The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
Directed by: Mimi Leder
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Cailee Spaeny, Kathy Bates
Release Date: February 8th, 2019
We are just days away from one of the most anticipated films of the year being released, and after the premiere in Hollywood last night celebrities, critics and bloggers alike took to social media to share their reactions to ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.
If their tweets are anything to go by then Star Wars fans will not be disappointed with this spin-off, with some reactions even going as far as placing ‘Rogue One’ in the top 3 best Star Wars films. Gareth Edwards is receiving high praise , as are the entire cast for their performances, with Donnie Yen and Felicity Jones getting some special mentions.
The embargo for ‘Rogue One’ lifts on Tuesday, meaning reviews hit the web 2 days before the film is released here in the UK. Some of the lucky people who attended the premiere have recommended avoiding reviews and tweets until you’ve seen the film for yourself as there are lots of incredible scenes that could easily be ruined or spoiled for you, so browse social media at your own risk.
I have my ticket booked for the IMAX midnight showing and so have no intention of reading these reviews until after I’ve seen it, but hearing the film get such an overwhelming reception at it’s premiere is incredibly exciting! With ‘Rogue One’ looking like a strong start to the future of Star Wars spin-offs, we can soon start getting even more excited about the untitled ‘Han Solo’ movie which will star Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke, which is slated for a 2018 release.
The second trailer for the first of the Star Wars spin off films has arrived and I think we can all agree that it is pretty amazing. So amazing in fact that I’m not sure where to begin with it! There’s the beautiful stripped down version of the Imperial March, some absolutely stunning imagery ( the eclipse & the light moving over the Star Destroyer are personal favourites), and that spine tingling final shot of Vader that everyone was waiting for. We are quickly reacquainted with Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and learn a bit more about Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). We also get to see some of the other characters in action (how amazing does Donnie Yen’s character look?) The trailer only touches briefly on the story, but I personally don’t want or need any more than that. In fact I’d go so far as to praise the trailer makers for it – they’re spoiling us, without spoiling us! Roll on December!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled for UK cinematic release on December 16th 2016
Written by Emma Ditchburn
Hold on to your lightsabers people, the first trailer for ‘Rogue One’ has dropped and it’s pretty epic! Without giving too much away, this teaser trailer perfectly sets us up for this exciting Star Wars story.
We are introduced to the self-proclaimed rebel Gin Ursa (we think that’s how you spell it), played by Felicity Jones, who will be at the centre of this spin-off. We also get a glimpse of the iconic Death Star, AT-ATs and Stormtroopers. Perhaps the most scintillating sneak-peak though, is the sight of Ben Mendelsohn donning Imperial white robes and looking rather menacing.
What do you think of this trailer? Let us know in the comments or get involved in the discussion on Twitter.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas in December 2016
Star Wars fans must be feeling really wookie, I mean lucky, right now, after StarWars.Com released information regarding TWO upcoming projects. In addition to ‘The Force Awakens’, due for release later this year, fans can now expect Star Wars instalments in 2016 and 2017.
Gareth Edwards will helm the first spinoff feature, scheduled for release on December 16th 2016. Starring ‘The Theory Of Everything’ leading lady, Felicity Jones, the project now has a name too; ‘Rogue One’. Star Wars officials labelled ‘Rogue One’ as “the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core” of the original saga.
You may still be bursting with excitement at the prospect of ‘The Force Awakens’, but compose yourself and get your diary out. Because the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII already has its own sequel in the pipeline. Scheduled to arrive in theatres May 26th 2017, Episode VIII will be written and directed by Rian Johnson, the man who brought us ‘Looper’.
A galaxy far, far, away just got a lot closer.
Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes
The Gareth Edwards helmed ‘Star Wars’ spinoff movie due for release December 2016, has its sights set on a couple of big names to lead the cast. Felicity Jones is certainly on a roll, after the big success of ‘The Theory Of Everything’. Not only has she been cast alongside Tom Hanks in the next instalment of the ‘Da Vinci Code’ series for ‘Inferno’, but she has now been touted for the lead female role in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spinoff. Jones is just about confirmed for the role, whilst rumours suggest ‘Breaking Bad’ star, Aaron Paul, may be in line for a part as the lead male. Read more here.
And so concludes our 8-part featurette, the Oscars 2015 close-ups. The big night is this Sunday and personally, I am extremely excited for what is set to be an intensely tight race for numerous awards, none more so than the Best Picture category. Just about every one of the eight films nominated for the award have been touted as the ‘hot favourite’ at some point, and rightly so, with such a superb range of films this year. Last but not least for our little focus, is ‘The Theory Of Everything’, the dramatic-biopic based on the memoirs of Jane Hawking, the ex-wife of British physicist Stephen Hawking. I had the pleasure of watching this film just a couple of nights ago and will be reviewing ‘The Theory Of Everything’ later in the week. For now, click here to read more about the film.