As previously announced, Marvel is set to launch a six-issue adaptation of the intergalactic smash Star Wars story and the comic book will include material that didn’t make the final cut of the film. Today, Marvel released initial interior artwork from the comic version, the first issue of which will hit newsstands on April 5. Here’s your first look at four pages worth of panels, illustrated by Emilio Laiso and Oscar Bazaldua, featuring familiar scenes from the film of Jyn Erso‘s escape from an Imperial penal colony, her meeting on Yavin 4 with Mon Mothma and Cassian Andor, her rendezvous with Saw Gerrera on Jedha, and her plea to Alliance leaders to go to Scarif to steal the Death Star plans — a scene that may be expanded from the film (more on that below).
By Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is at the top of the pack for this year’s Saturn Awards Nominations, with the film bringing in 11 nominations.It was a good year for Disney in other ways as well, with Steven Spielberg’s The BFG tying Doctor Strange with 10 nominations and Captain America: Civil War recognized in eight categories. Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them brought in six nominations. ...
Hard to believe, but the dancing penguins in Mary Poppins were once considered a cutting-edge special effect. In 1964, the Disney classic became the second-ever film to win the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, most recently awarded to Ex Machina. In our latest Oscars supercut, Yahoo Movies takes a look at all the past winners of the Best Visual Effects Award, including such landmarks as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, and Avatar.
Females made up 29% of protagonists in the 100 highest-grossing films of 2016, according to a new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
Ever since his role in 2006’s James Bond hit Casino Royale, Mads Mikkelsen has been one of cinema’s preeminent purveyors of evil. Between facing off against Benedict Cumberbatch in that Marvel adventure and playing Death Star daddy Galen Erso in December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the 51-year-old Danish actor had an extremely busy 2016, which further cemented his reputation as one of the movies’ most intense and versatile stars.
Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has joined the $1 billion globe at the worldwide box office.
While we Kenobi-philes wait for that Obi-Wan standalone movie — or to see if the old Jedi still has a role to play in Episode VIII (perhaps in relation to a certain budding Force aficionado?) — the folks at Lucasfilm have thrown us a bone.
Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story rocked the relatively quiet New Year’s Eve box office, grossing roughly $14.5 million Saturday as it jumped the $400 million mark in North America on its way to becoming the the No. 2 release of 2016 behind fellow Disney release Finding Dory.
Regardless of your political persuasion, 2016 was a year of tumult and uncertainty. At least the movies gave us an occasional break from the headlines. Feel-good animated films triumphed at the box office this year, with Finding Dory at No. 1, while superheroes found a darker groove (the hard-R comedy Deadpool, the villain-driven Suicide Squad) and familiar franchises — Harry Potter, Star Wars — put down new roots. Before we toast the arrival of 2017, here’s a list of the biggest box-office winners and losers of 2016.
Gary Whitta, who has a story credit on new stand-alone 'Star Wars' film, answered fans questions in an hourlong chat on Twitter
Before Rogue One‘s blockbuster opening, uncertainty dogged the Star Wars installment. Weeks of reshoots — ostensibly to clarify the story and make the tone more consistent with the “Skywalker saga” — along with an increased role for writer-editor Tony Gilroy, and an 11th hour change in composers led to breathless reports that Lucasfilm‘s big gamble on extending the Star Wars universe was in jeopardy. Amazing how rave reviews (an 84 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and an estimated $155 million in ticket sales can paper over any such doubts.
As the connective tissue between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has to seamlessly weave in many legacy elements from those earlier movies, incorporating enough Star Wars touchstones to make Rogue One feel a part of that long-time-ago galaxy. The new entry feels like a throwback to the 1977 original, with familiar settings, vehicles, droids, and costumes, even though it eschews some basic Star Wars conventions. Of course that means Rogue One is stocked with Star Wars references, callbacks, and Easter eggs, many of which we knew were coming from the trailers and TV spots, many we suspected, and many that left our jaws hanging.
