Rogue One: A Star Wars Story received mostly positive reviews, but also criticism for its CGI characters — Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia. Rogue One director Gareth Edwards told Fandango that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy told him, “[Fisher] didn’t realize it was CGI.
Gareth Edwards shared a few making-of details about Rogue One and told the crowd at SXSW that the title of his talk would be, “How the f— do you become a filmmaker?” When Gareth Edwards was a young boy in the United Kingdom, his parents took him to see Star Wars.”I instantly knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director recalled Monday during a keynote speech at SXSW. “I was going to join the Rebel Alliance and help blow up the Death Star.”Years later, Edwards would, in fact, write a small cameo for himself in Rogue One, as a character who allows Princess Leia’s ship to escape Darth Vader, setting in motion the events of the original film, A New Hope.
'Godzilla' director Gareth Edwards makes the first 'Star Wars' movie targeted directly at adult fans of the original, a gritty war movie with few kid-friendly ingredients
When Yahoo Movies sat down with Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, we asked what inspiration the film gave the Star Wars team — his answer just might surprise you.
The British director of Rogue One, Gareth Edwards, best known for his 2014 film, Godzilla, said that Star Wars patriarch George Lucas had seen this new spinoff.
A long time ago (2007), on a basic cable channel far, far away (the defunct G4), Olivia Munn became famous for posing in a Leia-esque bikini. Now, she and several celebrity coconspirators are taking over your Twitter feed with another Star Wars-inspired fashion statement. And it’s all for a good cause.
By Graeme McMillan, The Hollywood Reporter For those who have always wondered why the Galactic Empire sounds as if it’s filled with graduates from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, you’re not alone. Gareth Edwards, director of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has noticed it as well. ...
The final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has been released, and with it, a bunch of new information about the much-anticipated movie. Let’s break it down and go over the top five things we noticed.
The biggest reaction from the audience came at the very end of the panel, at the very end of a short sizzle reel introduced by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and produced exclusively for Star Wars Celebration that will never be publicly released.
Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy at ‘Star Wars’ Celebration (Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was never going to be exactly like any Star Wars film that came before it. Then there’s the aesthetics, director Gareth Edwards is working with a darker palette and is incorporating far more handheld camera work. Every Star Wars film has started with its iconic crawl, where we get some real quick backstory before we see the actors.
Sources are reporting Disney has requested extensive reshoots for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" this summer. Should we be worried?
Director Gareth Edwards has parted ways with Godzilla 2. Edwards, who directed Legendary and Warner Bros.’s 2014 monster movie, was slated to return for the sequel after he wrapped work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens Dec. 16. Godzilla 2 is a priority for the company, which is staking out a cinematic monster universe featuring creatures such as Godzilla and King Kong, and which has a March 22, 2019 release date.