ROGUE ONE Writer Has Another STAR WARS Project In The Works

Industrial Light & Magic Visual Effects Supervisor and writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story John Knoll has another Star Wars idea. According to THR, Knoll told attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters his idea is still a work in progress:

“I have another idea I’ve been tinkering with, It’s maybe 75 percent there. I haven’t pitched it to [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy]. It’s another Star Wars thing.”

Did you think he was gonna run his mouth about a pitch before talking to the big dog?! Rogue One writer or not, that’s an easy way to get walking papers in the Disney family. Obviously, just the news alone is a reason to be excited as I think the Rogue One team did a better job capturing Star Wars nostalgia than The Force Awakens team. I wonder what story Knoll could be looking to tell?

Darth Vader Is the Main Focus of This Awesome ROGUE ONE Featurette

Lucasfilm has released a must-watch featurette for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that focuses on bringing back our favorite villain, Darth Vader. The video includes interviews with director Gareth Edwards and more as they talk about bringing the character back to the big screen after all these years.

This new featurette also shows off some cool behind-the-scenes footage from the set of the film showing these momentous moments being shot.

If you’re a Darth Vader fan, you’ll definitely want to watch this!

Details on How the Original Ending of STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Played Out Have Been Revealed

It’s long been known that the original ending for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was completely scraped for the ending that we ended up seeing in the film. In the alternate ending the plan was for Jyn and Cassian to live to fight another day.

In an interview with EW, co-writer Gary Whitta talked about coming up with the ending, saying: Continue reading

‘Rogue One’ Answered Our Oldest Star Wars Question: Why Do Stormtroopers Have Such Bad Aim?

WARNING: Some ‘Rogue One’ spoilers follow.

“It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi

With its release, Rogue One answered so many questions that #StarWars fans have had for years like: Why was Luke Skywalker labeled ‘Red 5’ in A New Hope? What powered up the Death Star’s superweapon? Why did it have such a fatal weakness built into its core and why was it overlooked by the Empire?

But the most famous question (aside from who shot first) is this: Why do Stormtroopers have such bad aim? Turns out, #RogueOne may have finally answered this question, too —we just didn’t realize it. Continue reading

Chirrut Îmwe (Deluxe Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

“I fear nothing. All is as the Force wills it.”

Fans worldwide are stoked about a new adventure in a galaxy far, far away – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! One of the most exciting new characters introduced in this epic film is

Hot Toys Chirrut Imwe Deluxe Version Sixth Scale Figure

Chirrut Îmwe, a blind warrior monk from Jedha. Chirrut believes all living things are connected through the Force, and his profound spirituality makes him a formidable warrior crucial to the Rebels’ desperate attempt to steal the plans of the Empire’s devastating super-weapon – the Death Star.

In celebration of the famed Hong Kong actor and martial artist Donnie Yen starring as the spiritual warrior Chirrut, Hot Toys is excited to present a special Deluxe version of the sixth scale Chirrut Îmwe only available in selected markets. This extremely life-like collectible figure is specially crafted based on the character’s appearance in the film, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, a meticulously tailored costume, detailed weapons, and accessories including a staff and a crossbow. This Deluxe Version will exclusively include a diorama figure base with a Stormtrooper helmet and a special package design inspired by traditional Asian art!

It is time to #GoRogue and expand your Star Wars Hot Toys collection! Continue reading

K-2SO Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

“The captain says you’re a friend. I will not kill you.”

Droids have always been an iconic element in the Star Wars galaxy and in the latest release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the new droid K-2SO has captured attention since the character’s first reveal!

Hot Toys K-2SO Sixth Scale Figure

A reprogrammed Imperial security droid now loyal to the Alliance, K-2SO is an alarming sight standing within a secret Rebel base. The pragmatic droid is an effective insertion agent, as he can blend in perfectly at Imperial installations and outposts.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are very excited to introduce the sixth scale collectible figure of this new droid! Meticulously crafted based on the appearance of the droid in the new film, the highly accurate K-2SO collectible figure stands approximately 36cm tall and features a sophisticatedly constructed mechanical structure, LED light-up eyes with separate rolling eyeballs, a blaster pistol, a grenade, and a specially designed figure stand! Continue reading

Shoretrooper Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

The Star Wars galaxy expands in size and scope as the story advances to new planets and locales never before seen on film. This December, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will

Hot Toys Shoretrooper Sixth Scale Figure

introduce us to the secluded and heavily guarded tropical planet Scarif, where Imperial military installations are established and new specialist Stormtroopers known as the

Shoretroopers are stationed to patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to announce the sixth scale collectible figure of the new Shoretrooper. The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the Shoretrooper in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and features a highly poseable new body with a distinctive helmet, all-new armor with weathering effects, a new blaster rifle, detailed utility belt with pouch and other accessories, plus a specially designed figure stand and backdrop.

Prepare to #GoRogue as the Shoretrooper will be a unique and indispensable addition to your Imperial army! Continue reading

Jyn Erso (Deluxe Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

“We have hope. Rebellions are built on hope!”

Hot Toys Jyn Erso Deluxe Version Sixth Scale Figure

A new chapter of the Star Wars galaxy unfolds in the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story starring the courageous new character named Jyn Erso! Jyn is reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined until she crosses paths with the Rebel Alliance where she takes her chance to make a real difference by taking on the mission to steal the plans to the Empire’s super-weapon.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are very excited to officially introduce a Deluxe Version of the widely anticipated sixth scale Jyn Erso collectible figure! Meticulously crafted based on the appearance of Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in the film, the highly life-like collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored costume with multiple layers, detailed weapons and accessories including a blaster pistol, fighting baton, E-11 blaster rifle, and figure stand.

This Deluxe Version will exclusively feature an additional costume including a poncho with bandolier, a breathing mask, hat with goggles, quadnoculars, and additional blaster parts for Jyn’s unique blaster that can be combined into multiple modes.

It is the time to #GoRogue and to recruit this fearless heroine to your Star Wars Hot Toys collection! Continue reading

Star Wars dates: Here’s when the next five movies will be released

You just saw The Force Awakens and want more next-gen Star Wars. Well, you’re going to get more. A lot more. Regularly and steadily, for many years to come. But when, specifically, will each new title be released? Below is Disney’s not-quite-top-secret plan. Obviously, these dates are subject to change. Thankfully, no Bothans died to bring us this information … Continue reading