Practical effects are coming back in a big way, and we have Star Wars to thank for that. The drive to have real physical effects gives a film a bit more believability, and we saw a lot of that in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, Lucasfilm will continue that tradition in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
With the film just two weeks away from release, we are getting a new look at how they brought the creatures to life in a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette. From the stars of the film to director Gareth Edwards to the very people who created these creatures, find out more on what it was like to shoot the film with practical effects.
Creatures Effect Supervisor Neal Scanlan talks about how unbelievable it was to shoot on a film like Rogue One. But it isn’t so much the shock that we are interested in, it’s the idea that Scanlan says how he is using the film as an opportunity to not only better the way they make things, but make the film as Star Wars as it could possibly be.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16, 2016.