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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

The first in a series of Star Wars spin-offs. This one focuses on the Rebels' mission to retrieve plans for the dreaded Death Star.

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George Lucas approves of Rogue One

5 Dec 2016

Film gossip

George Lucas has given his seal of approval to 'Rouge One: A Star Wars Story'. The 72-year-old 'Star Wars' creator has seen the second film in the sci-fi blockbuster franchise to be released since he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 and "liked" it…

Felicity Jones learned kung fu for her Star Wars role

2 Dec 2016

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Felicity Jones trained in kung fu to make her 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' character a "bad-ass." The 33-year-old actress is set to play the rebel soldier Jyn Erso in the upcoming spin-off movie, and has recalled the time she took to learn martial…

Diego Luna's surprise Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role

10 Nov 2016

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Diego Luna has compared starring in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' to being in love. The 36-year-old actor is taking on the role of Captain Cassian Andor in the hotly-anticipated movie and has likened the "surprise" of getting the role to falling in…

Felicity Jones 'obsessed' with stunts

6 Nov 2016

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Felicity Jones has become "obsessed" with stunts since filming 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 33-year-old actress portrays resistance fighter Jyn Erso in the upcoming sci-fi spin off and loved the chance to try something new with the more…

Felicity Jones did kung fu every day for Rogue One

22 Oct 2016

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Felicity Jones did kung fu every day in preparation for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 33-year-old actress - who portrays Jyn Erso - was surprised by how much training she had to put herself through prior to shooting the upcoming epic space…

Daisy Ridley is envious of Felicity Jones

20 Oct 2016

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Daisy Ridley is slightly envious of Felicity Jones. The 24-year-old actress has admitted she would love to be reliving her 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' press tour and is a little jealous that Felicity will be doing the same for 'Rogue One: A Star…

Felicity Jones' 'strange' Star Wars creatures

14 Oct 2016

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Felicity Jones loved working with "strange creatures" on 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 32-year-old actress stars as heroine Jyn Erso in the forthcoming film and admitted she thoroughly enjoyed her time on set acting alongside various animals…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a tale of 'friendship'

13 Oct 2016

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is a tale of "friendship" rather than romance, according to Felicity Jones. The 32-year-old-star has been cast as Jyn Erso in the spin-off movie and revealed the plot will centre on the camaraderie between the "motley…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer teases origins of the Death Star

13 Oct 2016

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The new trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' teases the origins of the Death Star. The preview for the much-anticipated standalone movie in the sci-fi franchise reveals how the Rebel Alliance came into possession of the plans for the moon-sized…

Felicity Jones loved learning kung fu for Rogue One

23 Sep 2016

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' actress Felicity Jones loved learning kung fu for her role in the sci-fi film. The 32-year-old actress is playing heroine Jyn Erso in the hotly anticipated spin-off movie and she had to do daily martial arts sessions to…

Felicity Jones: Rogue One fight scenes were 'exhausting'

5 Sep 2016

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Felicity Jones says her 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' fight scenes were "exhausting". The 32-year-old actress is playing Jyn Erso in the hotly anticipated movie and admits the action scenes took "a lot of hours of practice". She told…

Darth Vader makes Star Wars return

12 Aug 2016

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Darth Vader's Star Wars return has officially been confirmed in a new trailer. The Sith lord, voiced by James Earl Jones, makes a very brief appearance at the end of a two-minute trailer for the upcoming new movie, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', in…

Felicity Jones' 'momentous' Star Wars line

18 Jul 2016

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Felicity Jones knew her line in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' would be "momentous". The 32-year-old actress - who plays Jyn Erso in the hotly-anticipated movie - admits she practiced her line "may the force be with us" multiple times in the bathroom…

Darth Vader confirmed for Star Wars Rogue One

24 Jun 2016

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Darth Vader will appear 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', it has been confirmed. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed the Sith lord will make an appearance in the upcoming sci-fi movie, but will be used "sparingly", and James Earl Jones…

Disney order reshoots on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

31 May 2016

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is reportedly in crisis. The highly-anticipated movie - which stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna - has reportedly left Disney bosses unimpressed and they have ordered…

Darth Vader to return for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

18 May 2016

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Darth Vader is set to appear in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. Rumours surrounding the return of the Sith lord have been circulating as of late and he is now expected to make his return to the screen after eagle-eyed fans spotted him front and…

Mads Mikkelsen is 'on vacation' and free for new roles

17 May 2016

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Mads Mikkelsen is "on vacation" after he wrapped up shooting 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 50-year-old star - who is known for playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the American psychological thriller television series 'Hannibal' - revealed he is open…

Alexandre Desplat to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

14 Apr 2016

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Alexandre Desplat will compose the score to 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 54-year-old film composer - who won the Academy Award for his work on 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - will create the incidental music for the spin-off sci-fi film and will…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer breakdown

7 Apr 2016

The force looks strong in the first Star Wars spin-off film

The first trailer has been released for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Set just before the original film, it features Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso (such a Star Wars name) who embarks on a dangerous mission to steal the plans for the original Death Star.

