close with its upcoming fourth and final season , there's a question of just when the animated series will tie off its story, especially as we know that the Ghost, the main ship of the series, took part in the Battle of Scarif as featured in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Despite previously teasing that fans may someday see those events play out on...
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Rogue One began life as a concept for the live-action Star Wars TV series

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY originated as an idea from Industrial Light & Magic's chief creative officer John Knoll, who thought that the story of how the Rebels stole the plans to the Death Star would make for an exciting movie. However, the seeds of ROGUE ONE were actually planted further back than I had realized, to when George Lucas was still in the midst of shooting STAR...
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What's new on Blu-ray and DVD this month? (April 2017)

A new month brings a wealth of new Blu-ray and DVD releases, so now's a great time to prepare and see what we have ahead of us in the month of April! You can always head to our BLU-RAY AND DVD RELEASE DATES section for a more complete list, but in this column we'll go over some of the more popular titles hitting shelves over the next 4 weeks! April 4 There's one Blu-ray...
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Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang says Vader's castle may return in future movies

Darth Vader's appearance in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY was definitely a highlight of the film, but the Jedi previously known as Anakin Skywalker really only showed up for two scenes, the first of which took place in his castle on Mustafar. The lava planet served as the setting of Anakin's lengthy duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi in STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH and it seems that...
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Oscar Isaac to hunt Nazis for Chris Weitz in Operation Finale

After Germany's defeat at the close of the second World War, many Nazis were able to escape justice by fleeing to other counties. One of the most prominent was Adolf Eichmann, a lieutenant colonel who was one of the organizers of the Holocaust. After moving to Argentina, Eichmann was pursued by Mossad, who were eager to bring one of the most hated Nazis to justice. According to...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** I am a STAR WARS apologist. In so many cases, I am...
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Orson Krennic almost met a very different fate in Rogue One

*Spoilers for ROGUE ONE below.* Alright, so I think I’m in the majority when I say I think the best scene from ROGUE ONE was where Papa Vader lights up his saber and gives a ton of rebel soldiers a personal colonoscopy. But one of many revelations about the film coming from Gary Whitta reveals Vader was almost limited to merely one kill in the original draft of the...
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Gary Whitta spills details about the original ending to Rogue One

In case I need to say it, the following will contain spoilers for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. By now we all know about how the reshoots for ROGUE ONE reshaped a lot of the film, particularly the ending, but with so much left on the cutting room floor, if it was even shot at all, there's still plenty to discover about what could have been. Gary Whitta , who penned the...
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Gary Whitta says future Star Wars movies won't rely on legacy characters

It was certainly very exciting when it was announced that STAR WARS would be returning, but I found myself more intrigued by the reveal that in between the releases of the Skywalker saga films, we'd be getting standalone movies exploring the rest of the STAR WARS galaxy. At the time we had no idea what those standalone movies would look like or what sort of stories they'd tell,...
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Gareth Edwards on reshooting Rogue One's ending and that Darth Vader scene

Be mindful of spoilers if you haven't seen ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY yet. By now, we all know about how much went into restructuring and reshooting the latest STAR WARS film just several months before its premiere, but with the home-media release of ROGUE ONE quickly approaching, we're about to hear a whole lot more. It was the ending of ROGUE ONE which received the...
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Disney details the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Digital & Blu-Ray releases

It looks as if it's time to start planning your next Star Wars Movie Marathon, because Disney has unleashed the details of the digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray releases for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY! That's right folks, so grab your novelty light sabers, your comfiest Chewbacca onesie, and prepare yourselves for when the digital version of the film releases on March 24, 2017 ....
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Cool Videos: A look at the work behind recreating Tarkin for Rogue One

Although not everyone was completely blown away with the work ILM did on Grand Moff Tarkin ( Peter Cushing ) in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, it was still quite an impressive achievement in my book. Through a mixture of motion-capture and CGI, Guy Henry was able to step into Tarkin's shoes ( or slippers ) and bring to life a character whose original actor had long since passed away....
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