Friday, March 24, 2017

Han Solo Movie To Cover Six Years

Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke a little about next year's young Han Solo movie. The details are not much but more then we have now. He said the story will cover Han Solo from age 18 to 24 and show how he won the Millennium Falcon from Lando, meets Chewbacca and "getting his name." The phrasing is odd but likely referring to Solo's reputation as a smuggler. In addition, a theory was Woody Harrelson would play Garris Shrike in the movie since the name is from the old Extended Universe in a story about Solo's mentor as a child and already vetted for any legal issues that might arise. However in a Tonight Show appearance the actor said "I play a guy named Beckett who’s kind of a criminal and a mentor to Han" so that theory is out the door.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rogue One Blu-Ray Trailer

The date has been set for the home video release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Digital release is set for March 24 with the Blu-ray editions coming April 4. You can pre-order now via Amazon. Thanks to Feris O. for the link.


Special Features
A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.

Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.

Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.

K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.

Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.

Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.

The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.

The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes­ – back to the screen.

Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.

Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.

Photo Introduces Cast to Young Han Solo Movie

A cast photo from the Millennium Falcon cockpit provides the first full look at the core cast of the currently unnamed Han Solo movie. The movie is starting principle photography for a May 25, 2018 release date. The cast in the photo from left to right is Woody Harrelson (name unverified, Solo's mentor), co-director Chris Miller, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (character unknown), Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Emilia Clarke (character unknown), co-director Phil Lord, Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Not sure why the actor is in the Chewbacca costume but he actually first donned the role as stunt double for Peter Mayhew in The Force Awakens and write a message to the fans about taking on the iconic role. Thanks to Feris O. for the heads-up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Behind the Visual Effects of Tarkin

In the latest video from ILM for Rogue One, they give a look at how they created the CGI character of Moff Wilhuff Tarkin since the original actor died decades ago. Thanks to Feris O. for the link.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Behind the Visual Effects of The Battle of Scarif

ILM has released another new but too short look at how they did some of the visual effects for climatic Battle of Scarif in Rogue One. Thanks once again to Feris O. for the link.