Diego Luna 'set to join Star Wars: Rogue One'

14 May 2015

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Diego Luna is reportedly in talks for a lead role in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'. The 35-year-old actor is wanted to appear in the Gareth Edwards-directed 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, which will also feature 'The Theory of Everything' actress Felicity…

Sam Claflin for Rogue One

24 Apr 2015

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Sam Claflin is in talks to star in 'Rogue One'. The 28-year-old actor is reportedly set to join 'The Theory Of Everything' actress Felicity Jones in the first instalment of the 'Star Wars: Anthology' films. In addition to the 'The Hunger Games…

Rogue One is 'set in a Jedi-less era'

21 Apr 2015

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'Star Wars' spin-off movie 'Rogue One' is "set in an era where there are no Jedi". The eagerly-awaited Gareth Edwards-directed film, which is set within the Star Wars universe and runs parallel to the main saga's storyline, has been previewed at the…

Felicity Jones cast in Star Wars spin-off Rogue One

13 Mar 2015

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Felicity Jones has been confirmed to star in the first stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie. The 'Theory of Everything' actress will appear in 'Rogue One' - which 'Godzilla' filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct - though the exact nature of her role wasn't…

Chris Weitz reveals Star Wars films inspired his career

3 Mar 2015

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Chris Weitz was inspired to go into the world of cinema by the 'Star Wars' movies. The 45-year-old writer has been asked to script the eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, and while he remains tight-lipped on specific aspects of the film…

Felicity Jones in talks for Star Wars stand-alone movie

4 Feb 2015

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Felicity Jones is in talks to appear in the 'Star Wars' stand-alone movie. The 'Theory of Everything' actress will reportedly take the female lead role in the project after actresses went for their reading and testing meetings in Los Angeles last…

Chris Weitz to write stand-alone Star Wars movie

27 Jan 2015

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Chris Weitz is to write the stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie. The 45-year-old director - who's worked on a wide range of high-profile films, including 'About a Boy' and 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' - is set to script the Gareth Edwards-directed movie…

Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara 'test for Star Wars stand-alone movie'

21 Jan 2015

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Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara are both testing for the female lead in the first stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie. Although plot and character details of the film remain a closely-guarded secret, Maslany - the Canadian actress who stars in BBC…

Aaron Paul for Star Wars spin-off?

29 Dec 2014

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Star Wars spin-off to be filmed in England

11 Jun 2014

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The first 'Star Wars' spin-off film will be made in England. The movie - which will be helmed by 'Godzilla' director Gareth Edwards - will be filmed at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire next year, it's been confirmed. The British…

Josh Trank to direct Star Wars spin-off

5 Jun 2014

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Josh Trank is to helm a 'Star Wars' spin-off film. The acclaimed 'Chronicle' director has been hired by Disney and Lucasfilm to oversee one of the upcoming standalone films that will accompany the new 'Star Wars' trilogy. He said: "The magic of…

Gareth Edwards to direct Star Wars spin-off

23 May 2014

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Gareth Edwards will direct the first 'Star Wars' spin-off. The 'Godzilla' director will helm the first of the standalone films, each of which will focus on an individual character from the film franchise, while 'The Book of Eli' writer Gary Whitta…

Disney planning 'at least three' Star Wars spin-offs

7 May 2014

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Disney are planning "at least three" 'Star Wars' spin-offs. The studio have previously stated their interest in releasing films to fill in the gaps between forthcoming episodes 7, 8 and 9 and CEO Bob Iger is said to have confirmed Disney will be…

Ewan McGregor wants Star Wars spin-off film

15 Feb 2013

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Star Wars spin-off films to feature Han Solo and Boba Fett

7 Feb 2013

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The 'Star Wars' stand-alone films will feature Han Solo and Boba Fett. Walt Disney Pictures announced on Wednesday (06.02.13) they were planning to make numerous spin-off films alongside the new trilogy and a source has now revealed to Entertainment…

Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

6 Feb 2013

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Disney are planning some stand-alone 'Star Wars' movies. The studio are currently working on the seventh, eighth and ninth installments of the popular sci-fi series, but have revealed writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are also working on…

Disney to make new Star Wars movies

31 Oct 2012

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Disney is to make a new series of 'Star Wars' films after agreeing a deal to buy Lucasfilm from its founder George Lucas. The entertainment multinational - which already owns Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC - has announced it is paying $4.05 billion…

Star Wars spin off series gets underway

18 Oct 2007

A television spin-off of sci-fi franchise Star Wars is getting underway, said creator George Lucas, with the main characters conspicuous by their absence. The film director admitted he was ‘taking chances’ by leaving out the likes of Darth Vadar and…

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