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Sam Mendes In Talks To Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’
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Sam Mendes

As Disney continues to mine through their animation vault, more and more acclaimed directors are climbing aboard live-action adaptations. Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) is the latest filmmaker to join the club. According to new reports, Mendes is in talks to direct a live-action remake of Pinocchio – not to be confused with the Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. that is being developed at Warner Bros – the 1940 classic film about an elderly, impoverished woodcarver named Gepetto, who creates Pinocchio and wishes upon a star that he could be a real boy.

More on the story below.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ To Hit Digital HD In March, Blu-ray In April
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is full proof that a Star Wars spinoff can work. The film is a massive box office success with the film earning over $1 billion worldwide.

Now on the off chance that you missed it in theaters, you will be able to get to see it in the comfort of your own home when the film hits Digital HD in March or Blu-ray and DVD in April. Check out a new trailer and the special features below.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Editors Reveal Which Scenes Were Part Of The Reshoots
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Ben Mendelsohn in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

As many of you recall, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through a series of reshoots last summer. During the course of that time, many were concerned about the timing of these reshoots and script rewrites. Naturally, big budget blockbusters like Rogue One will go through reshoots just to work out any issues the film may have. In the long run, these reshoots helped the film, as it quickly became the third highest grossing film of 2016 in just a matter of a few short weeks.

Now the subject of these reshoots has popped up again, as many are wondering what scenes were reshot and what scenes were rewritten. Of course, now is the perfect time to ask about it considering that the film is practically behind us. Find out more about what Rogue One editors John Gilroy and Colin Goudie had to say about those scenes in the full story below.

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Almost Had A Very Different Ending
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

At this point in time, we should tell you that any news about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will contain spoilers. Not just because we know that the rebels steal the plans to the Death Star, but in terms of how the film specifically ends.

For those who have seen it already, we know the fate of the crew, but for those who have yet to see it, this will be your only warning as spoilers will follow. But for those that have seen it, did you know that there was a different ending. Find out what it is in the full story below.

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Yes, There Was Unused Original ‘Star Wars’ Footage In ‘Rogue One’
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Star Wars Rogue One X-Wings

Apparently plenty of you rebelled over the weekend as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the number one film, grossing over $290 million worldwide. Many critics were overjoyed by Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars spinoff praising it for being new by mixing in the old — the new being focusing on the untold story of how the plans to the Death Star were stolen, the old being seeing digitized classic characters from the original trilogy. But the old also included some unused footage – that many of us didn’t even notice at the time – from the original 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope. Check out the full story below. Minor spoilers follow. There’s your only warning.

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Felicity Jones Has A Sequel Option For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’
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Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially hits theaters today (check out our review here), and depending on whether or not you have seen it, it could change the way we see Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones).

While we’ve heard Kathleen Kennedy say that this is just one standalone film, the actress is under contract to appear in one sequel. Before we can speculate how she will appear, we have to warn you that MAJOR SPOILERS will follow after the jump. I repeat, MAJOR SPOILERS are ahead, so you’ve gotten your warning.

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Movie Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Director: Gareth Edwards
Screenwriter: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 133 minutes
Release Date: December 16, 2016

While spinoffs have a reputation of being written off as a cash grab scheme, the Star Wars universe has a wealth of material to work with. When it was first announced that there would be spinoffs, many wondered what or rather who they could be about. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be the first of those planned spinoffs. The film centers on a group of rebels who embark on the fabled mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. As storied as those troubling reshoots and issues with the script were, Rogue One is highly entertaining.

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Ben Mendelsohn Circling Role In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’
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Ben Mendelsohn

Felicity Jones was the first to be announced to have a role in Star Wars: Rogue One by Disney CEO Bob Iger a few weeks back. While we did learn what the title of the film was going to be and who would lead, details as to what the story could be about remain a secret. Many have speculated that it could have something to do with the Rebel Alliance’s elite X-Wing pilots, the Rogue Squadron. Before that there were rumors of it having to do with the Rebel Alliance hiring bounty hunters to steal plans to the Death Star.

Today we are no closer to finding out what the film will be about. However, we know that a new actor is in talks to have a role. Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond The Pines, Netflix’s Bloodline) is reportedly circling an unknown role in the film. Hit the jump for more.

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Alexandre Desplat To Compose ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Score
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Star Wars - Alexandre Desplat to score Star Wars: Rogue One

Gareth Edwards will be reuniting with his Godzilla composer, Alexandre Desplat, for the newly titled Star Wars: Rogue One. It was thought that Star Wars composing alum John Williams would be the one who would conduct the score, but a new details reveal that that isn’t the case.

The plot of the franchise’s first spinoff film is still unknown, but based on the title alone, many speculate it would have to do with the Rebel Alliance’s elite X-Wing pilots, the Rogue Squadron. Hit the jump for more.

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Felicity Jones In Talks For ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Movie
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Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones, the actress who was just recently nominated for an Oscar for her work in The Theory of Everything, has entered into negotiations to star in the first Star Wars standalone movie.

Who the actress might play is currently not being shared yet, as no one knows what this first non-numbered Star Wars entry will be about. There have been rumors the movie could be about a group of bounty hunters trying to steal the blueprints for the Death Star, but nothing is confirmed.

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