We’re on the cusp of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As we recently covered, tickets are now on sale and a new TV spot looks to be our final glimpse of preview content. Once again, it’s almost time for a brand new Star Wars film, and the movie-loving public couldn’t be more excited. So with just a couple weeks left before the release, here’s a last round of questions we have to ponder about Rogue One.
This is an awesome show. December 2016 is an enormous month for awesome film releases and this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News has you covered for everything you need to know about them! We share our thoughts on what’s going to be well-received, what’s going to flop and share our predictions for Rotten Tomatoes scores and Opening Box Office numbers.
Oh, and now’s a good time to heed our prognostications as our predictions for November 2016 were scary accurate with our lowest margin-of-error ever!
As we move into the New Year, GeekScholars Movie News reveals their Most Anticipated Films of 2016! Find what the hosts are looking forward to most as they each reveal their Top 5. As a bonus, Jill plays Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down when she gets to hear the cast and pitches for some of the more unusual releases of the year.
If you’re a certain type of 12 year old and/or the D23 programmers, you save the best for last, and that means the Lucasfilm slate of projects, which newsflash: means STAR WARS stuff. And there was a bunch of stuff to chew on regarding Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: Episode IX.
Principal photography has begun on Star Wars: Rogue One – the story of how the plan to steal the plans for the Death Star came to be. That’s hostiry in the Star Wars universe and history in the real world, as Rogue One is the first standalone Star Wars film.
Director Gareth Edwards has assembled a terrific cast that includes The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones, Killing Them Softly’s Diego Luna, Bloodline’s Ben Mendelsohn, Donny Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let The Bullets Fly), Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker, Mads ‘Hannibal’ Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Serenity), and Riz Ahmend (Nightcrawler).
Star Wars: Rogue One is slated for a December 16, 2016 release. For more, follow the jump.