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 internet has been ablaze with rumours over the past week that a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, centring around a young Han Solo, is in the offing. Breakout star of ‘Hail Caesar’ – Alden Ehrenreich – has already nabbed the role of a young Han in his own spin off ‘Star Wars’ film, and since we’ve been promised a multitude of related films, it would seem logical that Lucasfilm and Disney would want to jump aboard the Han hype-train, should his initial outing prove successful.
The rumour seems to have been substantiated in a report in the NY Daily Times, stating that Ehrenreich has been signed to a deal which includes “at least” three movies, indicating he will either get multiple solo Solo films, or young Han might appear elsewhere throughout the ‘Star Wars’ universe.
Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One’ will kick off a string of stand-alone ‘Star Wars’ adventures away from the main, numbered series, and will be coming to the big screen in December of this year.
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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.
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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.