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Watch This Fan-Made Opening Crawl For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’
Empress Eve   |  

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The recently released Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of a series of live-action standalone features, not part of the Star Wars “Episodes.” Therefore, the filmmakers decided to leave out the usual opening crawl, an iconic part of all seven previous films, beginning with the original 1977 Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope).

Many fans feel an opening crawl is a necessity for a Star Wars film, and in the case of Rogue One, which tells the story of the team of Rebels who stole the plans for the Death Star that led to the events of A New Hope, it would have been helpful to show where this tale fits into the timeline. (Basically, it’s “Episode 3.5.)

Now, a fan has created an opening crawl for Rogue One using an online Star Wars “Intro Creator” tool. Watch the video for it here below.

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Wait, How Many Actors Auditioned For The Young Han Solo Spinoff?
eelyajekiM   |  

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It’s not going to be easy to find the right actor to play the role of Han Solo in the untitled young Han Solo spinoff film from The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Despite that overwhelming challenge to cast the right person, if anyone can do it those two can.

But how can you find someone who can be as charismatic, suave, and dashing as Han Solo? This is a massive project after all, and the character is a fan favorite amongst the Star Wars community, so it’s not like you can just make a shortlist and hope that you find the right person from said list. So Disney and Lucasfilm is going through great lengths to find the perfect actor to play the legendary smuggler, so much so that the rumored number of actors who are auditioning for the role have reached more than 2,500. Check out the full story below.

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Lawrence Kasdan May Be Done Writing ‘Star Wars’ Scripts After Han Solo Film
eelyajekiM   |  

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Lawrence Kasdan is the scribe behind some of Lucasfilms’ greatest films like The Empire Strikes Back, The Return Of The Jedi, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark. He’s also behind films like The Big Chill and Dreamcatcher. So when Disney acquired Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy got the scribe to co-write a script for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The screenwriter will also be co-writing the untitled Han Solo movie with his son, Jon.

The film which will be directed by The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller may be Kasdan’s last Star Wars script. Find out more about this story below.

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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’: Will Deceased Actor Peter Cushing Return Using CGI?
The Movie God   |  

Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin

We’ve heard about it in the past, using the many existing images and footage of deceased stars to bring them back to life using digital effects for roles in future movies. Debates have been had. Would you want to see Humphrey Bogart make an appearance in a new movie someday? It’s already happening in the music world with the likes of Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson.

Now a new report claims that there are plans in the works to bring Peter Cushing back to life using digital effects for the upcoming Star Wars standalone spinoff/prequel Rogue One. Cushing played Grand Moff Tarkin in the original trilogy, and passed away at the age of 81 in 1994. The character appeared in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, but played by Wayne Pygram.

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D23 Expo 2015: ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ First Cast Photo
eelyajekiM   |  

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Filming has just commenced for A Star Wars Story: Rogue One, formally titled Star Wars Anthology. The film, the first of many planned spinoffs taking place in Star Wars canon, is set in between the events of Episode III and Episode IV and will focus on a group of Rebel fighters who go on a daring mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.

At the D23 Expo on Saturday, director Gareth Edwards couldn’t reveal too much about the film because it is early in the production phase, but he was able to reveal the very first look at the movie’s cast, the group of rebel fighters, which will be lead by Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything).

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Han Solo Won’t Be Too Young In ‘Star Wars Anthology’ Film
eelyajekiM   |  

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo and Chewie

So when it was announced that the next Star Wars Anthology film would focus on a young Han Solo, there was both excitement and hesitation. The former because it would give us a look at how Han Solo came to be one of the greatest smugglers in the galaxy, but yet also constantly owing notorious gangsters money. Which is where the latter comes into play. The new film would basically be another origins story, which is not the kind of movie everyone likes to see, especially when each of them feels the same. Then comes the “young” part — just how young will Solo be? A kid or, worse, a teenager?

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has come out to confirm that Han Solo won’t be a kid or a young teenager, but rather someone who is already an adult. More on this story below.

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Josh Trank’s Former ‘Star Wars Anthology’ Film Still In Development
eelyajekiM   |  

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The name Josh Trank has been in entertainment news a lot lately. The director came under fire for tweeting his frustrations on studio interference during the production of Fantastic Four, which then led to a series of reports citing his erratic behavior. But this wouldn’t be the first time that we heard of it. In fact, way back in May, he was let go from the second Star Wars Anthology film due to those reported acts of odd behavior.

At the time, it was thought that Trank’s Star Wars project was one of the two reported Star Wars Anthology films, and that his spot had been filled by directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. But as it turns out, Miller and Lord’s Young Han Solo film is completely different from what Trank had been working on, and that Disney and Lucasfilm are still developing the film Trank has been on. More on the story below.

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Rumor: Second Star Wars Anthology To Center On Han Solo and Boba Fett
eelyajekiM   |  

Star Wars Bounty Hunters Scene

Recent news on the second Star Wars anthology film has been surrounded in a bit of controversy. We know that Josh Trank is no longer the director of the film, but it was the reasons why Disney and Lucasfilm let him go that were so controversial. Since then, there has been word that the film could center on Boba Fett, and while this has been unconfirmed, there are new reports that back that claim up, plus additional reports that the film could also have Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and Bossk in the mix.

Not only that, but there are rumors that Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn are in talks to direct the film.

More on these stories below.

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‘Star Wars Anthology’: Second Spinoff To Center On Boba Fett
eelyajekiM   |  

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When Disney announced that they would be extending the Star Wars franchise with spinoffs films that would focus solely on characters like Han Solo or Yoda. One of the top characters on the wish list was Boba Fett, who met his unfortunate demise when he fell into a Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi.

Now according to a story from The Wrap, the second of many Star Wars Anthology films will be an origins story of the fan-favorite bounty hunter. More on this below.

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Star Wars Celebration: Gareth Edwards Confirms ‘Rogue One’ Death Star Rumors
eelyajekiM   |  

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The final day of Star Wars Celebration today brought was suppose to bring in Star Wars spinoff directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards. Unfortunately, Trank fell ill and was unable to make the event. However, Edwards was there to talk about his film, and how it would impact the Star Wars Universe as a whole. During that time, we learned that the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens had been viewed an impressive 88 million times in the 24 hours since its debut. During this panel, we also learned about what these films should be considered, what Star Wars: Rogue One really is, and more. So to learn more about this spinoff, and to hear what Edwards, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and moderator Pablo Hildago, and a few other creative minds had to say, hit the jump.

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