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There’s a little less than two weeks until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theatres everywhere, so you know what that means: it’s time to take the hype into overdrive. Or hype-rspace, if you will. When you’re talking about a massive project like Star Wars you want to put the best possible face on it, you want everyone with any kind of authority or influence to love the crap out of it so that it’s easier to get fans into the multiplex. When you’re talking about Star Wars, the highest authority is George Lucas, and from what we hear, he likes Rogue One, and probably thinks that you will like it too. (more…)

There’s a *Monster* of an Easter Egg in ‘Rogue One’

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Two weeks from tonight, you will likely be sitting in a preview screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the latest in a likely long line of Star Wars movies. We’re nuts for it! Brought to us by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards, the movie will likely be loaded with Easter eggs and references to other Star Wars stories, in fact we already know there is one, the appearance of Clone Wars character Saw Gerrera in the person of Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker. That maybe the first egg, but it won’t be the last, and Edwards was all too eager to share another. (more…)

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Avid Star Wars fans immediately recognized the significance of the title Rogue One when the movie was first announced. During the Battle of Hoth, Luke Skywalker famously flew under the call-sign of “Rogue Leader”,  which has also been referred to as “Rogue One”. In an interview with Empire Magazine, director Gareth Edwards talks about several possible different meanings of the title.

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There’s a tendency out there in Internet Land to panic whenever something appears to be going wrong. What’s worse, plenty of people have little-to-no idea how a movie is put together and so when they hear a word like “reshoots”, they freak the hell out. So is the case with the next flick from the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. To be fair, when some movies go back for reshoots, it’s because the execs have no faith the movie will stand on its own given its current incarnation. With Rogue One, however, both director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm guru Kathleen Kennedy are stepping up to reassure the fans that it’s no big deal. (more…)

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There’s a lot riding on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, perhaps not as much as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but since Disney is looking at a big, beautiful world of Star Wars movies beyond the main saga, Rogue One has got to set a tone. The rumor mill today though is not kind to that world as suggestion has leaked into the ether that there’s trouble in franchise paradise. Reports are saying that the first cut of Rogue One has not been received well by Disney execs, and that the movie will be going through extensive reshoots this summer to retool it in advance of its December release. (more…)

There has been a kaiju movie boom over the last few years with more on the horizon. We unfortunately will have to wait a little longer for some of those giant monsters to hit the big screen it seems. Legendary and Warner Bros. have been working slowly on their own little mini-Toho universe starting with the 2014 reboot of Godzilla. A sequel has been in the works and was originally slated for summer 2018. News today has a shift in that date, but also a set release date for the followup Godzilla Vs. Kong. (more…)

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What a world we Nerds live in today. Every other month there’s a new superhero movie, and after Disney shelled out the big bucks for Star Wars a few years ago, every December we’ll have a new Star Wars movie to delight our galactic senses. This year we’ll get Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and now we’ve got a teaser trailer to start things off. New characters, new stories, what a time to live the nerdy life. (more…)

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2016 is going to be a huge year for movies. HUGE! DC is finally going to get the motor going on their Extended Universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Marvel is taking things bigger and more supernatural with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. 20th Century Fox is providing another Bryan Singer X-Men movie with X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as some less Hugh Jackman-centric offerings with Deadpool, and Gambit. There’s going to be another Ghostbusters movie after more than a quarter century. Suffice to say there’s a lot to look forward to in 2016, but a survey done by Fandango has identified the MOST anticipated movie of 2016, and that movie is Star Wars: Rogue One! There are plenty of reasons for all the hype, even aside from the success of The Force Awakens. Read on to find out what and to see what else topped Fandango’s list.

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Easily amongst the best movie villains of all time, if not *the* best, Darth Vader made a mark on cinema that goes far beyond his role as the heavy in the original Star Wars trilogy. Of course for fans, the badassness of Vader lost some points with the pathetic “No!” in Revenge of the Sith, but even George Lucas‘ own Brittaing of his franchise couldn’t ruin the awesome vide we all got of seeing Vader stand with the Emperor in front of the under-construction Death Star at the end of Sith, or his arrival as the big bad in the new season of the animated Star Wars: Rebels. But don’t call it a comeback, even if it looks like one, because sources now say that Vader will be putting an appearance in the first Star Wars Anthology flick, Rogue One. (more…)