Five of the remaining contenders are from the Disney family; 'Kubo and the Two Strings' could be first animated film to get a nomination in this category since 1993
You have to imagine every actor involved in a top-secret project like a Star Wars movie has an inner circle of trust, people with whom they can confide in and share no one can else can know. Rogue One star Diego Luna’s circle, surprisingly, included his 8-year-old son, Jerónimo, and 6-year-old daughter, Fiona. The 36-year-old Mexican actor, who plays Rebel intelligence officer Captain Cassian Andor, recalled being at a beachside pool with his kids during the filming of Rogue One.
Before you see Rogue One, you’ll able to play it. Rogue One: Scarif, an expansion pack to last year’s hit Star Wars: Battlefront, will be available to download beginning Dec. 6 and publisher EA previewed the action in a trailer on Thursday.
For years, female stars been paid far less than their male co-stars in Hollywood. But attitudes are hopefully changing, and actresses including Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Robin Wright have made public appeals for equal pay. Now another star has joined their ranks: Rogue One lead actress Felicity Jones.
Back during Star Wars Celebration Europe in July, an enthusiastic Diego Luna gave us a quick dossier on his Rogue One character. “My character is Capt. [Cassian] Andor and he works for the Rebellion in intelligence.
By Mia Galuppo, Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter Michael Giacchino is in the midst of one of the biggest jobs a composer can have — scoring a Star Wars movie. “It is a little stressful but it is a lot of fun,” the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story composer told Heat Vision at the premiere of Doctor Strange last week. Related: ‘Rogue One’: The Verdict on the New Trailer Giacchino is laboring away as the standalone film’s Dec. 16 release approaches, going as far as working through his birthday. “I didn’t want to go to work that day, but I had to because our schedule was so tight,” said ...
Turns out Ackbar wasn’t the only Mon Calamari admiral to suit up in the Galactic Civil War. No, we just got our first good look at his fellow high-ranking fish-eyed friend: Admiral Raddus. Raddus, who will make his debut in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was briefly glimpsed in the behind-the-scenes “Celebration Reel” released in August.
Rogue One is still 80 days away, but by the end of the week you’ll be able to play way through the newest Star Wars adventure — this Friday is when licensees can officially start selling their latest merchandise, including loads of new toys. To hype their wares, toy makers teamed with Lucasfilm and a group of superfans to create Go Rogue, a series of stop-motion YouTube videos loosely retelling the Rogue One plot (spoiler-free!) with the latest action figures, vehicles, and playsets.
It was not the best of times at movie theaters this summer, with several highly anticipated franchises falling short of expectations. But the fall movie season is here to rescue us, with Oscar contenders aplenty ( Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, Loving ) and even some major firepower ( Rogue One, Doctor Strange, Assassin’s Creed ). Here are the 53 upcoming movies we’re most excited about, with exclusive new photos.
The last time we talked Lego and Rogue One was at San Diego Comic-Con, when we unveiled the life-sized Death Trooper made of the tiny plastic bricks. While you can’t buy that awesome dude in a store, come Sept. 30, there will be several Lego sets available based on the upcoming Star Wars story for your amusement. Yahoo Movies has a look at Lego’s full Rogue One line, which features five different vehicles with minifigures (including a couple characters we know very little about), along with a trio of larger-scale buildable action figures of what are shaping up to be the film’s most marketed characters. Related: First Look at Disney’s ‘Rogue One’ Toys and Role-Playing Gear (Exclusive) See Tons of 'Rogue One’ Toys Revealed in Stop-Motion 'Star Wars’ Clip Hot Wheels Turns ‘Rogue One’ Death Trooper Into a Sweet Ride All photos courtesy of Lego
As the rollout of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys began early Wednesday, we got plenty of standard 3.75-inch Hasbro action figures. There were a few larger, 6- and 12-inch species from Hasbro and Disney Store. And, of course, dozens of Lego minifigures have popped up. But when it comes to supersizing Star Wars, no one does it quite like Jakks Pacific. The toymaker has a popular line of the aptly named Big-Figs, and Yahoo Movies has your first look at the full Rogue One set.
The countdown is on to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with just 107 days until the film’s release. But we don’t have to wait nearly as long for the new toys based on Rogue One. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at the line of Disney’s Rogue-ish role-playing gear, detailed “Elite Series” action figures, and a 10-character set that includes a certain Sith Lord.